Wednesday, October 01, 2008

nuitblanche08: Russian Sauna, Snow and Arts in the heart of Liberty Village

NuitBlanche 2008 Russian Banya, by artjunction.blogspot.comPoster: scotiabank nuitblance08: Steam Up in the Steam Banya

Nuit Blanche
: a free all-night contemporary art thing

Experience Toronto transformed by 750 artists.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
6:52 pm to sunrise

Art Into Life / Kino Art Festival
Steam Up In the Steam Banya

Zone C Independent Project 18
Group Exhibition
Venue: Warehouse Grill
70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 3E1 (at Liberty St.)
Phone: 647-344-6599

Visual Art, Video Installation, Banya experience & laser show

Steam up in the Banya and relax to Russian Art videos + Music + Refreshments = Cool Russian Culture in the end-of-summer night.

Suitable for all ages
A fabulous way to start this fall - just make sure you get your beauty sleep in preparation for Toronto's third all-night contemporary art thing called Nuit Blanche.

From 6.52 p.m. on October 4th until sunrise the next morning, the city will be transformed into an extravaganza of art.

Art Into Life / Kino Art Festival invite You to join us and relax at

Steam Up in the Steam Banya stationed now at the Liberty Village, Warehouse Grill.

Check us out and have an adventure with us. One night only. All night long.

You can actually experience Russian steam sauna, dip into the snow and relax to Russian Art videos + Music + Refreshments

Cool Russian Culture in the end-of-summer night.

Bring your swimsuits, sandals and towels for the Banya experience.

You will find us in Zone C: Warehouse Grill - 70 Fraser Avenue

With Best Wishes,


Please check other events happening right in the Liberty Village:
Toronto, Ontario, (September 15, 2008)

Bridge the Gap during Nuit Blanche

Follow the searchlights and take a stroll across the Queen/Dufferin Bridge where you'll be lead straight into a flurry of excitement happening right in the middle of Parkdale. Taking place on Saturday October 4, 2008 - the third annual Nuit Blanche is setting up shop all across the city of Toronto and the Parkdale Village BIA is pleased to announce their initiatives as part of Zone C.

With twenty rousing installations exploring the different realms of modern art including fashion, dancing, music, metalsmithing, film and more. This all-night arts festival and the installations within Parkdale are sure to tickle just about anyone's fancy.

Hop aboard the historic TTC streetcar at King and Shaw Street where you'll be looped around the majestic that is Parkdale. Be greeted by a model on the streetcar strutting the latest fashions from the finalists at the Art of Fashion installation (taking place in the Parkdale Library Parking Lot). Hop off at Close Avenue to take part in the Community Art Wall where everyone will be asked to create their own work of art. With paints and pastels - the creativity will be endless. Stop by at the Rhino Bar & Grill to grab some food and drink, but while you're waiting, you can watch one of the short films playing in their Independent Animation Film Festival. If film is not your thing - check out the Parkdale Drink. The Baro Dununba African Drum Group will be performing and sharing their knowledge of the tribal rhythm instruments and music.

Then afterwards, take part in the Play Day of the Dead parade happening in the Milky Way alleyway, closest to Gwynne Avenue.

With just a taste of what Parkdale can offer during Nuit Blanche, why not come and check it out for yourself? Visit our website: to find out more about these and other installations.

To set up a media interview with the any of the artists taking part in Parkdale's Nuit Blanche installations, please contact Amanda Scriver in the offices of Parkdale Village B.I.A.

Contact: Amanda Scriver

Art and Culture Night in Russian Banya (a Russian steam bath): Nuit Blanche Toronto


olga said...

Make your wish to go to Iceland

"Thursday 10 July 2008


Yoko Ono's IMAGINE PEACE project is coming to Toronto for the first time this fall as part of Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night festival of contemporary art that runs from sunset Sat 4th Oct to sunrise Sun 5th Oct, involving dozens of international artists.

Thousands of Nuit Blanche visitors will tie their wishes for the world to Ono's Wish Trees near Lamport Stadium (map).

After the festival, the wishes will be gathered by the artist and stored as part of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland.

A large IMAGINE PEACE billboard will be erected [corner of Liberty St. and Jefferson Ave.] and 40,000 IMAGINE PEACE buttons will be given to Nuit Blanche participants.

More here. Website"

Credit Yoko Ono & imaginepeace[dot]com

I will be there. It's 100 steps from the [imagine] Russian Banya project.

olga said...

This Weekend! One night only. All night long.

1) Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
2) Vote Scotiabank People's Choice
3) Join the Conversation


1) Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Toronto's all-night contemporary art thing
October 4, 2008
6:52 pm to sunrise

For one sleepless night, Toronto will once again be transformed by artists as Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns this weekend to celebrate contemporary art.

The 2008 programme details are available at:

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is a signature event produced by the City of Toronto.

2) Vote Scotiabank People's Choice
There are three ways to vote for your favourite art project:
-at the event
-by text
-online at

With each vote, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize of a luxury trip for two (2) to Nuit Blanche 2009 in Paris, France!

For voting and contesting details visit:


3) Join the Conversation!
The internet is already buzzing with chat about Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2008. Join the event's Facebook Group and discuss your favourite projects with thousands of other members.

Celebrate Toronto

olga said...

hey, all:
we are twittering from TRL,
come down,
TO could not sleep at nuitblanche!
Russian banya is hot and Yoko Ono's installation is powerfull at the Liberty Village [make your wish].
The weather is good, +9C.
It's a great way to celebrate the Sputnic Day!

olga said...

Read an interesting article about a resourceful immigrant in Canada who decided to build his own banya and turned it into a side business.

Russia abroad: banya finds an appreciative new audience
January 10, 2012
by Lena Smirnova, The Moscow Times