Kjipuktuk/Halifax transformed by artists

4
Days
63
Projects
100
Artists
Virtually
Everywhere
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October 1316th
2021
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Thank you for another great year!

WHAT IS NOCTURNE?

Nocturne is an independent, free, contemporary art festival in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Each October the festival brings art and energy to the streets of our city. The annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia. In addition to the festival, Nocturne oversees a collection of arts programming utilizing the same mentality that art can be anywhere. Nocturne: Art at Night is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 around the simple idea to make something astounding happen right here.

  • A platform for artistic creation and presentation of new work
  • A residency for emerging curators
  • A city shifted by artists
  • An immersive experience set apart from traditional art festivals
  • An intimate gathering of 35,000
  • A year-round opportunity that goes beyond the festival
  • An expansive offering with a mission to use art as a catalyst for connection
We push boundaries with art, not public safety.
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