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Guerrilla Gardening Continues

1888872_698038940267609_8329477993132045430_oThe guerrilla gardening crew has been on the move, converting vacant lots into vegetable and floral gardens, parks and walk-thrus, and growing food out of fish. We’re still out here every Saturday, meeting in at the Gandhi Garden at 9am. Here’s some pics of our recent progress. Some Photos are from the Trentonian. Also, thank you ISLES, The Trenton Downtown Association and The College of New Jersey for all your collaboration. More info on the GG Unit here »

Windows of Soul Continues.. to the Gates!!

storm-the-gates-flyer-webJoin us on October 5th and 6th for the next evolution of Windows of Soul. Turns out painting boarded up windows just wasn’t doing enough for us.. so we’re Storming the Gates!! Yes, one Sunday night we were biking through downtown, on our way to Rainbow Garden (the ONLY open restaurant in downtown Trenton on Sunday).. and all you could see were rows and rows of these bland metal roll-down gates. It was obvious what we had to do: put together a team of premier street artists from all over the country, and spray some soul onto these gates, Windows of Soul style. After months of planning, it’s finally happening. It’s gonna be a 2 part event, on October 5th and 6th, with a brand new pop-up gallery reception downtown, followed by a day of live art creation. I don’t mean to hype this up too much but.. I’m pretty sure nobody’s ever done this (legally) in any city.. These gates are literally going to be a Trenton exclusive. And in my opinion this may be the first interesting thing to happen in downtown Trenton since Washington boated over and Stormed the Hessians. Don’t miss it!! Read more about it here »

Windows of Soul 2!!

Join us this September 13th, 14th and 15th for Windows of Soul 2! Read all about it here »

Windows of Soul 2 Call For Art!!

call-for-artWe’re gearing up for Windows of Soul, our yearly street revitalization event. This year we’re doing it on Sept. 13th, 14th and 15th. We need your art submissions! Send us any art you have and we’ll paste it up on the abandoned buildings on our block (see these pictures from last year’s event.)

You can drop off art at 219 E. Hanover St, Trenton NJ from Sept. 1st to the 11th, between noon and 7pm. Or you can mail it to SAGE Coalition, 219 E. Hanover St, Trenton NJ.

Then join us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13th, 14th and 15th for an art-errific weekend!! Just like last year, we’re breaking it into 3 events:

Friday, Sept. 13th: Windows of Soul 2 Gallery Opening

Featuring submitted work from selected artists. 6-9pm at Gallery 219, 219 E. Hanover St. Trenton. Free admission and refreshments!

Saturday, Sept. 14th: Windows of Soul 2 Street Art Festival

Come out for open artist workshops, and help us install art on buildings on the corner of East State and N. Montgomery (next to the gallery.) 12pm-6pm.

Sunday, Sept. 15th: Mural Jam and Garden Party

Featuring music performances and a BBQ in the Gandhi Garden next to the gallery. Hosted by Black Collar Biz. 12pm-7pm.

And, I’ll let you in on a little secret.. there will be one more Windows of Soul event coming up, which will shake the whole city!! But we’ll announce that later. For now, send us your art, and come on out.. let’s take street art to the next level.

The Aliens coming to East Hanover

Microsoft Word - Official Flyer.docxThe Aliens is a play by a new theatre group, Pulse Theatre Company. These guys are putting on a production right in our own Gandhi Garden for 3 straight days next weekend! To quote the official press release:

“Annie Baker’s The Aliens is a play about two angry young men who, despite their own difficult lives, decide to teach a lonely high school student everything they know. They help him break through his nervous shell and give him the courage to be his own man and even speak to girls. A play about struggle, drugs, love, and friendship, this production found its way into Downtown Trenton, produced by Pulse Theatre Company. The Aliens is to be performed on Labor Day Weekend at the Gandhi Garden, a new venue constructed out of a vacant lot on East Hanover Street by S.A.G.E. Coalition. True to its mission, Pulse aims to bring a beautiful work of theatre to an audience that appreciates passionate and intimate art.”

There you have it. We are excited to see what these guys can do. You’ll have 3 chances to see the play, on Saturday and Sunday and Monday, August 31st, Sept 1st and 2nd. Each showing starts at 6:30pm. Admission is free.

National Night Out BBQ

NNOflyer-webOn August 6th come on over to the Gandhi Garden and enjoy some music and a bite to eat. SAGE has joined forces with ISLES and TDA to put on a free community BBQ. It’s part of National Night Out, a nation-wide night out against crime. We’ll have food, a live local band: Rough House, ItsJustAhmad at the DJ booth and Black Collar Biz Hosting the show. It’s all going down in the Gandhi Garden at 223 East Hanover St (Next to Gallery 219). Everyone’s welcome!! More information here »

Chillin’ and Volunteerin’ with Gandhi

1000077_506291022775736_882331700_nThe Gandhi Garden is so close to completion we can taste it.. literally! But we’d like to announce one last big volunteer day to help us finish it off: Trenton Cities of Service, which has been organizing cleanups and civic events all over the city, is bringing its popular Second Saturdays of Service event to the garden on July 13th. The event will run from 9am to 12pm. Read more about it here »

cwg-flyer-webAfter this event, we’ll be stopping the Gardening with Gandhi events and instead we’ll be hosting a weekly meetup group called Chillin’ with Gandhi. Every Monday evening from 5-9, we’re inviting anyone to come out and enjoy the garden, work or just hang out and enjoy a pot-luck style dinner. Join us and start your week off right at the Gandhi Garden!

New Gandhi Garden Pics

It was a beautiful afternoon so I took some photos of our progress..

Gardening with Gandhi #6 Next Weekend!

gwg6-web-snippetIt’s been another month and we’re keepin it rolling. SHUT THE  F**K UP AND PAINT was a lot of fun. It was by far the weirdest show so far. The best part was we finally we had some hippies passed out on the garden lawn.. so I know the vision is really coming to light.. the prophecy is being fulfilled. That’s why I need you to come out and help us finish this garden.. cause I’m telling you the hippies are coming. I met another one out there yesterday..

Gardening with Gandhi #6 will be on Saturday, June 1st. Come check it out. Read more about it here »

Thanks for the Grass

dblockgrassThere’s Derrick watering our new grass. We call him D Block. Check out that sculpture behind him.. someone just happened to bring by a sculpture of a giant letter D on a block. The guy who brought it didn’t even know about Derrick. Coincidence? I don’t know.. Gandhi’s face is always looking over that garden like he’s pulling all the strings. You think that’s funny Gandhi? Where’s my Digital Graham sculpture, huh? Just kidding, I love you Gandhi.

We want to thank everyone for their donations, which helped us get this field of grass started. With the money, we’ve also been able to buy some cool climbing vines for Wills’ bike trellis. A new stage is in the works too. Stay in touch.. we’ll have concerts and events in the garden soon. Check out our facebook page for more updates.