I do hope that you had the chance to see one or more of the installations last night for Nuit Blanche. The free, contemporary art event ran from 7PM to 4AM and really did transform downtown in an amazing, engaging, and welcoming event. I left wondering how Edmonton can take this positive experience and make these kind of events happen on a regular basis. Our downtown was bursting with energy!!
Nuit Blanche is an annual all-night or night-time arts festival. A Nuit Blanche will typically have museums, private and public art galleries, and other cultural institutions open and free of charge, with the centre of the city itself being turned into a de facto art gallery, providing space for art installations, performances (music, film, dance, performance art), themed social gatherings, and other activities.