Art All Night's Sweet Sixteen

Published On April 24, 2013 | By Kymbo Slice | The Arts

AANLawrenceville’s grassroots community event, Art All Night, is celebrating 16 years in 2013. Their “no fee, no jury, no censorship” motto has been enabling artists of all trades to display pieces in a low key manner. The event attracts thousands of attendees each year, gaining popularity along the way. An estimated 12,000 people attended in 2012. This year, AAN returns to last year’s location on Willow Street at Fort Willow Developers’ enormous warehouse for a stretch of interactive art activities, bands and much more from Saturday at 4PM to Sunday at 2PM.

The close to 24-hour affair is family friendly and has a strict no-BYOB policy, but beer is served during a portion of the event. Children can enjoy activities like button making, bubble painting, and weaving on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The event usually peaks Saturday night, attracting a diverse crowd of partiers, adults and art fanatics.

There’s also activities for the adults too! Enjoy chalk art, postcard making, a cardboard city and much more. For full details, visit here. There’s also a video lounge and a special “Cartooning All Night” feature.

Live performances are an integral part of Art All Night. Programming is scheduled throughout the night and day, with a variety of musical genres being represented. There will also be an art auction this year. For the full schedule and list of bands, visit here.

As always, this event is FREE. For more information on AAN and to learn about its origins or how you can become involved, be sure to visit their website and blog.

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