401 Richmond - Built For Art
- Artist: Various Artists
- Medium: Exhibition
- Project Type: Major Institutions
- Neighbourhood: Downtown
Twelve hours, countless experiences! Nuit Blanche at 401 Richmond Street is a tour de force of creative offerings in a venue Built For Art.
- Address: 401 Richmond Street
- Public Washrooms: Yes
- Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
Throughout the Nuit Blanche 12-hour spectacle, 401 Richmond will be teeming with dynamic and interactive exhibitions, installations, and performances created by homegrown talent and by artists from as far away as the Canadian Arctic and Europe. Entitled Built for Art, this curatorial initiative will feature many of the galleries and arts organizations that call 401 Richmond home, while also presenting visiting creators in a variety of public and not-so-conventional spaces in the building. Two floors of creative exploration await Nuit Blanche revellers for a unique experience that both highlights a diversity of cultural practice and showcases the iconic address that continues to transform the Toronto cultural landscape.
Originally the site of the Macdonald Manufacturing Company, a tin lithography factory at the turn of the 20th century, 401 Richmond is a restored, heritage-designated industrial building turned arts and culture hub in downtown Toronto. It is home to artists, art galleries, artist-run centres, fashion designers, filmmakers, architects, animators, healers, communications specialists, graphic artists, a café, and even a Spanish dance school.
Online and virtual programming at 401 Richmond Street West is made possible with the generous support of Community Connectivity Partner Beanfield Metroconnect.