Nuit Blanche transforms Toronto for the 10th consecutive year, 14 projects remain on view through October 12

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - From sunset to sunrise, audiences filled Toronto's streets for the 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. They experienced more than 110 contemporary art projects from 400 local, national and international artists, ranging from sculpture and performance art to interactive installations to mixed-media, and beyond.

A few highlights of the night included more than 4,000 portraits as part of the social phenomenon Inside Out (JR); 30,000 black moths creating the astonishing Black Cloud (Carlos Amorales); the thought-provoking Sphinx (Luis Jacob) featuring a larger-than-life sculpture of a male youth standing 11 feet tall, 50,000 LEGO® pieces to create the life-like barn owl Silent Knight (Ekow Nimako) and a customized coke-fired cupola generating temperatures upwards of 1800°C for Beaufort 4: Lava Field No. 2 (Robert Wysocki).

For 10 years the event has fostered cultural engagement, making contemporary art accessible to a mass and diverse audience. It continues to showcase and transform the city in the most surprising and exceptional ways.

Official attendance and economic impact figures for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015 will be released in November. Plans are already underway for the 11th edition on October 1, 2016.

Fourteen projects from this year's event will remain on display through October 12. Artist commentary videos for the extended projects can be viewed at Details about the extended projects:

Campbell's House: Your Eye Inside Out by JR
October 4 to 12, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. W.

Inside Out by JR
October 4 to 12, 24 hours a day, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Nuit Talks: Putting the extra-in-ordinary by JR
October 4 to 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., City Hall (Rotunda), 100 Queen St. W.

Time of the Empress by Aziz + Cucher
October 4 to 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., City Hall (Rotunda), 100 Queen St. W.

There Is No Away by Sean Martindale and JP King
October 4 to 12, 24 hours a day, City Hall (east side of City Hall along Bay Street), 100 Queen St. W.

Silent Knight by Ekow Nimako
October 4 to 9, 24 hours a day, Gardiner Museum (outdoor platform), 111 Queen's Park

Sphinx by Luis Jacob
October 4 to 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Allan Gardens (Children's Conservatory), 19 Horticultural Ave. (near Carlton Street and Jarvis Street)

'refugees run the seas...' by Francisco Fernandos Granados
October 4 to 12, 24 hours a day, 284 Jarvis St. (at Gerrard Street East)

Beaufort 10: Frio Estudio del Desastre by Los Carpinteros
October 4 to 12, 24 hours a day, The Westin Harbour Castle (exterior), 1 Harbour Sq. (at Queens Quay West)

Beaufort 12: Black Cloud by Carlos Amorales
October 4 to 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W.

Solid States by An Te Liu
October 4 to 12, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Toronto Sculpture Garden, 115 King St. E. (near Church Street)

Pattern Study by Amanda McCavour
October 4 to 12, 6 a.m. to midnight, Union Station (The Great Hall), 65 Front St. W.

Mímir's Well by Michael "Howie" Howatson
October 5 to 8, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and October 9 to 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., QRC West - Queen Richmond Centre West, 134 Peter St. (near Richmond Street West)

EMPREINTES by Pascale Peyret
October 4 to 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W.

More information and high-resolution images of event highlights and extended projects are available at

About Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is Toronto's annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto's arts community. Since 2006, the event has featured more than 1,200 official art installations by 4,500 artists and has generated over $227 million in economic impact for Toronto. The event has received many accolades including most recently the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Awards of Excellence for Public-Private Partnerships, Sponsorship Marketing (SMA) Award of Distinction for Festivals, Best Free Cultural Happenings in Now Magazine's annual "Best Of" poll for a seventh year in a row and number seven All-Time Favourite Festivals, Fairs and Events in Field Day's fourth annual Toronto entertainment survey. Look for information and updates at, on Facebook at, Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO and Instagram at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE City of Toronto

Image with caption: "Campbell's House: Your Eye Inside Out (CNW Group/City of Toronto)". Image available at:

For further information: Media contact: Anastasia Saradoc, Economic Development and Culture, 416-392-8123,


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