Presented by Nuit Blanche Edmonton, Petite Nuit is a “petite” version of last year’s inaugural Nuit Blanche. It’s still a late-night celebration of contemporary art and urban space, but more modest in scale. Petite Nuit will feature five commissioned artworks over two nights: Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 2016. As always, the exhibition is free to the public and suitable for all ages.
Nuit Blanche is an international movement that uses contemporary art to transform urban spaces. The first Nuit Blanche was held in Paris in 2002, and Edmonton’s first event took place in 2015. The night was a great success featuring work by the likes of Yoko Ono, Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed, local sound artist Gary James Joynes, and many more. The event brought more than 50,000 people to the downtown core.