Since 2010, Art All Night - Trenton has presented dozens of lectures on arts education, affording you the opportunity to learn first-hand from working artists who are living out their creative aspirations. In 2017, Art All Night has refocused our educational component by presenting this years Interactive Arts Circuit. This circuit will provide an opportunity to watch and learn from working artists as they perform demos and provide talks on their craft.

Presented throughout the weekend of AAN, the Interactive Arts Circuit is a mobile learning opportunity where you will walk from one installation and will take place outside. Please dress accordingly.



So You Think You Can’t You Draw: The Artist Within You (10:25am-10:55am)
There is a natural yearning to learn and experiment in both children and adults that is expressed through the simple act of coloring and stimulating when implementing experimentation. There’s a misconception with many adults that they’ve outgrown their opportunity to be creative; however, the moment simple tools such as crayons are offered it’s hard to deny your inner child another shot. Swing by and let that kid come on out!
Roebling Works Walking Tour (11am-11:30am)
This historical walking tour of the Roebling Works will discuss the Roebling family, their wire rope manufacturing business, how they developed the factory and changed it over time, the role of each building and its industrial architecture, and anecdotes from oral histories of people who worked there.”

Flower Power: Turning Plastic Trash into Day-Glo Art (11:35am-12:05pm)
Joe Harvard will be demonstrating simple techniques which he uses to create striking imaginary flowers that have a dual life - beautiful in daylight and amazing under UV or black lights.
Freak Bikes: 101 (12:10-12:40pm)
Learn the history of the tall bike and hands-on construction of a bike in progress along with an overview of the tools and resources needed to complete your own project.

Dueling Muralists Showcase (12:45-1:15pm)
Jonathan Conner (LANK) will discuss graffiti, street art and murals as well as the work created by the Dueling Muralists at Art All Night. Several of the artists will also be on hand to discuss the work they have created and participants will have the opportunity to test their skills at spraying with an interactive demo.

Tintypes - Civil War-Era Photographic Process (1:20-1:50pm)
Come see how photographs were made in Civil War times from scratch on metal. Think 19th Century Polaroids.

The People Are Trenton Walking Tour (1:55-2:25pm)
This project emerged out of a recent increase in anti-immigrant feeling across the country, including one high-profile incident in Trenton this past spring. Participants of this project along with Samuel Kanig will be guiding people throughout the venue to see the location of the building where this project began. The tour and talk seeks to underscore that Trenton, and America, have been built by and are populated by immigrants, and that this is really what makes our community and our country great.