Art All Night Trenton will return as in-person event for the first time since the pandemic

In the past, Art All Night Trenton drew crowds from all over the region each year, Planet Princeton file photo.

Art All Night Trenton, the weekend-long arts festival, will return this summer as a live event for the first time since 2019.

The event will feature art, films, music, and more. In-person programming will take place at the Trenton War Memorial from 3 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, July 8, and from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 9.

This year’s theme is “Back to Basics.” The paired-down festival will feature visual artwork from a variety of artists, a mainstage of live music, a film festival, live art demonstrations, and activities for all ages.

“I’m extremely excited to bring Art All Night back this year. It means so much to the citizens of Trenton and the art community as a whole. I can’t wait to see all the works of art submitted, from refrigerator art to works by the numerous professional artists in the area,” said Addison Vincent, Artistic Director of Artworks Trenton.

Art All Night shines a spotlight on the region’s artistic talent, but also is a Democratic arts event. Anyone can enter a piece to be displayed at the event, from professional artists to elementary school children and everyone in between.

Artworks Managing Director Craig Shofed said he got his start at the event. “I remember volunteering for the very first Art All Night. I’m so very happy to be a part of its return after a short hiatus,” Shofed said. “This event is Trenton, and Artworks is happy to be its caretaker once again.” 

To learn more about the event or to register to submit your art, visit the 2023 Art All Night website. Each artist is allowed to submit one piece of art for the event. Artworks is still seeking sponsors for the event. Visit the Artworks website sponsorship page for more information.

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