Art All Day — a new event created to highlight the arts in Trenton — makes its debut on Saturday, November 10. Created by city artists and coordinators of the non-profit center Artworks, the day is designed to put a spotlight on Trenton-based artists and the creative activity that thrives in the city.
The all day, all free event features self-guided tours of artists’ studios and workspaces, an exhibition of established and emerging city artists, and a reception.
With over 65 artists participating at 25 open studios and creative venues throughout the city, the day offers visits with the AbOminOg International Arts Collective (U.S. 1, October 31), Ana Design, Exit 7A studio, S.A.G.E. Coalition (U.S. 1, September 19), TerraCycle, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen A-Team (U.S. 1, August 22), and a mix of some of the Trenton region’s most creative and acclaimed artists.
A separate 33-site public art tour will also be a feature of the day, and organizers have created a map to help visitors locate sculpture, murals, installations, and other public art within New Jersey’s capital city. Trenton’s public art includes works by such prominent American artists as Alexander Calder, George Segal, Nam June Paik, Thomas Eakins, N.C. Wyeth, Everett Shinn, J.Seward Johnson, Sam Gilliam, and others.
Organizer and Artworks board member Lauren Otis calls the day and art adventure and an opportunity to talk to artists, learn about their creative processes, and watch them create in their workspace.
Art All Day is designed to be a compliment to the organization’s highly popular Art All Night, a 24-hour summer event. The November 10 event includes the following:
10 a.m to 8 p.m., exhibition by Art All Day artists.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., artist and studio guide.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Trenton art tour trolley tours ($10 donations requested).
Noon and 3 p.m. – Special edition OnaRoll BikeCarts bicycle tour (bring your own bike).
4 to 8 p.m. – Artworks main gallery reception with artists, coordinators, and art supporters.
Artworks is located at 19 Everett Alley, Trenton (off South Stockton Street, across from NJ Motor Vehicle Commission building). Free parking is available all day and evening. For more information, visit www.artworkstrenton.org.
Art All Day is just one of several events in Trenton on Nov. 10; others include:
Trenton Double-Cross Half Marathon. For more information, go to www.halfmarathons.net/usa_half_marathons_new_jersey_trenton_double_cross_half_marathon.html
Trenton International Film Festival 2012: Day 2.