Yes it’s that time of year again! We’ve been busy over here printing and framing three fine art landscape photographs to hang at this year’s Visual Fringe show. We’ll be dropping off the pieces on Monday and opening night is a week today on Thursday, June 7th at 7pm. Darren and I will both be there along with many of the 24 other artists so stop by, say hi, check out some fantastically diverse art, have a snack, and get inspired.
For opening night only we’ll have unmatted and unframed prints available for you to purchase and take home. During the rest of the show we’ll have a book available for you to leave comments about the work and your contact information if you’re interested in ordering photographs.
This year the London Fringe Festival is also presenting Nuit Blanche, an almost-all-night art event when downtown London will come alive with contemporary arts activities, exhibits, and whatever. Starting at 9:00pm on Saturday, June 16, 2012 and running until 3:00am on Sunday, June 17, 2012, galleries, museums, laneways, sidewalks, alleys, parks will become locations to engage in a variety of artistic experiences. Unusual or forbidden spaces become sites of contemporary art open for all-night discovery and rediscovery.
Attendees will have free access to explore, discover, debate, and participate in contemporary art. Artists will create installations, interactive art, film, sculpture, street theatre, music, anything that will encourage participation from audiences. The diversity of the art is unlimited.
Nuit Blanche London will take place primarily along Dundas Street, between Clarence Street and Ridout Street. There are some additional sites located nearby just North and South of Dundas, but all locations are within the downtown core. This is a large area with several unique and interesting spaces, both indoors and outside. Dundas Street between Clarence Street and Ridout Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during this event.
We popped by last year around midnight and it was magical! Dundas Street had a completely different feel, it was safe, very pedestrian friendly, and brimming with creativity and wonder.
And while you’re marking dates on your calendar be sure to check out our events page to stay up to date on everything we have planned this coming season.
Which art events do you plan to attend in the next few months? Is there a special gallery exhibit you’re looking forward to seeing? Or an art in the park event that you check out every year?