The scarecrow is a figure or effigy made of found materials to ward-off the incursion of unknown and unpredictable threats. Through ceremony, they are imbued with a collective soul of the community to have the power to conjure mystery and waring to all that approach.
Artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny McCowan will create three 18-20ft. tall Scarecrows that will float on the Muskoka River and protect the spirit and beauty of the Muskoka/Parry Sound region. Representing earth, wind and water, each Scarecrow possesses its own unique collective soul created by the community who has participated in the creation of spirit bottles. On the night of Nuit Blanche, those participants will be chauffeured by canoe to the Scarecrows and hand-over their spirit bottle in a ceremonial exchange with a dance guardian, so that by night’s end, the power of the Scarecrows is realized!
For more information and how to participate, please visit www.thomasandguinevere.com. For enquiries please email TheScarecrowsProject@gmail.com
Buzz is a traveling art project that celebrates that most quintessential of Canadian critters: the mosquito. Throughout June, Buzz the giant 20ft inflatable mosquito made surprise appearances at a number of outdoor spaces throughout Muskoka Parry Sound. Its final stop will be at Nuit Blanche North. Come see the last appearance of Buzz, hear the whine of the mosquito and get a chance to see through Buzz’ eyes.
New Ghost Town
Town Docks, 8:45pm & 10pmWritten by Sean Cotton
Performed by Sean Cotton and the Muskoka Minstrels
This 15 minute mini-opera will take the audience on a journey through time, describing how the woods and rivers and rivers gave birth to Burk’s Falls with the logging, hunting and tourist industries; how it’s population was fed by the railways, later to be depleted by big transport, the bi-ways and ultimately the new by-pass 4-land highways.
Joining Sean Cotton will be Hunters Bay Radio who will feature a number of local performers playing live.
‘Looking for the Landing’ is a popular workshop presented by Nancy Hunter. This is a fun and easy classes for all ages that only takes about 15 or 20 minutes to complete your own masterpiece. As you paint, listen to the story about Tom Thompson searching for a painting location and a brief history about his art and passion for Algonquin Park. Create your own souvenir paintings of Nuit Blanche. No experience in drawing or painting, just enjoy the adventure.
Get to know your Huntsville trails with our virtual active transportation experience!
Spin on one of our stationary bikes while discovering about some of the area’s walking and cycling trails. In partnership with the Town of Hunstville, fivemain, a planning consulting firm from Toronto, is trying to educate residents about the benefits of active transportation as well as the opportunities in and around Huntsville. Take a virtual trail ride through Huntsville’s active transportation network, and learn about Huntsville’s new Active Transportation Strategy. Come find us at the glow-in-the-dark bikes!
By: fivemain (Jordie Bacon, Vimal Lad, Stan Lau, Jake Murray and Stefanie Valente)