ArtStars*: Don Blanche
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ArtStars*: Don Blanche

ArtStars* was the TMZ of the Toronto art scene, in the good way, making easily digestible videos about the not-so-easily-digestible. Torontoist brought you one new ArtStars* episode (more or less) every week—with the warning that we didn’t necessarily approve of their bad behaviour—except now they’re leaving, and this is their final episode.

This is our last Toronto episode. Remember last year? We plowed through Nuit Blanche and made front page news on the cover of Eye Weekly. Now, we’re moving on to Berlin, and beyond, for the ArtStars* world tour—but not without one last look at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Ever heard of Don Blanche? It’s an artist’s residency up in Shelburn, Ontario run by artists Don Miller and Christine Swintak. A few weeks ago, over eighty artists (including Toronto superstars Nick Pye and Fastwurms) gathered to create and collaborate for an overnight art show that went into the wee hours—from candy apples to Tarot readings and psychic baby fortune tellers, it was quite the rural spectacle. And here’s a photo slideshow in the executive editing suite of Headquarters ArtStars*.
Don’t get lost in the crowds tonight for this year’s Nuit Blanche, and stay sharp. After watching this slideshow (our longest episode yet), give us your tweets from Nuit Blanche by tweeting us @ArtStars. Goodbye Torontoist. It has been a blast.