Scotiabank Nuit Blanche-Oct.2nd-5th2014-Reception@ScotiaPlaza, Preview@City Hall + All-Night Event@Toronto

By A.J. Lam

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE VIP PARTY, OCT. 2, 2014@ SCOTIA PLAZA

A VIP and Artist Party, hosted by Roger Peterson of CityTV, to launch the ninth annual Toronto Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a free all-night contemporary art event. produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with the city’s arts community, was held in the beautiful historic Scotiabank branch at Scotia Plaza. The invited VIPs and artists enjoyed tasty hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, and tea, while being entertained by the artist Jeremy Sutton, international digital artist, and David Squared’s Kaleidoscopic.

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE BEHIND THE NUIT, OCT. 3, 2014@CITY HALL

A “Behind the Nuit” night was a media preview of the ninth annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Performance Anxiety art installations situated at the Finnish architect Viljo Revell-designed Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. After a brief introduction by curator Heather Pesanti, of Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, outlining her vision of Performance Anxiety, in the saucer-shaped Council Chambers, the 2 media groups were led to the roof terrace and then down the ramp to view HALFLIFE, Dress Rehearsal, Split Chorale for Viljo Revell, and 2YouTopia.

2014 SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE, OCT. 4-5@TORONTO

The ninth annual Toronto Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, a free all-night mostly outdoors contemporary art event, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with the city’s arts community, with title sponsor Scotiabank, enriched the lives of almost a million art enthusiasts despite the chilly climate on the night of October 4. In addition to the curated City of Toronto-commissioned 48 temporary public art projects by local, national and international artists, 80 independent projects were presented by Toronto’s art community. Each year, the many artists of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche produce one-of-a-kind projects that transform the city. The highlights of this year’s edition were the Global Rainbow, Walk Among Worlds, AMAZE, HALFLIFE, HOLOSCENES, Screaming Booth, and 1inspired Night.

A big thank you goes out to Anastasia Saradoc-Economic Development&Culture for the invite for this amazing event.