Five things to know about Saskatoon’s Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche to hit the streets on Saturday, Sept. 27

Saskatoon has it’s fair share of parties that celebrate all that is wonderful about art, culture and music – things that help make a city livable and awesome.

And now we have one more reason to get out and dance.

Nuit Blanche, a free night-time arts festival that showcases and celebrates art and culture, is finally coming to Saskatoon this Saturday, Sept. 27. Happening throughout the world, along with key locations across Canada, the event strives to make the city itself a place where art, and the unexpected, can happen.

And the results are astounding. We promise.

Here are five things to keep in mind when attending the debut edition of Nuit Blanche Saskatoon.

Get plenty of sleep the night before

One of the cool things this festival strives for is to work and manipulate light. And what better canvas than the night sky? Nuit Blanche starts at 8 pm and runs until 1 am. So you might want to adjust your schedule if you want to get out and see what’s going on.

Explore everything

Nuit Blanche, located on 20th Street West, will feature over 30 artistic installations that will incorporate light, sound, images, human movement and everything in-between.

Check out the official event map for Nuit Blanche Saskatoon, which include show times for performances. The map will be available on the event programs which can be found at select partner venues before the event or you can pick one up from one of our fabulous volunteers on the night of.

nuit blanche map

Meet the artists

Nuit Blanche isn’t simply about installing art but making it come alive around us. Which means that there will be plenty of artists afoot during the festival.

In addition to visual artists, there will be performers, dancers, spoken word poets and musicians contributing to the spectacle.

For more information on the individual artists at Nuit Blanche check out the Facebook page HERE.

Don’t forget about the parties

Of course it’s not a true shaker without someone crashing the party. Make sure to come check out the unofficial side party featuring Minor Matter along with video art projection and lights from Reilly Forbes and Carla Protsko at the Underground Cafe at 11pm. Rumour has it you can get delicious snacks and beverages here as well.

Minor Matter POSTER

We are also told that BlackFlash Magazine and Magnetic Domain at 424 20th Street West will be curating some outdoor experimental sound. Expect to see, and hear, the likes of Chad Munson, Wasted Cathedral, younghands and Mehta Youngs. Performances will begin at 9pm and continue until Midnight.

Find out more about that one HERE.

More than just stuff to see; stuff to eat and drink

Nuit Blanche Saskatoon has partnered with a number of businesses and restaurants on 20th including Riversdale Deli, Little Bird Café, Two Gun Quiche House, Collective Coffee, The Odd Couple, and Cakes by Jen. We will also have a number of food trucks on-site, including Disco Dog, Thrive Juice Co. and Ace Burger.

Bring an appetite, for both art and the edible.