Over the past 12 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 2018 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


ALL 24 HOURS EVENTS


24 Hour Music Video Marathon by Bill Nobes
Located in the Main Gallery
For the first time ever at Art All Night we are making a music video. Actually 3! Video and installation artist Bill Nobes and his crew will be teaching about video and filmmaking while battling the AAN elements, sleep deprivation and much more for your viewing pleasure. This installation will be based in the main gallery but will move to different production locations throughout the night. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be an extra!? So follow the... ACTION!

Silent Disco presented by Sound Off Experience
Located  in the Main Gallery
It’s back again and with more djs than ever! The Silent Disco presented by Sound Off Experience is an AAN favorite for all ages. Choose from 3 different DJ’s in an interactive wireless headphone disco. The line is always out the door so come dressed to impress and bring your dance moves if you want to get up in the club. Wallflowers not permitted. 

AAN International Film Festival
Located  in the Main Gallery
The AAN International Film Festival is in its 10th year and we are celebrating with screenings of 279 films from countries around the world. Take a minute to relax and watch some of these great pieces of varied styles from documentary to animation shorts. Enhance the experience with a set of wireless listening headphones provided by Sound Off Experience. 

Hebrew Hammer Blacksmith by Daniel Lapidow
Located  in Millyard Park
Daniel Lapidow, also known as the Hebrew Hammer is throwing down the hammer on some hot iron for the first time at AAN. Watch as he makes a variety of small items and explains historic and modern blacksmithing techniques. Come check it out because this guy is the real deal. Certainly not a forge-ry. 

Dueling Muralists
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 along the east coast and beyond to battle in a daring feat of completing a large-scale mural showcasing all of their skills in just 24 hours. Watch as this aerosol turns to art!

Mobile Mural
Located  in Millyard Park
Trenton has its fair share of graffiti covered cars and every AAN there is bound to be one more. This year Lank and Billy MF Brown will create a work of art on wheels over the course of 24 hours! Next time you see it rolling around town you can say you saw it being created at AAN!

Freaky Bikes All Night by Will Kins and friends
 Located  in Millyard Park
The Trenton Bicycle Modification Association and friends will be creating music in motion. Get your gears turning while watching these guys cut, weld and engineer a moving musical instrument that will look as interesting as it sounds. As if the bike art wasn’t loud enough already! 

Glassblowing
Located  in Millyard Park
It’s hot! It’s glass! And it’s back at AAN! The warm glow of hot glass and the melting, twisting and turning of colored rods into pendants, marbles and small sculptures will be brought to you by various artisans from the NJ area. With backgrounds in art and scientific glass find out the practical and artistic applications of this mind bending medium. It’s hot! 

Ziggy Sawdust Chainsaw Art
Located in Millyard Park
Ziggy played guitar but this one is pretty handy with a chainsaw too! Chainsaw artist Glenn Richardson is bringing his burner alter ego to AAN. Watch as he carves busts of willing participants out of wood and then applies the finishing touches by setting them on fire! Could you be his next subject!? Do you dare!?

Tintypes by CJ Harker
Located at South entrance to Wireworks building
Local photographer CJ Harker is back at AAN to focus his antique tintype camera on event attendees. Get tin type photograph of yourself and learn about this early photography technique. If you want it to come out right you’ll need to hold really still for about 30 seconds. Can you manage that!? 

The Roebling Machine Shop, the Home of Art All Night by Clifford Zink
Located in South entrance to Wireworks building
Historian Clifford Zink presents a visual display of the Wireworks building’s past as part of this years AAN gallery!  Clifford will show you some of the unique pieces and artifacts he has collected over the years while researching and writing about the Roebling Family and factories.  Don’t miss this interesting view on how the home of AAN became to be!

Street Art Watercolors by Lynn Lascaro
Located  in the Main gallery
Artist Lynn Lascaro has lived and worked around the country doing commercial art for brands, animation for movies and TV like “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” and covers by musicians like Tom Waits and Frank Zappa and many more. We were quite shocked when he walked into the Roebling wireworks a few days ago and let us know he had relocated to Trenton and heard about the event. Come witness a bit of Art All Night magic and watch Lynn work on a variety of watercolor pieces throughout the event as he shares stories about his life as an artist. 
 


DEMOS AND MORE


Nails On Deck: Nail Art Demo by Chinelo Williams
Located in Demo Area
These days fingernail finishes and applications can require timing and skill. Not to mention steady hand and an eye for detail. Come see the first ever nail art demo at AAN Trenton and get a sample fingernail done to show off to your friends. We are sure they’ll nail it!
Saturday 3 pm - 6 pm

Trenton Circus Squad
Located in Demo Area 
Now calling the Wireworks building their full time home the Trenton Circus Squad will be doing their high flying tricks in our demo area.  Various ages and skill levels will display their talents while using many different types of circus apparatus.  Their unique programs engage and inspire youth as well as are a great team building opportunity for any age.  You will have to see it to believe it!
Saturday 6 pm - 8 pm

Fire and LED hula hoop dancing
Located in Demo Area 
Fire meets digital in this fire and LED hula hoop dancing demo.  This group made up of selected local performers will use daring tricks and dashing technology to put on a exciting show.  When the sun sets AAN comes to life with these awesome performers who do their thing in time with the music on our Reid Sound Main Stage.  
Saturday 9 pm - Sunday 1 am

Hand Dyeing and Block Printing
Located in Demo Area 
Join local artist Maria Maurio as she demos hand dyeing and hand block printing textiles.  Start by learning about creating dye from natural materials you can find around your house.  Then watch as she works with that dye to create one of a kind printed textiles.  The block printing technique is used in many different modern textiles especially high end fashion.  So make sure you block this out on your schedule! 
Sunday 9am - 12pm

Hair Art by New Era Barbershop
Located in Demo Area 
The clippers are buzzing and hair is flying once again this year thanks to the talented hair artists of New Era Barbershop.  Multiple barbers will be showing off their skills fading, razoring and coloring logos and other designs into their subjects hairlines.  They will be coming dangerously close with sharp objects but it’s nothing to lose your hair over.  
Sunday 12pm - 3 pm

Russo's Music Uke Class
Located at Indoor Stage
Russo Music rocks out in a smaller scale at this years AAN.  Bring your own Ukulele or borrow one of theirs (First come first served) and participate in one of two free beginners courses being offered at this years event.  Who knows you could be the next famous ukulele player from Trenton! Since none come to mind you might be the first! 
Sunday 10:20am and 11:10am

Silent Yoga
Sunday 9 am to 10 am / Located at The Russo Music Stage
Join certified yoga instructor Jennifer Hansen- owner of Mettamade Yoga Events as she leads you through an all levels yoga class with blissful beats as you zen out while using SoundOff Experience headphones. This is a unique and innovative journey of flowing movement and sound. To the outsider, this is a silent combination of movement and breath. To the practitioner, the headphones provide a sound vibration that inspires, empowers, and revitalizes the mind/body/spirit, allowing transcendence at a whole new level. 

NJ State Museum Kids Area    
Saturday 3 pm to 8 pm / Located in Millyard Park 



Tour of the Roebling Machine Shop, the Home of Art All Night by Clifford Zink
Built in 1890 and expanded in 1901, the Roebling Machine Shop is one of finest historic industrial buildings in New Jersey. Forty-five minute tours at 9AM and Noon on Sunday will highlight the building's design, construction, original use, and historic machinery, plus its preservation and evolution into Trenton's premiere event venue.
Inside Dye St. Entrance of Wire Works Building / Sunday 9am & 12pm

Learn to Play the Ukele by John Spodaryk
This beginner workshop will give participants the chance to play the ukulele with others in a group setting. Lead by John Spodaryk, who has 30+ years of experience teaching and performing music, students will learning basic strumming patterns, simple chords, and may even walk away from the class knowing how to play a song or two! Bring your own uke or use one provided by Russo Music, where John also teaches guitar, bass, and piano. In order to ensure everyone gets the most out of the experience, each of the two 40-minute classes will have a limited enrollment of 15 students. All ukulele class participants will be entered in a drawing to win a free uke! "Uke" can do it!
Indoor Stage / Sunday 10:30-11:50am

The Art of Blacksmithing by Daniel Lipidow a.k.a. Hebrew Hammer
Daniel Lapidow, associate of the Blacksmith of Trenton, will demonstrate coal fired blacksmithing as it has been practiced for thousands of years. Daniel will forge simple form - hooks, nails, other tradlitional iron work - and speak about he process of creating objects from plain, raw steel. He will explain how various tools are used in conjunction with high heat and hot metal, as well as answer any audience questions. Additionally, Dan will speak about the history of blacksmithing, especially in relation to the history of Trenton and Trenton's role in the manufacturing of both iron and some of America's most famous anvils.
Outside S. Clinton Ave. Entrance / Sunday 11am - 2pm

Meet the Dueling & Mobile Muralists by Sophie Ban, Billy MF Brown, Jonathan “Lank” Connor, Albertus Joseph, Marthalicia Mattarrita, Naval, Leon Rainbow, & Ralph Serrano
Meet some of the best graffiti artists in the Trenton scene along with guest sprayers from along the east coast and beyond who have dedicated the weekend to battle in a daring feat of completing a large-scale mural showcasing all of their skills in just 24 hours. Don’t be intimidated! This is a chance to get to know them, a meet and greet of sorts to find out who they are and the tricks of their trade.
Millyard Park / Sunday 11am - 2pm

Tintypes by CJ Harker
Come see how photographs were made during Civil War times from scratch on metal. We’re talking about some old school polaroids that will take your breath away!
Inside Dye St. Entrance of Wire Works Building / Sunday 11am - 2pm

Racket Bikes by Wills Kinsley in collaboration with Brick Co-Workshop & Jersey Devils Bicycle Club
Music and science - it’s a combination you may have never dreamt could make sense! These bike crazed kooks are here to show you the ins and outs of how imagination can come to life in with whimsical finesse and a few key equations.
Millyard Park / Sunday 11am - 2pm