How do you Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg?
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is always free and we pride ourselves on making contemporary arts and culture accessible to everyone.
If you haven’t been to our Nuit Blanche before or need a refresher, here are some tips on how to enjoy the evening:
Plan your Route
Nuit Blanche is never in just one place for the evening. From our “featured works” locations, to events at small businesses, from our independent curators to impromptu jams, there is a lot to experience in one night.
Each year we print a (free) pocket map and update our webpage/socials with info about what’s going on. Take a look, plan a route and enjoy as much as you can. Also: Forget everything we just said
Expect the Unexpected
One of the great things about Nuit Blanche is the unexpected. Discovering surprise artworks around the corner, getting your hands dirty at a free workshop and seeing Downtown through a creative lens.
You don’t have necessarily to plan to have a great Nuit Blanche. Whether you choose to use our maps, digital info or take in the evening on your own terms, we value your participation.
Dress for the Weather
Keep in mind that many of our exhibitions/performances are outside in the evening, late
September in Winnipeg. Dress for the weather and plan for the outdoor experience.
Whatever you do, don’t Drive
We plan our exhibitions so they are in close proximity to each other and accessible via bike, walking, rolling (skateboard or onewheels) or any other creative way to get around. Okay, okay, we also understand that you may want to carpool, drive downtown and park. The “Don’t drive” suggestion is not a “one size fits all”.
We recognize some festival goers may face barriers without vehicle transport.
If this is you please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so we chat accessibility.
In past years we have had The Winnipeg Trolley Company transport audience members from the WAG to The Forks to the Exchange throughout the evening. This is always free and helps tie in these partners and locations. Please stay tuned to for more information about the 2023 Trolley schedule.
Street Closures 2023
This year we will have three street closures:
#1 Arthur street between Bannatyne and McDermot will be pedestrian only. We will have a Bike Valet and Vendors here.
#2 Bannatyne between Main and King – Pedestrian Only
#3 – Albert st. Between Bannatyne and McDermot will be pedestrian only.