Art Making Day is a two-day event that educates and connects the entire community through numerous forms of creative expression. Artworks welcomes parents, grandparents, teenagers and children to fully immerse themselves in creating artwork and in savoring the beauty of self-expression at the Art Making Days (March 7 and March 14, both Saturdays). All skill levels are welcome, all materials will be provided, and it’s all free.

On March 7th and 14th Artworks Trenton and three partner organizations will open their doors at 12 noon and conduct organized art making activities until 4 p.m. for art enthusiasts of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Hundreds of children and adults are expected to explore the assorted “art stations” set up throughout Artworks Trenton, the Boys & Girls Club Centre Street Clubhouse, the Trenton Free Public Library and the New Jersey State Museum.  

On day one, March 7, Artworks will aim to convert its 40-foot-high sky-lit facility into an art-making playground where artists’ imaginations are prone to go wild. Activities range from collaborative murals to up-cycled projects and even an interactive character design studio. Artworks’ facility will be supplied with tools to inspire all ages to think outside of the box. Door prizes will be awarded too!

On the second art making day, March 14th, the action moves to Artworks’ partner locations – The Boys & Girls Club Centre Street Clubhouse, The Trenton Free Public Library, and The New Jersey State Museum – where additional exciting activities will be held. Each location provides its own unique and engaging experience.

Now in its 8th year, Art Making Day is a community event made possible this year through funding from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, I Am Trenton Community Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Wells Fargo, Princeton Area Community Foundation, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals; generous donations from Ray & Kelly Ingram and LoriAnn Azzari; and in partnership with The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, the New Jersey State Museum, and the Trenton Free Public Library. For a more detailed list of locations, times, and activities, please visit: or call (609) 394-9436.

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