WAG Sees 4,000 Visitors for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 29, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery welcomed 4,000 people for Nuit Blanche Winnipeg on Saturday, September 26. The crowds created an amazing energy fed by outstanding art, thumping electronic beats, and inspired programming, setting the bar high for a fun evening out on the town.

Nuit Blanche at the WAG launched at 6pm, kicking off the free, all-night celebration of the arts with music, dance, film, and access to NGC@WAG: Ron Mueck, American Abstraction, and more.

“I love Nuit Blanche and so do thousands of Winnipeggers! It’s a unique event in the city, and for the last five years, the WAG has led the way in throwing a free party for everyone as part of Culture Days,” comments WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “To see the WAG filled with people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests highlights what a critical role the Gallery plays in the city. Art brings people together to enjoy, share, and learn – and being a welcoming and meaningful place for the community is something we take very seriously at the WAG.”  

The WAG’s Nuit Blanche included MEMETIC’s world fusion sounds, mixing samples of ancient instruments and modern electronic beats to create a dance party throughout the building. A late night film festival with cinematic experts George Toles and Jonah Corne explored Greco-Roman themed shorts in celebration of the WAG’s historic Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin exhibition.

Party-goers lined up to create their own amazing piece of bling at the jewellery workshop with artists Lily and Sonja Rosenberg (Manitoba Crafts Council). Guests visited the Minecraft Digital Lounge, observed the smash-hit game in action, and signed up to help build a virtual Olympus-inspired world.

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is part of the national Culture Days initiative.

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For more information, please contact:

Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery, and inspiration.



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