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 make the most of 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 beforehand, plan a route and enjoy as much as you can. Also: Forget everything we just said
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 to plan to have a great Nuit Blanche.
Whether you choose to use our maps/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 more outdoor experience than indoor. You may want to bring an extra phone battery, many of our enthusiasts enjoy taking their own photos throughout the evening.
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 our webpage for more information about the 2022 Trolley schedule.
create your own Nuit Blanche tour
roll, walk, bike, bus….you know what to do
Be kind, Stay safe
At Nuit Blanche Winnipeg we appreciate the vibrant diversity of our community and invite everyone to enjoy the events and installations and offer a welcoming, inclusive, safe and respectful environment.
We ask that everyone—artists, event organizers, audiences, volunteers, press, industry, staff, board members, and beyond—maintain an environment that is welcoming to all by being:
- Inclusive and respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, ability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance and body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status
- Intentional with your words and abstaining from any kind of abusive or offensive language
- Mindful of the personal space and boundaries of others
- Respectful by refraining from disruption of art installations or events
- Considerate of the health and safety of others.
This Code of Conduct covers all Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events and venues including digital spaces.
We ask that any person who witnesses or experiences a violation of this Code of Conduct should immediately contact a Nuit Blanche Winnipeg volunteer, staff member, or safety personnel.
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg requires that all artists/volunteers sign this agreement to indicate they agree to abide by these policies of the Code of Conduct prior to being eligible to participate in Nuit Blanche Winnipeg
Check back here in late September for a map of all events!
This year we will have two street closures in the Exchange District:
- Arthur street between Bannatyne and McDermot will be pedestrian only. This space will be animated with the Grape Labs Market, WAG-Qaumajuq’s mobile exhibit: Nakatamaakewin, and a special lounge in the Drayway Alley of Artspace featuring DJ’s: LMAO , Kilusan and Anthony OKS. To find out about this event please click HERE
2. In addition to hosting art installation “Moths to a Flame”, Little Brown Jug has a special street party planned! They will be closing down Hargrave street (right beside their brewery) and animating the street with culture and good times. Features include; live ‘cello, dance, Dj’s, music and lots of fun on tap! To find out more about this event please clock HERE