The Huntsville Festival of the Arts is thrilled to be accepting artist proposals for the 8th annual Nuit Blanche North event on Saturday July 27, 2019.
Recognized as a signature Huntsville event and offering complimentary admission for visitors, Nuit Blanche North is a late-night art event where cutting-edge artists light up downtown Huntsville with innovative art exhibits and eccentric performances. Meaning “to have a sleepless night”, Nuit Blanche North was inspired by the inaugural event which was first introduced in Paris, France in 2002.
For one night only, the streets of downtown Huntsville will come alive with an exciting program of contemporary artistic activities, events and exhibits taking place in unconventional places in and around the downtown core.
“We were thrilled to welcome over 7,000 visitors in 2018 and we expect that number to grow significantly this year”, noted Dan Watson, Executive Director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. “This is really a chance for artists to push the boundaries and to unleash their imagination”, commented Watson.
This year’s theme is “All Together Now” and artists selected will be paid a fee for their participation. The event committee is seeking unique and engaging installations, interactive art, film, sculpture, street theatre, music, or anything else that explores ideas revolving around the collective, what connects/divides, as well as the opportunities & challenges collectivity provokes. Projects should encourage audiences to explore, discover, debate, and participate in contemporary art and the public spaces that surround them. Any venue in the downtown core is possible, and local businesses, cultural and religious institutions are encouraged to join in by opening their doors and offering free access to contemporary art.
Presented by the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, the goal of Nuit Blanche North is to feature fun, engaging and accessible works of art, and to support the local economy by attracting visitors downtown, and providing opportunities for local artists to create and present their work.
Artists interested in submitting a proposal before the March 8th deadline can contact Dan Watson, Executive Director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts at 705-788-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.