Sunday, 3 March 2013

Nuit Blanche In Montreal

 Or.....How I Spent My Saturday Night

We may have missed Nuit Blanche (White Night) in Paris, but thankfully we have our own version in Montréal.

Montréal en Lumière is the annual celebration when museums, galleries and studios stay open until the wee hours of the morning to exhibit their latest works.  It's a free festival of art, culture and light.  And music.....did I mention music?

A few snaps just to prove I was actually out and away from my computer......

Last night was particularly beautiful as we had a light dusting of snow falling making everything sparkle!
Inside, wonderful exhibitions.  Place des Arts had a wall of light with changing images
Outside people were ooooing and ahhhhing over the fireworks

I would have gone on this except for the lines!

For the hungry bunch, cooking sausages and marshmallows over fire pits
And one more thing.......surprise venues so it was worth just exploring the streets.  The Le Germain, a boutique hotel in downtown Montréal, opened one of their floors for local artists to exhibit.  Hydro Québec had an amazing HUGE piece and a video on "the making" of the work.  Yes, I'll be going again next year.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely celebration. That is so interesting to see an outdoor celebration in colder weather. Here in our part of the U.S. very few festivals or fairs happen outdoors in the winter... Montréal en Lumière does look fun.