N is for Nuit Blanche

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One of the best things about being a student at Ryerson is that we are situated right in the heart of downtown. That means that whenever a big event occurs, we are only a couple of blocks away.

Nuit Blanche, literally “white night” in French, is an annual duskto- dawn art festival where the centre of the city comes to life as it is turned into a gallery, housing performances and art displays. Most importantly, it is a great excuse for people to socialize, drink, and make bad decisions.

Typically, galleries and cultural institutions are open free of charge and the roads are blocked off for pedestrian use (generally due to the excessive number of people on the streets).

Anyone is welcome to participate, either as a volunteer or an artist. Unfortunately, the submission deadline for the 2012 Nuit Blanche has passed. Dates for next year will come out in October.

Scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving, this year’s Nuit Blanche will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

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