You’ve probably heard about those all-night art festivals or white nights in Europe, where museums and galleries stay open for free all night. This Saturday, New York gives late-night art its own spin with the Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche festival in Greenpoint taking place from 6 p.m. to midnight (surprisingly the City That Doesn’t Sleep is turning in a bit early for an "all-nighter”). Coinciding with other "nuit blanche” events in cities around the world, emerging and established artists have created light installations and projects along Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront to light up the night. Check out contemporary kinetic sculptures by Behnaz Babazadeh, an interactive video work by Amanda Long, and a video projection by Alex Vallar, among the more than 40 exhibitors. Set against the dramatic Manhattan skyline, when the sun goes down on Saturday night it will have that same impact as shutting off the lights did when you were a kid working on one of those Lite-Brite masterpieces—just on a much greater scale.
Bring Light to NYC Website
Photo Credit: Nuit Blanche New York