Over the past 11 years, Art All Night-Trenton has grown to be the region's leading art festival. Initially put together as a large, open submission gallery, Art All Night has grown to include demo’s, installations and teaching events from the area's foremost artists. The groups that present events all do so for free in support of Artworks, the non-profit arts center that hosts Art All Night.

Art All Night 2017 will facilitate more of this interactive, educational and collaborative art than ever and we want you to be a part of it! Just like the art in the gallery you don’t need to be a high-end, big time artist to be involved. Just someone with an idea you want to share or bring to life with the help of 30,000 people at a FREE 24 hour art festival!

Live Glassblowing with poncho glass at art all night 2013

Bike Welding at art all night 2014

Dueling Muralists at art all night 2014


2017 INTERACTIVE EVENTS, ART INSTALLATIONS AND LIVE ART DEMOS

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Ziggy Sawdust and the Chainsaws from Mars (All 24 Hours!)
Located in Milliard Park

Join chainsaw artist Glenn Richardson as he brings his alter ego Ziggy Sawdust to Trenton, NJ for a exhilarating experience of chainsaws and fire. Select guests will be asked to take place in this installation by sitting in the "Chair of Death" while the artist renders their likeness on a piece of wood. In true Art All Night fashion, guests will be invited back at night to take part in a ritualistic transformation of the wooded portrait by burning it with a propane torch to give it a unique patina.  

Silent Disco w/Sound Off Productions (All 24 Hours!)
Off Main Gallery
The people have spoken and Art All Night has answered the call! The Silent Disco is back with a vengeance and is now in a bigger location! Presented by Sound Off Productions, this international production company has selected Art All Night as a location to show off their latest wireless headphone systems! Enter the Silent Disco and put on a pair of headphones you can use to select the feed from one of three DJ's spinning. The DJ's are color coded and the lights on your headphones flash to the beat of their music in matching color. Come check out multicultural DJ's mixed with other local DJ's spinning throughout the 24 hours.

Pedal Powered Art w/ Wills Kinsley and Friends  (All 24 Hours!)
Located in Millyard Park
Trenton is home to some of the most unique bike configurations and Art All Night is prime time to see what fantastic pedaled contraptions this crew can think up. From tall bikes to side-by-side tandem bikes, they’ve worked TIRElessly to create just about everything you could imagine and more. Swing by Sunday for a fun how-to course, “Freak Bikes 101,” and create your very own Spin Art and Bike Tire prints.

The People are Trenton (All 24 Hours!)
Located in Main Gallery
The People Are Trenton is a collective photo project which will showcase the diverse people of Trenton, New Jersey in a series of portraits. We aim to show that Trenton is a city unified by its diversity, that we are all Trentonians but we come from many nations across the globe.

Dueling Muralists w/ Lank Connor and Jerry’s Art-A-Rama  (All 24 Hours!)
Located in Millyard Park
Nothing says fun like a little healthy competition. We’ve gathered some of the best graffiti artists in the Trenton scene along with guest sprayers from NYC, Puerto Rico, and Philly to battle in a daring feat of completing a large-scale mural showcasing all of their skills in just 24 hours. You can even catch them on Sunday for a hands-on demo and a brief background of the history of street art.

Art Chill Night w/ Championship Bar (All 24 Hours!)
Located in Millyard Park
We’re moving the party from Championship Bar, the usual home for Art Chill Night, to Mill Yard Park at Art All Night and welcome creatives of all calibers to doodle to their heart’s content and take in the excitement and scenery. After all, you’re never too old to doodle with crayons!

The gARTen w/ Joe Harvard (All 24 Hours!)
Main Gallery
Come visit and watch as the gARTen, made from upcycled materials, "grows". Whether it’s day or night, this “greenery” will be in full bloom with a little help from a splash of Day-Glo and neon accents with acoustic solo acts on Saturday night from 5 to 8pm and 10pm to midnight that include a menagerie of lighted Push controllers and Kaoss pads.  Stop by on Sunday for a special workshop with our gardeners, “Flower Power: Turning Plastic Trash into Day-Glo Art

AANalog (All 24 Hours!)
Main Gallery
Take a photo of your favorite thing at AAN and "post" an actual print of it on the (literally cork) “board” at Art All Night. Photographers write names / social handles and home city and state on the prints with sharpies at cork board station. Basically it would be an analog version of Instagram. You literally “post” on our “board,” and can “tag” yourself and your location.  We get to see tons of different viewpoints and also where people are coming from to get to AAN.

Historic Tintype Portraits w/ CJ Harker (All 24 Hours!)
Off Main Gallery
CJ Harker is no stranger to the Trenton arts scene and is known for his gritty and beautiful civil war-era tintypes. His work has been featured in both Trenton and Philadelphia galleries and is sure to captivate you with this technique and portable darkroom.

Tag You're It w/ Inforest Communications  (All 24 Hours!)
Installation Room off Main Gallery
Tag You’re It is an interactive project that was created by Inforest Communications in Princeton, NJ. The project combines Art, Social Media and Technology. We developed a program that searches for hashtags and pulls them into a slideshow displayed at the 2017 Art All Night. This project is open for everyone to participate! Just use the hashtag #AANTRENTON2017 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and your photo will be displayed in the slideshow! You can also visit Inforest.com/tag to see the slideshow from anywhere in the world on the Internet.

#AANFoodPorn (6pm - 12am)
Located near Reid Sound Main Stage
#AANFoodPorn is a unique photo booth for your food! We have tons of great food offerings at Art All Night and not only do we want you to try them all, we want you to photograph them too! Choose from one of several backgrounds and table top set ups, adjust lighting, snap a photo and post it to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #AANFoodPorn.  

Twirling Arcade w/Glitter Hoops (3pm-9pm)
Near Reid Sound Main Stage

One of Art All Nights favorite returning events, also known as the Hula Hoop Lounge,  has everyone spinning.The Twirling Arcade is back at it again this year with a whole host of colorful and fun twirling toys. Come grab a hoop, set of devil sticks or one of the other fun items and get twirling. There will be instructors to help you get the hang of it and not only is it fun it is a great workout!

Fire Spinning and LED Hula Hoop Demo (10pm-2am)
Located in Demo Area near Reid Sound Main Stage
Art All Night - Trenton moves to the beat of a different drum and has invited several of the areas top fire, hula hoop and poi dancers to perform in an open session while some of the areas top live music acts jam nearby on the Reid Sound Main Stage. Be dazzled by amazing LED hula hoops and poi that create moving images while the dancer spins them and get entranced flames while dancers fling and juggle them with great skill.  

Hair Art: Father Son Throwdown (10am-3pm)
Located in Demo Area near Reid Sound Main Stage
New Era barbershop continues to push the limits of hair styling for men and women here in Trenton NJ. Join them for a very special Fathers day throw down competition where hair artists will face off on Father and son hair doo's. Watch their amazing fade, razor and clipper techniques and see what these stylists can bring to life. At the end of the event see who brings home the golden clippers and the glory.  

Trenton Circus Squad Demo w/Trenton Circus Squad (6pm-12am)
Located in Demo Area near Reid Sound Main Stage
Circus can change your life. It is the perfect metaphor for expanding our boundaries, overcoming challenges, developing self-esteem, and cultivating leadership skills. The Trenton Circus Squad’s goal is to create an inclusive environment where young people feel empowered to discover their passion and transform their own communities by helping others.