Saturday, September 22
With the city as its canvas, Nuit Blanche brings beauty to Ottawa through a magical night of visual and performance art. Following in the footsteps of cities such as Paris, New York, and Toronto, the free all-night event (Ottawa’s first) sees local art and cultural venues — as well select restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars around the city — stay open into the wee hours. Public and private spaces are transformed into temporary galleries and performance venues, where art lovers can view thought-provoking works by artists from Ottawa and beyond. A free bilingual program is provided, and visitors will be transported between neighbourhoods on special shuttles.