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Scratching Night - Nuit Blanche

  • Atelier Circulaire (espace 517) 5445 Avenue de Gaspé Montréal, QC, H2T Canada (map)


Image: Atelier Circulaire, Scratching night.

Image: Atelier Circulaire, Scratching night.

Sleepless Night At Atelier Circulaire


February 27th, 9 pm - 2 am

Festive & free engraving activity
with guest DJ
At Atelier Circulaire’s
Production Studio (Space 517)


As part of the Nuit Blanche event in Montreal, Atelier Circulaire is proud to offer the Scratching workshop. For the last year, you are cordially invited to spend a sleepless night in our studio creating unique prints on vinyl records, all in a musical atmosphere. Each year, this lively event has attracted more than 350 participants and offered everyone the chance to experiment with engraving for free in a festive and friendly environment.

Guided and advised by experienced artists, participants are introduced to the dry point technique, exploring etching with an entertaining angle by drawing-scratching on vintage 45-inch records. The discs will then be inked by our printers-artists and passed through the press and will give the participants the opportunity to witness the whole intaglio printing process and leave the very same night with their own works printed by seasoned printers. The activity takes place in our gorgeous printmaking studio and all materials are provided for the participants.


The Nuit blanche à Montréal invites locals and tourists to enjoy some 200 mostly free activities, all of them linked by a free shuttle service. Whether onstage or onscreen, in the great outdoors or under the spotlights, in music or in story, installations, exhibitions or dance, the city lights up the night with a full spectrum of fun and festive discoveries for all!

Founded in 1982, Atelier Circulaire is an artist-run centre dedicated to the creation, research, production and promotion of printmaking. Atelier Circulaire supports the work of contemporary print-based artists by encouraging the use of traditional techniques and new technologies.

Parking facilities in the basement of the building (maximum $ 5 from 6 pm).