Zone 1

Zone 1: Trinity United Church, 33 Main St. East

#1- The Toybox by Playground Studios · Trinity Hall ·
Award winning designers Ben Chaisson and Beth Kates present an explosive collision of lights, sounds, projection, costumes, cameras, plasticine and Lego! Enter the ToyBox and push buttons that control cameras, images and sounds.  Come play in a green screen and see what you look like walking on the moon, or build creatures out of plasticine, or put on a purple dragon tail and roar the night away.  Play all night in the ToyBox where you get to choose your own adventure!

* The ToyBox was awarded the 2011 Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology Award for Technical Merit!


#2- Pretty Flying Women by Sonya Grabowski · Between Trinity United Church and Town Hall
A celebration of the women who loom large in our lives.  25 sculptural dresses ranging in size from 3-18 feet in length are suspended on clothes lines.  Visitors can walk between these soft sculptures as they flow on the breeze, dance in the wind or stand attention when the air is still.   In the middle, the artist will be crocheting a giant doily.  Come by and stay for a chat.


#3- Dissolution of Reality by Rob Gill · Algonquin Theatre Lobby
Artist Rob Gill transforms the hallways and corridors of Trinity United Church into an intimate black light play land.  Using masking tape, Rob will create intricate designs and forms, which when illuminated with black lights, create a 3-D effect found in the creative process of computer generated models of animation.  This technique will strip the church’s architecture of its lighting, and texture, and let the observer see the structure as it truly is, at its essence.  Come wander the halls and lose yourself to the beauty of the unseen world around you.

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Calling All Artist! Now Accepting Proposals for Nuit Blanche North 2019!

NbN2014-CrowdwithlogoThe Huntsville Festival of the Arts are pleased to invite artist proposals for the 8th annual Nuit Blanche North on July 27th, 2019.

For one night only, the streets will come alive with an exciting program of free contemporary artistic activities, events and exhibits taking place in unconventional places in and around Huntsville’s downtown core. Close to 7,000 visitors flooded the streets in 2018, and we expect that number to grow again this year.

This year’s theme is “All Together Now”. We are seeking unique and engaging installations, interactive art, film, sculpture, street theatre, music, or anything else that explore ideas revolving around the collective, what connects/divides, as well as the opportunities & challenges collectivity provokes. We seek projects that encourage audiences to explore, discover, debate, and participate in contemporary art and the public spaces that surround them. This is your chance to think outside the box, and let your imagination run wild. Any venue in the downtown core is possible, and we encourage local businesses, cultural and religious institutions to join in by opening their doors and offering free access to contemporary art. Artists will be paid fees for their participation.

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2019
Download the Application HERE
Download the Guidelines HERE

Interested in submitting a proposal or participating in Nuit Blanche North? If you have an idea for an art project, or if you just want to learn more about the event, and how you can get involved, please contact Dan Watson, Executive Director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts at  705-788-2787 or e-mail

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