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SNAPSHOT: Photos from Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau, an all-night, soaked-through, genre-bending party

It was a wet one, that’s for sure, but Nuit Blanche 2.0 — the dusk-till-dawn city-wide celebration of arts and culture — will also be remembered as a blockbuster spectacle that brought out artists of all genres, lured art lovers out of their comfy abodes, and pushed the large-scale public art envelope.

The theme for this year’s event — Supernova! — was interpreted widely and with great enthusiasm: blimps took flight, balloons lit up the night sky, and circuit-board fireflies buzzed with excitement. Perhaps most notably, the streets were busy and the galleries were packed on a very rainy night — solid signs that Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau has every reason to be optimistic about its future.