Upcoming Exhibits

October 2016

 Main Gallery, Community Gallery, Artlab

Art Of Darkness

October 8th - November 5th, 2016

Monsters Ball - Saturday, October 22, 2016  8pm-midnight


The Art of Darkness Exhibition, Artworks's annual Halloween Exhibition has become a highlight of the exhibition year.  Artists submit their spookiest, scariest, hair tingling works to coincide with our Monsters Ball Halloween Party Fundraiser.  All three galleries will be decked out in halloween themed artwork.  This year's theme is Nightmare on the Bayou, conjuring up all the gruesome mystique of swampy nightmares.  Tickets for the Monsters Ball are available by clicking here:

Monsters Ball 2016 – Nightmare on the Bayou

November 2016

 Main Gallery

Art All Day 2016

November 12 - December 11, 2016 ( Opening Reception - November 12, 6-8pm )

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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 Trenton Coffee House and Roaster. 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,” said 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 said.


On November 12, Art All Day attendees can park for free at Artworks’ 19 Everett Alley headquarters, 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 taking a map 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.


Community Gallery

 Evolution - Abelardo Montano

November 12 - December 11, 2016 ( Opening Reception - November 12, 6-8pm )


Sera Melon Sera Sandia - Aberlardo Montano


“Evolution” represents not only my own progression as an artist, but also the inevitable influence and opportunities that digitalization has brought into the art world.  One of my main concerns as an artist is to maintain the “human touch” and to avoid the “coldness” that digital work can convey while trying to be true to my own style.  I believe that art is successful only if it is able to provoke a thought, a feeling, or emotion, and I aim to achieve this through composition, color and texture

December 2016 - January 2017 

 Main Gallery / Community Gallery

10x10 Exhibition

December 17, 2016 - January 14, 2017 ( Opening Reception - December 17, 6-9pm )


The Main Gallery will be showing the always popular 10x10 Red Dot Exhibition.  Over 200 10"x10" canvases have been specially painted or adorned for Artworks.  Each canvas will sell for 100.00, with 50.00 going to the artist, and 50.00 to Artworks.  All canvases purchased the night of the reception, can be brought home that night.  This is a perfect way to pick up a gift for the holidays for that hard to buy for person.  Canvases where supplied by Jerry's Artarama in Lawrenceville, and frames will be available for purchase, which are supplied by Framesmith of Princeton.


Art Lab

Outsider Artist Open Studio Exhibition

December 17, 2016 - January 14, 2017 ( Opening Reception - December 17, 6-9pm )


This exhibition will showcase the works of Artworks Outsider Artist Open Studio Program.  These artists have worked diligently to produce works over the course of the year to bring you this eclectic mix of paintings, collage, and mixed media works.