Evening owls come out for Nuit Blanche – Winnipeg Free Press

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If Culture Days were a music festival (and in some corners it is), Nuit Blanche would be the headline act.

The annual all-night party started at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, and private galleries and public spaces remained open for bleary-eyed art lovers until the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Photographer Mike Sudoma captured some of the moments from the event.

Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei was one of the most popular pieces at the Nuit Blanche Festival Saturday night. Made up of 1,275 bikes, it was definitely eye catching.

A closer look at Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei.

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles stands 30 feet tall at The Forks.

Pat’s People, a group walking the Light the Night walk for Leukmenia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Mae Keomanivong (right) and her friend Vera Yang (left) interacting with the Loop, an exhibit at Old Market Square set up for this year’s festival.

Street_Play, one of the winners of an international ideas competition that was part of the 2019 Winnipeg Design Festival.

The Infinity Cube at Stephen Juba Park.

Cyclists ride to exhibits during Saturday night’s Nuit Blanche Festival.

Black lights, basketball hoops and dancing were all in the name of the game during a party in a parking lot off of Market Avenue.

Cycles, by artist Serge Maheu, is an interactive art installation inspired by the revolutions of the sun and moon. As people walk on top of the piece, lights and music play illuminating Bijou Park in the Exchange District with both sights and sounds.

“Eyes” by Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas take over Stephen Juba Park Saturday night to light the way for Nuit Blanche festival-goers.

Tamika Reid, models fashion from Voila Designs Boutique during a fashion show through the “Street Play” exhibit put on by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

Nathalie Park (centre) walks the Cycle interactive installation in Bijou Park during Saturday night’s Nuit Blanche Festival.

Thousands of Winnipeggers took to the streets of downtown Winnipeg Saturday night to take in this years Nuit Blanche Festival.

Coloured lanterns of Light the Night walkers illuminate Scotia Bank stage as they finish their three-kilometre walking route in support of leukemia and lymphoma sufferers during Nuit Blanche.

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