Medallion Room, Building Re-Fit Store (23-12th Street)
Fraser Sneath Coffee (1031 Rosser Ave)
Abby Rose (912 Rosser Ave)
Wildflower Cafe (908 Rosser Ave)
10,000 Villages (829 Rosser Ave)
Brandon Regional Library (710 Rosser Ave)
Union Shoe Store (618 Rosser Ave)
New System Store (619 Rosser Ave)
The R-Studio (431 Rosser Ave)
On October 1st 2016 from 2PM until 1AM during Culture Days, Wheat City Nuit Blanche will transform the studios, hallways, stairwells, and hidden corners of the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba into an all-ages multidisciplinary art 'happening'. In addition to the evening events at the AGSM, businesses and spaces around downtown Brandon will be hosting performances and installations throughout the day. In the White Night tradition made popular in cities around the world since 1984, venues will be filled with live music, performance, visual art, installation, DJs, interactive kiosks, and a family-friendly dance party. Co-curated by Leanne Zacharias (Brandon School of Music) and Natalia Lebedinskaia (Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba), this year’s event takes inspiration from its collaborative beginnings and will focus on duos and duets, as well as other forms of collaboration.
In its second year, Wheat City Nuit Blance will increase its daytime programming to incorporate businesses and venues around downtown Brandon, including Fraser Sneath Coffee and Brandon General Museum and Archives, and a number of other locations along Rosser avenue. Some of this year’s highlights will include installation artist Barb Flemington creating a new piece at the General Museum and incorporating the B.J. Hales Collection; Janet Shaw-Russell and Lisa Lysack collaborating on new work about family and nesting that will take over a storage room at the Art Gallery; and painter Gabe Ivanïski working alongside hairstylist Rose to transform her space into a hybrid gallery and salon. Nuit Blanche is a unique opportunity to see and experience musical performance outside of the usual context of a concert. Numerous musicians and music students will take over parts of the AGSM and local businesses to perform existing and new works in ways that engage the audience in unexpected ways.