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Edmonton's Nuit Blanche Captures the City's Creative Imagination

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Edmonton's Nuit Blanche Captures the City's Creative Imagination

 
First-Ever Nuit Blanche in Edmonton a Well-Attended Success
Edmonton's first-ever Nuit Blanche, held September 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., showed Edmonton's commitment to creative expression and the arts. Billed as one of the coolest nights in Edmonton, the art festival encouraged night owls, foodies, families and art lovers to ignore their usual sleep habits and take it all in at numerous venues across the city.
 
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Over 30 works of art, video projections, sound installations and interactive performances were featured at the Edmonton festival, ranging from "Wish Tree/Imagine Peace" by Yoko Ono, to "Flora: Digital Greenhouse" by Amelia Scott and Joel Adria at the exterior West side of City Hall, to "Pothole Possibilities" by Sarah Amato and Monique Mcfarlane at 100 Street west of Churchill Square, which addressed the persistent 450,000 annual potholes fixed by the City of Edmonton annually, creating art out of pitted pavements. We know a great place to get your car serviced after you've hit one of those potholes.
But what captured the imagination of so many in this city was watching Brandon Vickerd's "Dance of the Cranes" bring 900-tonne construction cranes to life as they moved to the sounds of Mozart and Beethoven. The Ice District-sponsored art installation saw four synchronized cranes, operated by PCL staff who were specially trained for the event, danced from 11:00 p.m. - midnight to the music as they stretched out into the night skies. These stellar metal performers overlooked the spectators filling the sidewalks below at City Centre West Parkade, 102 St. and 103 Ave.
 

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