This morning I was up and out the door a little before 6:30 on my way to see Art All Night, literally a 24-hour arts extravaganza, held in the Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton, NJ, that occurs annually on the third weekend in June.
Only a smart part of The Roebling Wire Works!
From their website, http://www.artworkstrenton.org/, “AAN encourages any artist of any age, medium or skill level to submit one piece of art of their own creation for display in a gallery-like setting. Last year’s AAN, over 650 artists submitted work and more than 8,000 people attended.
Art installations are creatively and thoughtfully done.
“Art All Night-Trenton is presented by ArtWorks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center. ArtWorks promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. Our classes, exhibitions, and events make art an accessible experience for all.
Believe it or not this is entitled "Pantyhose & Wire"
"My Giant Robot Bank"
Free-standing Art Wall
It's all bottle caps!
“Art All Night-Trenton has five major 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”
But Art All Night-Trenton is not just about visual art. There’s live music donated by some of the area’s finest performers like In the Company of Wolves, Jazz vs. The Space Tiger, and Patty Cronheim. It’s also about demonstrations like Glass Blowing, Streets as Living Space, and Iron Pour to name just a few.
It was amazing to see so much talent in so many different media. It was also nice not to have to fight the crowds that will inevitably find their way to this amazing venue/opportunity, which will end today at 3 p.m.. The event is free, with the possible exception of a suggested $1 donation, and the parking is free and plentiful.
It does my heart good to see such creativity alive and thriving.