Now moving into it's 12th year, Art All Night-Trenton is a 24-hour (literally) art and entertainment event in Trenton, NJ! An opportunity for four-year-old refrigerator artists, spirited novices and seasoned professionals to display one piece of art in a gallery like setting and for the public to enjoy that art in a dramatic renovated urban space.
FREE to submit! FREE to attend!
In 2017, over 1,500 artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums submitted work and more than 30,000 people attended! Enjoy live music on indoor and outdoor stages, interactive art, our International Film Festival, lectures about using art to revitalize cities, meaningful kids art activities, interesting food, and plenty of artful surprises!
Art All Night - Trenton takes place in the Chambersburg section of Trenton in a sprawling 50,000 square foot former Roebling Wire Works factory building and at the adjacent Millyard Park, an urban park owned and maintained by the Mercer County Parks Commission.
What is Art All Night - Trenton?
Art All Night-Trenton is a 24-hour long arts extravaganza occurring annually on the 3rd weekend in June. AAN encourages any artist of any age, medium or skill level to submit one piece of art of their own creation for display in a gallery-like setting. It is free to submit art and free to attend. At Art All Night-Trenton 2017, over 1,500 artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums submitted work and more than 30,000 people attended!
Art All Night-Trenton is a catalyst for community development, shining a spotlight on our region’s artistic talent. The show includes and attracts artists of all ages and skill levels and particularly encourages children and amateur artists to be actively involved by contributing artwork and engaging in on site activities.
Art All Night-Trenton has 5 major goals:
- Empower artists who would normally not have an opportunity to showcase their artwork in public with a venue to do so
- Build community by encouraging people of all different lifestyles, races and incomes to interact
- Foster social networking between creative people who have an interest in improving Trenton
- Showcase Trenton’s great architecture and development-ripe buildings
- Market Artworks’ classes, exhibitions, events, and volunteer opportunities.
Artworks and Art All Night - Trenton
Art All Night-Trenton is presented by ArtWorks, Trenton's downtown visual arts center. ArtWorks promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Our classes, exhibitions, and events make art an accessible experience for all. ArtWorks is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the Trenton community for 27 years. The City of Trenton provides use of its Everett Alley facility to Artworks under the auspices of the department of Public Property and Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture in order to foster a thriving and diverse arts community.
Hundreds of Art All Night-Trenton volunteers help to recruit artists, attract patrons, prepare the venue, assist with the registration and hanging of artwork, provide refreshments, direct traffic, clean-up, and much, much more. Live music throughout the event is also donated by some of the area's finest performers!
The work of community volunteers is generously supported by a range of supporters and donors. Art All Night-Trenton is also supported by the strictly voluntary donations of guests, whose support is critical to the success of this event.