Art All Night 2020 goes virtual this weekend

Art All Night, the popular weekend art festival in Trenton, will be held online this weekend starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and running until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16.  

The festival, organized by the Trenton nonprofit Artworks, was originally scheduled to be held in June but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“As uncertainty continued over when and how New Jersey would recover from COVID-19, the likelihood of holding a festival in August in Trenton, with thousands of attendees, seemed increasingly remote,” said Artworks Executive Director Lauren Otis. “We realized it was prudent to make other plans, and the more we explored the idea of a virtual event, the more we realized how exciting the possibilities were.”

The new virtual format will result in changes in how artists submit artwork to Art All Night, as well as how music performers, filmmakers, and other participants submit their work. Artists and others interested in submitting should visit the Art All Night Trenton website,, for details about the new submission process.

“Art All Night is going to be different this year, but a lot is different around the country and around the world. We’re stoked to be able to present a virtual Art All Night to our audience, enabling us all to connect and interact happily as we celebrate our large, diverse, and creative community in the midst of these unsettling times,” said Joseph Kuzemka, Art All Night director.

“Just about everything that artists and attendees know and love about Art All Night – the huge variety of art on display, live music, live demonstrations, our film festival, children’s activities, masterclasses, and talks – we will be able to present all of them online for everyone to participate in and enjoy safely on August 15 and 16,” Kuzemka said. “What is exciting is we will be able to provide the Art All Night experience not just to those who can travel to Trenton, but to anyone tuning in from across the country or around the world.”