Get ready to light up the night at the 5th Annual Nuit Blanche North on July 11th from 8pm-2am in beautiful downtown Huntsville! With over 7,000 visitors in 2014, this year’s edition promises to be our biggest and best yet!
This year’s programming features incredible sites and performances inspired by the theme “Away We Go”. Film, live music and radio broadcast make a nostalgic trip to a Drive In movies of the past and future. Main St. will be filled with brass, wind and beats by roving bands of musical nomads. Aerial buskers and Taiko Drum squads will delight and entertain in River Mill Park. And kids of all ages can get their hands dirty interactive experiences using propulsion, sound and light. Stick around for our explosive fire show at 11pm and adults on only midnight cabaret show.
Click Below to Learn About the Projects in Each Zone
Zone #1: Town Hall
Zone #2: Main St.
Zone #3: River Mill Park
Zone #4: Town Docks
Nuit Blanche North survives on government funds, donations and the blood, sweat and tears of so many volunteers, artists and organizers. n honor of our fifth anniversary, we are asking our friends to give birthday presents of $25, $50 or $100. All funds will go directly to paying local artists. If you’ve attended before, or are planning on attending this year, or if you just believe in what we stand for, please consider supporting us.
Thank you to everyone for making this year’s Nuit Blanche North our biggest yet! 7,000 people packed the streets of Huntsville to experience the work of 94 different artists. An extra special thank you goes out to our incredible Funders, Sponsors and Supporters including Celebrate Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, Explorer’s Edge, Pipefusion, Town of Huntsville, Lake of Bays Brewing Company, Algonquin Outfitters, Pub on the Docks, Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Huntsville BIA, the Agro Centre, Trinity United Church, The Great Vine, Huntsville Art Society, and of course the many generous volunteers who gave their time and opened their homes to visiting artists. Thank You!
This year we expanded Nuit Blanche North with a number of different activities throughout the weekend. We were thrilled to have Governor General, Juno winner and recent order of Canada recipient, composer R Murray Schafer join us to present his 12 part trombone piece “Music for Wilderness Lake” at both dawn and dusk, as well as a celebration of his 80th birthday featuring an original performance, art installation created by MABELLEarts, and Q&A featuring Mr. Shafer and long time collaborator Thom Sokoloski.
Click here to check out our new promo video. It was edited by the incredible Oliver Ward of Blue Flame Collective
We were absolutely blown away by the reaction to this year’s Nuit Blanche North! Over 5,000 people came out and your energy and imaginations made this event such a success. Thank you to all the audiences, artists, businesses, volunteers, town staff and event organizers. None of this would have been possible without you!
But there’s no rest for the wicked, and we’re already planning for next year’s event. Please take the time to fill out this questionnaire. It won’t take long, and it will help us improve our event to serve you better. Plus, we’ll send you a Nuit Blanche North button.
You can also check out a video shot and edited by Kathryn Heming. Click Here to see a 2 minute teaser or click Here to see the event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson’s arrival in Huntsville
Nuit Blanche North is presented by Huntsville Festival of the Arts in partnership with Edge of the Woods Theatre