Five good reasons to support Art Night

12/04/2016

1. A new way of seeing London

As the sun goes down, Londoners and visitors alike will be able to experience the city in a different way. They will see iconic landmarks in a new light, and have the chance to explore unexpected and often hidden locations, as Westminster is turned into one large performance for the night of 2 July.

2. Secret spaces open for the first time

Audiences for Art Night will be able to experience art in venues they would not be able to enter, or would not have thought of entering: such as a luxury show apartment on the Strand, a disused platform at Charing Cross Underground station, or the grand Admiralty Arch, built as a homage to Queen Victoria and vacant for many years.

3. Artist’s works that could not have happened otherwise

Art Night gives artists the opportunity to present ambitious work in sites they couldn't normally access. Such art projects would have never been possible for longer than one night – as certain venues can only be transformed for one night only.

4. Surprising and extraordinary experiences

The public will discover 10 projects over the course of one night, along a trail of art, architecture, dance, design and music. From Koo Jeong A’s sensory installation, to Linder’s new commission bringing together many art forms, and Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company’s participatory 'cultural fitness exercise', audiences will experience something quite extraordinary!

5. Art for everyone to enjoy

Art Night is free to attend and open to all. The festival aims to enable greater numbers of people to engage with contemporary art, while rediscovering their city’s heritage. A group of Art Night Guides will be present at each site, helping visitors through the trail and answering their questions. Art Night Guides are drawn from the Art Fund’s Student National Art Pass network.

Help to make Art Night happen – donate now and receive a beautiful reward.

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