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Artworks Trenton’s Art All Night returns for 11th year

Coming off its successful 10-year anniversary in 2016, Artworks Trenton is back with its 11th annual “Art All Night – Trenton” arts festival, a 24-hour extravaganza that celebrates community, creativity and inspiration for the city of Trenton, N.J.

Kicking off at 3 p.m. June 17, and running through 3 p.m. June 18, Art All Night – Trenton will once again take over the Historic Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton, packing the facility and surrounding area with thousands of pieces of art, live music, an array of food trucks and vendors, and more.

With approximately 1,500 pieces of art on display in 2016, Art All Night – Trenton organizers plan for at least 1,600 to 1,700 pieces to be on display this year, from the tri-state area and beyond.

Adding onto the gallery will be an array of live art creation, including a live glassblowing display on Saturday, live bike welding, live graffiti painting from a collection of local artists, and muralists creating their own pieces during the event.

The 2017 edition of Art All Night – Trenton will also see a revamped live music selection. There will be more than 60 live acts on display throughout the 24-hour festival, gracing one of the three stages.

Festival organizers promise everything from jazz to rock, with an emphasis of diversifying the style of music that will be played on each stage from act to act.

There have also been changes made to how Sundays at Art All Night – Trenton are structured. Organizers have turned the “master class” portion of Art All Night – Trenton into an interactive art circuit, with all of the “courses” taking place on Sunday as more of a walking tour featuring local artists, education on the history of the building and the city of Trenton, and community projects.

In addition, Silent Disco, the sixth annual International Film Festival, will showcase short films from dozens of countries (as well as debuting its first Filmmaker Challenge), and the famed World Food Court will feature everything from falafel and pizza to crepes and Trenton’s own 1911 Smokehouse BBQ.

Art All Night – Trenton takes place at 675 S. Clinton Ave., Trenton. Visit artallnighttrenton.org and artworkstrenton.org.

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