With all the smoke darkening the skies, it’s a perfect time for Ce Soir Noir 2018 (This Black Night) to return to Vancouver. The free public picnic descends on a new location, Creekside Park for its fourth year, this Thursday, August 23th. Created by artists George Vergette and Graeme Berglund invites people to don all-black and become part of the mass public art installation.
In contrast to the other brighter and whiter, strictly structured al fresco dining event happening on the same night, Ce Soir Noir is relatively unstructured. Organizers ask guests to just show up, in black, sometime between 5pm – 10pm, whenever suits your schedule. Bring friends, a picnic, a positive attitude and do nothing much but spend an evening chilling out on the shores of False Creek. Enjoy the company of old friends and meet some new ones.
Creekside Park is a public space, to keep Ce Soir Noir a free community event be good neighbours. Treat the space with respect and leave the park as clean or cleaner for the following day. As long as you can take it home with you, bring what you want. Guests are asked not to bring square folding tables, chairs, dogs and, of course, no open flames are allowed in these tinder dry conditions.
Ce Soir Noir takes place August 23rd between 5pm and 10pm at Creekside Park, 1455 Quebec Street (near Science World).