Art All Day and Trenton Ciclovia to Hold ‘Open Studios, Open Streets’ event in Trenton

Balancing safety with the Trenton community’s need for fun and creative activities, Art All Day and Trenton Ciclovia are partnering on a joint event on Saturday, September 19 from noon to 6 p.m., featuring artists, live mural painting and other demos, music performances, walking and bike tours, local food vendors, children’s activities and more, presented by artists of multiple disciplines and some of Trenton’s most creative organizations and businesses.

“After being in lockdown and isolated from each other for months, our hope is to offer attendees a welcome opportunity to socialize and engage with artists and each other in person, while maintaining safety protocols,” said Artworks Executive Director Lauren Otis. “Our partnership with Trenton Ciclovia aligns perfectly with our interest in safe and healthy outdoors interactions and activities”

Front Street and adjoining side streets downtown will be closed to vehicles and handed over to pedestrians and bicyclists who can safely enjoy the work of artists, vendors and activities outdoors and with appropriate social distancing. Nearby sites will also host artists and activities, including Artworks, whose main gallery and studios will be open to the public for the first time since March. Face masks will be required for all activities, and visitor numbers inside Artworks will be reduced and strictly regulated.

“We are thrilled to partner with Art All Day in creating a unique environment to showcase art and our community in Trenton,” said Sonia Szczesna, Advocacy & Campaign Manager, Tri-State Transportation Campaign. “This collaboration highlights the opportunity that exists when we choose to reimagine our streets for people rather than vehicles, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Visitors can park at Artworks or the Lafayette Yard Parking Garage, pick up a map/program and explore for themselves or take a guided tour. A mobile site map and information on the event, schedules, participants and sites, will be available at and on the Art All Day/Ciclovia Facebook event page.

“New American Patriots is a study of the American women who supported the efforts of World War II. It is my belief that they are an under-represented part of the war effort and my show is a small part in attempting to correct this aspect of American history,” said Chris Ernst

NEW AMERICAN PATRIOTS will be a featured solo exhibition at Artworks Trenton during the AAD/Ciclovia event on September 19. The exhibition will be open from September 19 – October 10. More information can be found at:

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