Trenton’s annual free open studio and creative space tour returns with many new sites and old favorites too.
Crisp outdoor weather and warm creative interiors will again beckon art lovers to Trenton this November, as the fifth annual Art All Day is scheduled to take place throughout the city on Saturday, November 12 from 12 noon to 5 p.m., followed by a reception at Artworks.
Artists and arts collectives will show their work and meet attendees from a variety of studio and pop-up spaces, with businesses and non-profits also showcasing the creative energy that is reanimating Trenton and making it one of New Jersey’s most dynamic destinations. Throughout the afternoon there will be guided walking, bicycle and trolley tours which will start at Artworks and take visitors to the city’s newest murals, art spaces and artist studios. New spaces being included for the first time include those of the Trenton Community A-Team and New Jersey Future. Other new participants in 2016 include, the Trenton Circus Squad, Champs Bar art and music venue, and the William Trent House. Returning favorites include, Galeria Casa Cultura, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, SAGE Coalition, the Capital City Farm and more.
“The secret is out about Trenton the cool, funky art town, but the city can still be difficult to navigate, and locating where the creative action is can be daunting,” says Artworks Executive Director and Art All Day founder Lauren Otis. “Art All Day opens up all these art and cultural gems on one day and gives you a map to find them,” Mr. Otis says.
On November 12, Art All Day attendees can park for free at Artworks’ 19 Everett Alley headquarters (off South Stockton Street, across from NJ Motor Vehicle Commission building), take in the Artists of Art All Day group show at the Artworks main gallery, on view from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., visit studios on site and sample from several local food trucks before picking up a free map/program and embarking on their art tour. Art All Day walking, bicycle and trolley tours all leave from Artworks. After the open studio tour throughout Trenton, taking place from 12 noon to 5 p.m., visitors can return to Artworks for a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Those interested in Art All Day information and updates in the lead-up to the event can like the Art All Day Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @AADTrenton.