Toronto’s all-night art event will once again be taking over the city on October 5 from 7 pm – 7 am. The hotel is the Queen Street West information hub for this year’s Nuit Blanche festival and is thrilled to be hosting an all-night lineup of art and music throughout the building’s public spaces.
We can’t wait to be a one-stop-shop for everything art, music, and community at a Nuit Blanche that might just be the biggest yet. Here’s what you can expect from the Gladstone when planning your night out:
Participate in the installations by making your own origami boat!
Akshata Naik’s Bloody Boats is an interactive art installation that will fill the Art Bar with hundreds of red paper boats, symbolizing geographical displacement, and migration – emotional and physical. The installation will grow as visitors contribute boats and stories throughout the night.
For the first time in three years, the Art Bar is once again being curated by the Gladstone Hotel. We can’t wait to see our Queen Street-facing space again come to life with thought-provoking work.
Weave Your Way Through The Lobby
Tanya White’s eerie and ethereal lanugo weaves 1 and 2 are made of horsehair, mohair, and invisible yarns. They all fill the space with a ghostly presence.
3) Mesmerizing Music in the Melody Bar
VERSA is an audiovisual collective lead by Monika Hauck and Alex Ricci. The duo creates powerful instrumental music written around live looping bass guitar paired with responsive projections that visualize sound.
Participatory Poetry on Queen West
On and on and on and on will feature thousands of sashes printed with the words “and on.” People of every age and ability will be invited to pick up a sash and wear it throughout the night. The result will be a growing, infinitely circular poem that will move around Nuit Blanche Toronto.
The Artist Protest Project, projects
The Artists Protest Resistance is about taking over public spaces, including the back of the hotel! Make sure not to miss this rare opportunity to see the hotel lit up at night!
Don’t forget to eat dinner too! We’ll be open in the Melody Bar from 5 pm onwards for family-friendly dinner service (19+ after 10 pm).
Public installations will be open from 7 pm – 7 am.