On September 30th Toronto stays up late for one of the most exciting art events of the year. The city’s free, all-night art festival is not just for night owls –so if you like to stay up late (but even if you don’t) this event is not to be missed!
Each year hundreds of artists, organizers and volunteers transform Toronto into Canada’s biggest art exhibition, overnight. From sunrise to sunset Canadian and international artists take over the streets and bring unique and entertaining exhibits to Toronto.
The first Nuit Blanche was held in 1989, when the Helsinki Festival established its Night of the Arts where every gallery, museum and bookshop was open until midnight or later and the whole city became one giant performance and carnival venue. Since that time, the idea of a night-time festival of the arts has spread around the world, with events in over 120 cities including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg and Saskatoon
This year is Toronto’s 12th edition of the event, and will feature over 85 art projects created by more than 350 national and international artists. Last year’s “Sun” entranced visitors, and with this year’s projects ranging from hands-on all-night colouring, a fortune-telling gambling game, a walk through an other-worldly forest to a 15-foot-tall story telling puppet, Nuit Blanche proves once again that they will have something for everyone.
In the spirit of celebrating artists, we thought this would be a great opportunity to show off some of our very talented fans! Over the years we have received a number of images of creations people have made using Kerr’s Candy, take a look at some of the creations below:
Molasses Kisses Drawing by Cindy Scaife (@cindyscaife)
Chocolate Mints dress by Nav K (@nav.c.k)
Eyeball lollypops Wreath