Pop-Press: Art All Night 2014

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Spend 24 hours immersing yourself in art.

It’ll be time well-spent.

On Saturday June 21 and Sunday 22, Artworks Trenton presents Art All Night 2014 — a multi-discipline festival displays the best in music, visual arts, workshops, film, and food for a straight 24 hours in downtown Trenton. The event will take place at The Historic Roebling Wire Works located at 675 South Clinton Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey.

This year, over 30,000 visitors are anticipated, with over 1,000 artists displaying works across a variety of mediums, over 50 musical acts, over 20 artisan craftmakers selling their creations, and dozens of workshops, family friendly events, and famous food vendors from around the state.

Highlights of this year’s event include a mobile glass-blowing installation, designed by JMG Studios of Piscataway to be of-the-moment, dazzling and epic in its scope and beauty, and a “dueling muralists” creation of a giant, multi-artist mural. In 2013, four muralists of drastically different styles came together and created a giant and multifaceted “jam piece” of art themed around the scariest works of Edgar Allan Poe. This year, multiple artists will be thrown into collaborative creation of a multi-genre mural of “wicked, scary fairie tales,” created over the festival’s 24 hours.

The festival will premiere The Bench, a feature-length film created by a collective of Trenton filmmakers, at 8:17 pm on June 21. The Bench is a story about a day in the life of a park bench in Trenton, and the interweaving personalities that circle that bench. Split into eight related and interconnected short films, ‘The Bench’ demonstrates the diversity, collaboration, and raw storytelling power of Trenton’s artistic community. The film headlines the 24-hour film festival component of Art All Night, which includes features and short films from around the world. A full list of festival films is available here.

There will be a massive Artist & Crafter Fair Market. In it’s second year, the AAN Artist and Crafter Market is now accepting applications to take part in this exciting addition to Art All Night. With more than 30,000 in attendance in 2013, this is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase your original art, handmade crafts, clothing and other DIY-related items to the masses.

Musical Line-Up

There will be a full roster of music acts across all 24 hours and three stages follows below. Danielia Cotton is this year’s event headliner; the soulful rock songstress has performed with and opened for acts including the Allmans, B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Robert Cray, and Art All Night Trenton is thrilled to welcome her home.

FULL MUSIC LINE-UP:

Indoor Stage:

Saturday:

3pm Cloak and Dagger

4pm Edna’s Kin

5pm Renegades of Jazz

6pm Moot Davis

7pm Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands

8pm Daddy Green Jeans

9pm Roy Orbitron

10pm Cryptkeeper Five

11pm Molly Rhythm

12am Honah Lee

1am Not the Bees

2am Do Androids Dance Presents: Dubstep Mafia

Sunday:

12pm Jojo Walsh

1pm ArtCrime

2pm The Main Event

Outdoor Stage:

Saturday:

3pm Kim Yarson

4pm The Clydes

5pm Charles Laurita & The Mischief

6pm The Downright Down

7pm Garden State Line

8pm Danielia Cotton

9:15pm Chester Endersby Gwazda

10:15pm Chalk & The Beige Americans

11:15pm Black Collar Biz

12:15am Amleah

1:15am Local Demise

Sunday:

11am Trenton Makes Band

12:15pm Paul Plumeri

1:15pm Crosswick

2:15pm Ductwork

Food Court Event Tent:

Saturday:

3pm Drum Circle

4pm Jim Gaven

4:45pm Quincy Stallworth

5:30pm MASTERCLASS: Richie Cole

6:15pm Sean Faust/Robert Fulton Duo

7pm Matt Wong

8pm Egun Omode African Dance & Drum Performing Arts Group

9pm Micheal Dylan Ferrara

10pm Esther DeCrew- Belly Dancing

10:45pm Logan McCarpenter

11:30pm Mike & Shanna

12:30am John Gerrit

1:15am Khalid Quesada

Sunday:

12pm-2pm Russo Music, Social, and Benny P Present: Open Mic w/ Benny P.

Bill Bodkin is the owner, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Pop Break. Most importantly, however, he is the proud father of a beautiful daughter, Sophie. He can be seen regularly on the site reviewing The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and is the host of the site's podcast, The BreakCast. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism & English. Follow him on Twitter: @BodkinWrites