From 3 p.m., Saturday June 21 to 3 p.m. Sunday June 22, the Roebling Wire Works factory building and adjacent Millyard Park in the Chambersburg section of Trenton will be transformed into a 24-hour long arts extravaganza featuring live music on indoor and outdoor stages, interactive art, a brand new film festival, lectures about using art to revitalize cities, kids art activities and food.

AAN13-art-025-wArt All Night 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. It is free to submit art and free to attend. At Art All Night-Trenton 2013 over 950 artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums submitted work and more than 18,000 people attended.

The event promotes five main 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.

AAN13-people-159-wArt 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 through classes, exhibitions, and events making art an accessible experience for all. ArtWorks is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving the Trenton community for 27 years. The City of Trenton provides use of its Everett Alley facility to Artworks under the auspices of the department of Public Property and Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture in order to foster a thriving and diverse arts community.

Art All Night-Trenton is also seeking volunteers help to recruit artists, attract patrons, prepare the venue, assist with the registration and hanging of artwork, provide refreshments, direct traffic, clean-up, and much, much more. Live music throughout the event is also donated by some of the area’s finest performers!

The work of community volunteers is generously supported by a range of supporters and donors. Art All Night-Trenton is also supported by the strictly voluntary donations of guests, whose support is critical to the success of this event.

Support Art All Night-Trenton through volunteering or contributing art and for more information, visit:

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Andrea Fereshteh has been writing for as long as she can remember. An avid journal-keeper as a child, she dabbled in dramatic notes to her parents and designed her own stationary. With a zest for small talk and meeting new people, she pursued journalism in college and worked for nine years in PR, writing and media relations for the higher ed and nonprofit sectors. She has a mousters and ducktorate from Disney University and is a mother to two lively boys who inspire her to just keep writing, just keep writing.


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