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Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York's video poster

"Bring to Light" is NYC's first ever all night festival of lights themed installations and performance art on October 2nd. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Art
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"Bring to Light" is NYC's first ever all night festival of lights themed installations and performance art on October 2nd.

Brooklyn, NY Art
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Thank you for making Bring to Light a success!

Now help us recoup our costs so we can do it again next year!

Nuit Blanche, the global, all-night public art festival that began in Paris, Berlin and St. Petersburg and illuminates cities around the world, has arrived in New York City. For the first time ever, Bring to Light brought New Yorkers together for a community-based visual and performance art event that animated public space and illuminated the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

This Saturday we had over TEN THOUSAND people attend the very first Nuit Blanche New York. We are overwhelmed and honored by everyone's support and enthusiasm for the project. Now, in the last week of our fundraising campaign we ask you to help us recoup some of the cost of this self-funded, volunteer-based project. Achieving our Kickstarter goal, although only a portion of the full cost of the event, will help us pay debts that allowed us to provide electricity, projection screens, projector supports and barriers, safety equipment, permit fees, electrician fees, advertising and program printing costs, portapotties and much more.

The rewards to the right are still in effect with the exception of the Patron's Preview - we'll mail you your goodies if you support us!

If you weren't able to join us please visit our website to see photos of the event. More than 60 artists and performers created site-specific installations, projections and performances along several blocks of North Brooklyn’s landmark architecture. Film, video and interactive media illuminated the facades of shipping warehouses, abandoned water towers and massive factories. Visitors were drawn through streets, parks and open courtyards by light sculptures, LED art and sound installations. A curated group of chefs and artisan food makers presented their creations in a dining room with reclaimed wood banquet tables within one of Brooklyn’s historic factory buildings. Finally, the event was broadcast live at a simultaneous Nuit Blanche event in Toronto.

Please support us in this last few days of our campaign so we can help pay our debts and start focusing on next year!

Nuit Blanche New York, LLC

Organized by: DoTank:Brooklyn: Michael Doherty, Ken Farmer, Aurash Khawarzad, Tom Peyton, Ted Ullrich

Produced by: Furnace Media: Ethan Vogt

Co-produced by: Pepin Gelardi, Jacquie Jordan, Annie de Mayo, Anna Muessig, Stephen Zacks


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    5 backers

    "Thank You" Glow Stick. Pick it up on the night of the event to show your pride and find your way around the projections, performances and installations.

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    5 backers

    "Thank You" Glow Stick for you and a friend.

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    20 backers

    A limited edition Bring To Light T-Shirt. Please include your preferred size in the comments.
    PLUS all of the above.

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    13 backers Limited (27 left of 40)

    Patrons Preview at Le Gamin
    An intimate cocktail party with complementary drinks and hors d'oeuvres in a beautiful garden setting overlooking the Bring to Light site.

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    9 backers

    A commemorative photo book documenting the event, featuring photos of the night's most exciting pieces.
    PLUS all of the above.

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    4 backers

    A limited edition poster-sized screen print created by a Bring To Light artist commemorating the event.
    PLUS all of the above.

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    1 backer

    "Friend of the Night"
    A guided tour of the the Bring To Light event by event artists and organizers.
    + Another limited edition screen print signed by the staff and many of the attending artists.
    + Exclusive DVD documenting the event.
    PLUS all of the above.


Funding period

- (32 days)