Trenton artists are putting out the welcome mat for the third annual Art All Day, the capital city’s day of art studio tours, creative showcases, and exhibitions on Saturday, November 8.
Free events run from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a reception at the coordinating arts organization, Artworks, at 19 Everett Alley.
With more than 80 artists and craftspeople at 30 locations throughout the city, the event features prominent organizations and individuals including the SAGE Coalition’s Gandhi Garden and Gallery 219 at 219 Hanover Street; Trenton Area Soup Kitchen’s A-Team artists, based at 72 Escher Street; artist Mel Leipzig, painting live at the State Museum, 205 West State Street; and AbOminOg Intl. Arts Collective at the Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barracks Street.
Groups participating for the first time include the Hive Community of Art & Design, 307 North Clinton Avenue; New Trenton Store & Studio, 325 South Broad Street; and The College of New Jersey’s CommunityWorks Art Gallery, 5 South Broad Street.
Other attractions include muralists working at various locations, film screenings, and dance and music performances. Tours of public art and murals also will be offered.
Attendees can create self-guided tours by using free maps or participate in guided trolley, bicycle, and walking tours.
Maps and programs may be picked up at Artworks or downloaded at artworkstrenton.org/art-all-day.
The Artworks building is the central headquarters where visitors can park, find maps and schedules, visit on-site studios, view the Artists of Art All Day group show, purchase food from truck vendors, and begin trolley, bike, and walking tours.
The Art All Day schedule includes:
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Artworks main gallery opens to the public, featuring Artists of Art All Day group show
Noon to 5 p.m. Studios, pop-up galleries, and creative spaces throughout Trenton open to the public, all sites listed on free Art All Day map/program.
Noon, 1:30, and 3 p.m. Trolley tours guided by Art All Day staff. Each tour is approximately 1« hours. Suggested donation: $10 for one tour, $15 for two, and $20 for three.
12:30., 2, and 3:30 p.m. Walking tours of downtown and Art All Day sites led by Art All Day staff. Tour is approximately 1 hour. $5 suggested donation.
Noon to 5 p.m. Hourly Art All Day bike tours (bring your own bike) led by artist Wills Kinsley. $5 suggested donation.
Noon to 5 p.m. Live painting/demos at multiple AAD sites, including:
• Mel Leipzig at New Jersey State Museum (noon through 4 p.m.), 205 West State Street
• Dean “Ras” Innocenzi and Jonathan “Lank” Connor at TerraCycle, 121 New York Avenue
• Will “Kasso” Condry at Gallery 219, 219 Hanover Street
• Leon Rainbow at Zienowicz Signs, 202 E. Canal Street
• Kenneth Lewis and Julia “Kito” Kirtley at the Conservatory Mansion, 540 E. State Street
Noon to 5 p.m. JuJu Crossing World Music & Art Fete, live drumming, and dance performances featuring DanceSpora, Akoma House, and Ahmed Davis, at the Conservatory Mansion, 540 E. State Street
2 p.m. New Jersey State Museum curator of fine art Margaret O’Reilly leads a gallery tour of “American Perspectives: The Fine Art Collection,” 3rd Floor Galleries, New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street
2 to 4 p.m. Poetry readings honoring Brother Bey at Classics Books, 4 West Lafayette Street
5 to 8 p.m. Art All Day reception, Artworks main gallery, 19 Everett Alley
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Trenton Film Society with Cinema Thursdays presents “Trenton Makes … Movies,” showcase of work by local filmmakers, at Mill Hill Playhouse. 205 E. Front Street
Art All Day, Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton. Saturday, November 8. artworkstrenton.org/art-all-day or 609-394-9436.