Art doesn’t need sunlight or stationary venues for Nocturne: Art at Night.
The third annual art experience starts Saturday at 6 p.m. and winds down at midnight. There will be five roaming art projects, said Alyson Queen, co-chair of Nocturne.
“They’ll be roaming throughout the city and you never know where they’ll pop up,” she said.
And new this year: performances on the ferry.
Queen said they wanted to increase their presence in Dartmouth this year so there will be hourly performances on the ferry as people head to the Dartmouth venues.
This year organizers are carving the HRM into five zones and offering free walking and bicycle tours.
There are 46 galleries and venues for people to check out special presentations and 48 special projects. Nocturne is based on Nuit Blanche events in Paris, Montreal and Toronto.
“Nocturne is an evening once a year where Halifax is transformed by art, whether it’s the galleries with their doors open until midnight, or projections and special projects in public spaces,” Queen said.
“It really is a magical evening where people can explore their city in a different way.”
Last year, 9,000 people took in Nocturne and this year Queen said she’s hoping for more.