All Night Long

Late Saturday afternoon and Art All Night is just getting going.

Late Saturday afternoon and Art All Night is just getting going.

Just a quick trip over the bridge into the Chambersburg section of Trenton you’ll find the former Roebling Wire Works factory building, which until 3 p.m. tomorrow, June 16, is providing 50,000 square feet of excellent gallery space for about a thousand artists of varying ages and abilities. The fun spills out of the building into Millyard Park, with music, art in progress, food, drink and more.

The clay Warrior Eagle mask is part of a collection by my daughter-in-law Arkady Thompson, a talented ceramicist and story teller. Each mask in the collection is a melding of human and animal spirits.  Only one piece per artist can be submitted for Art All Night.

The clay Warrior Eagle mask is part of a collection by my daughter-in-law Arkady Thompson, a talented ceramicist and story teller. Each mask in the collection is a melding of human and animal spirits.
Only one piece per artist can be submitted for Art All Night.

art hanging
A standout Styrofoam sawdust and marble chip piece by Michael Gyampo.

A standout Styrofoam sawdust and marble chip piece by Michael Gyampo.

"Suture," of nails by Brady Warner.

“Suture,” of nails by Brady Warner.


Artists work live to bring Edgar Allan Poe to life on canvas.

Artists work live to bring Edgar Allan Poe to life on canvas.

Children frolicking in the fountain is most likely just a daylight occurrence, but you never know.

Children frolicking in the fountain is most likely just a daylight occurrence, but you never know.


Art All Night – Trenton 2013 is a 24-hour community event now in its seventh year. Go now – admission is a self-determined donation. Go tonight, tomorrow morning or even early afternoon. Wait too long and you’ll have to wait until next year. Despite the lack of jurying, the art is worth the look. The energy, from some 300 volunteers and thousands of visitors, is intoxicating.

— Jodi Thompson

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