Nuit Rose Festival & Art Crawl - UNBOUND

NUIT ROSE is back for its fifth annual festival of queer art and performance. Taking the theme of Unbound, the festival features art that crosses borders, both real and imagined.

Join us on June 16th from 7PM till late for our annual ART CRAWL with programming across Toronto neighbourhoods West Queen West and the Church-Wellesley Village.

Attendance at NUIT ROSE is FREE and open to all. Expect “unbound” paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and performances of music, poetry, theatre and dance by talented LGBTQ+ creators from Toronto and beyond.


The 519 / Barbara Hall Park

Nuit Rose Art Bar (562 Church Street, formerly Slacks)

Artscape Youngplace

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Glad Day Bookshop

MaRS Discovery District

Gladstone Hotel


Pride Toronto

The Church-Wellesley Village BIA

The 519

AutoDesk Pride Committee

Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

The Gladstone Hotel

Diversidad Somos Festival (Mexico)



Wednesday, June 13th - 7PM

Festival Launch at Artscape Youngplace with Group Exhibition Opening

Thursday, June 14th - Saturday, June 16th

Nuit Rose Art Bar at 562 Church St, featuring local DJs, art installations and entertainment. Sponsored by One Properties.

Saturday, June 16th at sunset

The Nuit Rose Light Parade begins at Alexander St Parkette beside Buddies in Bad Times, and ends at Barbara Hall Park for live entertainment as a celebration of night and light. Everyone is encouraged to participate with a light-emitting costume or object. Prizes for Best Costume!

A free lantern-making workshop will take place at the 519 Church St Community Centre earlier that day. The Light Parade and lantern workshop are sponsored by Pride Toronto

The NUIT ROSE festival is presented by the Throbbing Rose Collective, a volunteer group of artists, curators, producers, and art advocates. It is produced with the support of the city of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

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