Saryna and I’s first Ottawa adventure together was Ottawa’s first official Nuit Blanche.
Nuit Blanche is “an all night arts and culture extravaganza” starting at 7pm we hit Ottawa’s downtown to see what was in store for us.
We ended up staying out until 2am taking in all that Nuit Blanche had to offer. From crafts in the Saw Art gallery to outdoor booths with featured artists. We got the chance to partake in many adventures all for free.
One of my favorite pars of the night was Christopher Griffin‘s exhibition on concrete elephants. During this exhibition we were asked to create clay elephants. The idea behind the creation of these clay elephants is the artist being tired of always reading about animal species going extinct and he wanted to help promote a new one. After shaping our elephants we were given the option of leaving our little clay elephants on his larger concrete ones, hide them around the Byward Market or take them home. Saryna and I spent the next half hour hiding our elephants in the market (and to this day reminiscent of my elephants can be found on top of one of the pillars for the parking lot across from the Bay entrance)
Another gem from the night was one of the many photo booths there. This one in particular was a lot of fun, it had us dressing up as Canadian pillars. Here you can see Saryna and I dressed up as a Mountie and a Courreur des bois.
2013’s Nuit Blanche has already been marked on the calendar for September 21st 2013. We’re sure it will be more extravagant then last year.