After a hiatus, one of Trenton’s most beloved events is making its triumphant return to the Capital City.
Back and better than ever, Art All Night is going back to its roots for its 2023 installment, “Art All Night: Back to Basics”. Beginning on July 8th and concluding on July 9th, this 24-hour celebration of the arts is set to bring all-day excitement to attendees of all ages. This year’s festival will be held at the famous Trenton War Memorial, located at 1 Memorial Dr., Trenton, NJ 08608. Festivities will begin on Saturday the 8th from 3pm-12am, and the excitement will pick back up the next day, Sunday, July 9th, from 6am to 3pm. With art from hundreds of local artists, live performances, and more, this event is one you won’t want to miss.
This free-to-attend event is a wonderful opportunity for artists of all skill levels to show off their handiwork and have their masterpieces featured to hundreds of guests. This event particularly encourages children and amateur artists to get involved, providing dozens of up-and-coming creatives with an opportunity to shine. In addition to countless works of art, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy multiple stages of live music, food trucks, performance art, a film festival, as well as a multitude of artistic surprises to come.
Art All Night originally began 15 years ago in 2007. Since its founding, the organizers have sought to use this regionally-acclaimed celebration as a catalyst for community development and improvement. Per their mission, Art All Night has five central 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.
This event bridges the gap between communities and generations, offering a much-needed space for enjoyment, creativity, and prosperity in the Capital City. Although Art All Night is but a 24-hour event, its impact reverberates throughout the community all year long. Through meaningful programming for children and adults alike, lectures demonstrating how art can be used to improve communities, and plenty of creative fun along the way, there’s no wonder this event has kept attendees coming back for over 15 years.
This event is spearheaded by Artworks, a leader in the Trenton arts community. Each and every day, Artworks and their talented team work tirelessly to make the arts accessible for all through community engagement, art exhibits, educational opportunities, and more. Art All Night is one of the organization’s largest events, committing time, energy, and resources to making this celebration of arts the best it can be. Although Artworks works tirelessly each and every year to put this event together, they certainly can’t do it alone – in fact, they need you!
Art All Night is a labor of love and would not be possible without the effort of dozens of devoted volunteers. From greeting guests at the entrance to setting up and taking down each year’s expansive arts display, the volunteers of Art All Night are the behind-the-scenes backbone of one of Trenton’s most anticipated affairs. If you and your family want to be a part of bringing Art All Night’s return to life, more information regarding how you can volunteer can be found here: Volunteer – AAN. If you have any questions prior to getting started, please contact Art All Night’s volunteer coordinator, Anna Davenport, at email@example.com.
Trentonians all over the community are voicing their excitement, and we cannot wait for this fan-favorite event to once again get underway in the Capital City. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can get involved, please visit the Art All Night website here for additional details: Home – AAN. Donations to this year’s event can be made here: AAN – GoFundMe. It’s an all-night celebration, and you’re invited, so be sure to mark your calendars for one of the summer’s most anticipated events!