Presented by Nuit Blanche Edmonton, Petite Nuit is a “petite” version of last year’s inaugural Nuit Blanche.

It’s still a late-night celebration of contemporary art and urban space, but more modest in scale. Petite Nuit will feature five commissioned artworks over two nights: Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th, 2016. As always, the exhibition is free to the public and suitable for all ages.

Nuit Blanche is an international movement that uses contemporary art to transform urban spaces. The first Nuit Blanche was held in Paris in 2002, and Edmonton’s first event took place in 2015. The night was a great success featuring work by the likes of Yoko Ono, Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed, local sound artist Gary James Joynes, and many more. The event brought more than 50,000 people to the downtown core.


Event Guide

Need help navigating Petite Nuit? We’ve got you covered.

When & Where?

Petite Nuit takes place September 23rd and 24th, from 7 pm until midnight, both nights. Most exhibits are open both nights, but Northern Lites Mini-Mart is open only on Saturday the 24th.

All of the action takes place at Beaver Hills House Park on Jasper Ave between 105 and 104 Streets.

What To Do?

We’re so glad you asked: Petite Nuit is a contemporary art event—like the smaller sibling of last year’s Nuit Blanche—which means interesting, sometimes challenging art is all around you. The festival’s official program is comprised of five artworks that will exist for a very limited amount of time, and this year everything centres around the same spot downtown—Beaver Hills House Park—so it’s really easy to find.

Need more ideas? Visit our info tent for information on exhibits, amenities,  to find out more about who we are, or grab some Nuit Blanche swag!

Is Petite Nuit Kid Friendly?

Petite Nuit is everyone friendly—it’s an all-ages event that features something for everyone. So bring your kids, bring your grandma, bring everyone you know. It starts at 7 pm and runs until midnight, giving families plenty of opportunity to check out exhibits before late, and night owls time to get their fix as well.


Getting There


Most of the action takes place at Beaver Hills House Park on Jasper Ave (between 104 and 105 Streets), so transit is your best option. To arrive in the centre of the action, take the LRT to Bay / Enterprise Square Station, and come upstairs.


If you live nearby, or even if you don’t, a bicycle is another excellent way to get to Petite Nuit. There will be plenty of places to park your bike near the event site.


A number of surface lots and parkades surround the Petite Nuit event site where you can keep your vehicle while you enjoy the festivities.

Food & Drink

A variety of food trucks will be found on the site.

First Aid

We’ll have you covered if anything goes wrong and you need medical assistance. Our first aid staff will be located at the information booth.


There are plenty of security personnel walking around Petite Nuit to ensure things run smoothly.


We will have everyone’s favourite portable toilets on site.

 For more information along with Programming and Supporters, please visit Nuit Blanche Edmonton.