For the tenth year, the Gladstone Hotel have announced a free hotel-wide Nuit Blanche art celebration with immersive art installations and a rockin’ 80’s dance party to make your art crawl one to remember. With the one-night-only Fly By Night exhibition in the Gallery, a free Stranger Things-inspired dance party/installation in the Ballroom, live music, karaoke and cheap suds courtesy of Grolsch, Toronto’s oldest continuously operating hotel is once again a spark plug for art and exploration along West Queen West during Nuit Blanche.
The Gladstone Hotel has taken part in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche since its first year in 2006 and this year’s programming is a must-see for exploring local artistic talent and partying ’till the wee hours.
EVEN STRANGER THINGS 80’s DANCE PARTY
October 1 | Ballroom | 7PM – LATE | FREE!
Dance the night away in the Ballroom transformed by light installations, projections and sculptures evoking the upside-down world of [even] Stranger Things. With hundreds of Christmas lights strung from the Ballroom ceiling, local lighting designer David Sweeney brings Joyce’s living room to life. Max Parr’s projections take us into the otherworldly abyss, while faceless creatures break through the walls with the help of industrial designer Borys Chylinski.
DJ Joel French gets the crowd jumping with 80’s tunes inspired by the show-stopping soundtrack. Take a pic in the Barb photo booth and dance the night away dressed as your favourite character. It’s the Gladstone—stranger things have happened. More info
NUIT BLANCHE AT THE GLADSTONE: FLY BY NIGHT
October 1 | 2nd Floor Gallery | 7PM-LATE | FREE!
With eight interactive installations on the second floor gallery, the Fly By Night Exhibition invites guests to experience a dusk-till-dawn, one-night only tour-de-force exhibition. One of the featured projects is Garnet Willis’ installation Gaia’s Banjo; a gigantic conceptual Banjo that plays only when guests become part of the piece. In Shot Reverse Shot by Naomi Dodds, a single channel video installation depicts a continuous loop of never ending quick-draws. Try not to get caught in the crossfire as the projections loop iconic Hollywood duels.
Fly By Night 2016 Participating Artists
Valerie Carew, Naomi Dodds, Julie Gemuend, Anna Kovler, Sean Lewis & Galen Milne-Hines, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Apollonia Vanova, Garnet Willis.
Image above by Garnet Willis.
Karaoke and Live Music in the Melody Bar
Oct 1 | Melody Bar |10PM-LATE | FREE!
Typical of the Gladstone’s artistic programming, guests can find music, art, food, drink, dance and karaoke all under one roof. Inside the Melody Bar, get inspired by the live music and then jump on stage to crush it at Karaoke before grabbing a libation to round out your artistic adventure!
The Gladstone Hotel has taken part in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche since its first year in 2006 and this year’s programming is once again a must-see for exploring local artistic talent and partying ’till the wee hours.