Free Art Events made a field trip to the neighboring state of New Jersey to check out the fourth annual Art All Night at Artworks, a 24-hour event from 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday on the third weekend in June.

This event was not for the faint of heart, featuring welders, woodworkers with chainsaws and more! But the highlight of the evening was a talk given by world renowned photographer, Jon Naar, who has taken the portraits of  Andy Warhol and the British Prime Minister, among others with works featured in the New York Times, Vogue Magazine and more. It was such an honor to meet with him to learn about his process and the history of his work. I was amazed to find out that he was the first to document graffiti artists. The most resent edition of his book, The Faith of Graffiti, features a forward from Norman Mailer and larger versions of his graffiti photographs than ever.

It was such a treat to meet with all of the featured artists in this event during my visit and I hope to see more of their work in the very near future.