Province Helps Fund Third Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

By Erin Letson July 10, 2008, 1:11 PM EDT

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche—the free, all-night art festival modeled after a French event with the same name—received $500,000 from the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, part of the provincial government's Ministry of Culture. Yesterday's funding announcement also previewed the lineup for Toronto's third Nuit Blanche, including an installation called 'Stereoscope' that turns City Hall into the world's largest interactive computer (produced by the Berlin group Blinkenlights) and Yoko Ono's exhibition in Liberty Village entitled 'Imagine Peace.'

Last year's Nuit Blanche (which earned the number-two spot in our Top Art & Design Events) secured sponsorship from Scotiabank, drawing 800,000 people and generating $4.9 million in economic activity, according to the Globe and Mail. The full program for this year's event—taking place October 4—will be posted online later this month.

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