Art All Night: Lawrenceville was pretty rad. Even though we got there early and perused the scene before the raucous crowd arrived we still really enjoyed ourselves….particularly as there was a lack of line for the button making table!
Pro’s of this all-nighter event:
Fresh variety of art. The artists ranged in age from 5 to senior citizen!
Creative variety of materials - everything appeared from etch-a-sketch, reclaimed wood, cassette-tape, car parts, found objects, shadow boxes, magnifying glass, hockey sticks and then your more typical paintings, photos and other gems.
The actual space - an old warehouse with all sorts of old, humongous, industrial machinery, strange coffee-dispensary’s, pulloy’s & cranes and LOTS of metal. Total awesome use of space for a pop-up show.
The fact that it is volunteered organized, executed and hosted - enough said.
Lastly, the activities designed to entertain those of every age. Since the beer hadn’t started flowing we enjoyed being creative, particularly the buttons (did I mention that), there were some artsy ladies talking about their unique jewelry making methods as well many other projects involving glue, glitter, string, colored paper, paint and whatever you could find.
I guess that it was cold - but that is what the dancing and beer were for later in the evening. Since we were early we walked up the street to Hambones and treated ourselves to some delicious Irish Coffees (made just the right way - and I know a good one when I taste it since I originally hail from the SF area *shout out: Buena Vista Cafe*)!
If you didn’t make it in 2012 it is definitely worth checking out next year or even getting involved by volunteering or submitting that piece of work that’s been in the corner of your bedroom collecting dust! For more info, check it out!