Built at the turn of the 20th century as a lithography factory, 401 Richmond Street West is a historic warehouse in downtown Toronto that is now a thriving cultural hub and home to some of the city’s most engaging artists, designers, producers, microenterprises, galleries, festivals and retailers.
One of Toronto’s key arts centres, 401 Richmond is a must-see destination for locals and visitors alike.
The behaviour of 401 Richmond is such that it’s in a perpetual state of reconstruction and revelation as it endeavours to spotlight the many situations, conventional and otherwise, in which art and artistry can happen.
Presented in partnership with Nuit Blanche Toronto, Built for Art is a curatorial initiative exploring the personality of place and the role that this ubiquitous address plays as artistic advocate and cultural guardian.
Throughout Nuit Blanche Toronto’s 12-hour spectacle, 401 Richmond will be teeming with dynamic and interactive exhibitions, installations and performances created by home-grown talent and by artists from as far away as the Canadian Arctic.
Two floors of creative exploration await Nuit Blanche Toronto revellers for a unique experience that both highlights a diversity of cultural practice and showcases the iconic address that continues to transform Toronto’s cultural landscape.
On October 5th at 6:59 pm, 401 Richmond transforms into a one-stop, high-energy artistic experience representing a synergy between on-site galleries, tenant artists, and the broader arts community – all under one roof!
This year we will be featuring engaging and entertaining, site-specific installations and performances that activate public sites throughout 401 Richmond, includes contributions from Donald Quan, Rob Nicholls, Donne Roberts, Dorset Fine Arts, Erin MacKeen, art students from Mayfield Secondary School, Yasmine Louis, Cheryl Rondeau, rzlbd’s +ve virus and THEN & NOW OUT, a two-person exhibition featuring 2018 401 Richmond Career Launcher, Carol Cheong and 2019 401 Richmond Career Launcher, Miles Ingrassia.
In addition to this suite of one-night-only presentations, many 401 Richmond tenants will make their spaces available for artful experiences during Nuit Blanche extended hours. Enjoy exhibitions and installations at A Space Gallery, Abbozzo Gallery, Cinecycle, Good Gorilla Inc., Open Studio, Red Head Gallery, Ryerson Artspace, Tangled Art + Disability, Trinity Square Video, Urbanspace Gallery, Yumart Gallery and YYZ Artists’ Outlet.
Retail and hospitality partners Darkhorse Espresso Bar, Good Gorilla, The Roastery Coffee House, Spacing Store, SWIPE Design will provide unique Nuit Blanche experiences.
Tag @401Richmond on social media and use #401BuiltforArt to keep up to date with all of the Nuit Blanche festivities throughout the night!
Sneak peek pictures for Nuit Blanche 2018 at 401 Richmond photographed by Tomasz Adamski!
We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to RSVP here.