In its 20th anniversary year, Hermann & Audrey partnered with NXNE to present NXNE Art; a festival of Art + Urbanism designed to ignite a beautiful change within the city we reside. Each year, NXNE – the sister festival to Austin’s infamous SXSW – brings over 400,000 attendees, 800 bands, and more than $55 million in economic stimulus for the city of Toronto. From June 16-22nd 2014, over 50 celebrated artists from the North East and beyond, came together to challenge Toronto with interactive, digital, and graphic visions of an as-yet-to-be-imagined future for one of the world’s fastest growing cities.
NXNE Art was a 7-day festival made possible by engaging support from brand, community and artist partners, and was made up of 3 components and values aiming to connect the public to their city and to each other:
– The NXNE Art Lounge, a central space of inspiration made up of 8 installations both visual and interactive.
– Over 30 Urban Takeovers consisting of permanent murals and unanticipated spectacles.
– A series of events designed to further community engagement and spark discourse.