Be a part of something unique on the night of the event! Interactive art projects invite all attendees to draw, dream, and alter their surroundings.
Let your imagination run free with chalk and contribute your images to a community-created chalky mural. Active throughout the event.
Postcards from Art All Night
Unlock your inner artist. Paint a postcard, address it to yourself, and display it. Then, pick out someone else’s painted postcard and tell them what you like about the artwork. Mail their postcard to them using the on site mailbox. Active Saturday evening.
Drawing from Life
Try your hand drawing from the staples of the art world: live figures (“models”) and still-life materials. Draw or be drawn. You can be the model (one at a time or in pairs), interact with still-life materials or pose with other models. Still-life items available for periods when no volunteer model are present. Active throughout the event.
What are your dreams? Sit down and interact one-on-one with the book’s Author to create a ritual to seek out what you desire most. Leave your mark in a book encapsulating the thoughts and desires of thousands.
You’re the next contestant at the Art-Oh board. Contribute to drawings on paper using your spirit color. Active throughout the event.
When is it held?
The show is typically held during the last full (Sat/Sun) weekend in April. The official dates will be posted on our Home page when everything has been finalized.
Where is it held?
Typically somewhere in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The address will be on our Home page once a location is selected, and there will be maps on our Directions page to help you find your way to us as well.
In an effort to showcase the diversity of Lawrenceville the location changes each year. As the event has grown, we seek spaces of 20,000 sq. feet or more. In January the building committee identifies potential sites and works with the property owners to determine the actual location.
If you have a building and would be interested in hosting the show, please let us know via our contact page.
What does it cost?
Nothing. Not even a penny. Attendance and participation are both entirely free. (FREE!)
Check out our Visitors page to compare what all you will experience with how much you pay (NOTHING!) to get in. Talk about value!
Who puts on Art All Night?
Art All Night is planned and coordinated by an all-volunteer organizing committee that starts meeting at the end of January. Dozens of additional volunteers help in the final stages to prepare the venue, construct exhibit panels, assist with the registration and hanging of artwork, provide refreshments, direct traffic, clean-up, and much, much more. Live entertainment throughout the event is also donated by some of Pittsburgh’s finest performers.
The work of community volunteers is generously supported each year by a range of generous sponsors and donors. Art All Night is also supported by the strictly voluntary contributions of attendees, which support continuation of the event each year.
For further information, email us via our contact page.
For information about volunteering at Art All Night, click here. The sign up page will open up in the beginning of April of the current event year.
What about kids? How “child friendly” is the show?
The show is open to everyone. Kids love “to art”, so it would be silly to not have stuff for them to do. We have tons of children’s activities on Saturday and Sunday adjacent to a youth-friendly section of art.
But please, do keep in mind that this is an uncensored show.
What is Art All Night All Year?
Ever seen something at Art All Night and forgot to write down the artist? Ever wondered what the artist was thinking when they made the art? Starting in 2008 all registered artists with an email address were invited to upload a picture of their art work along with contact information (email/website), pricing, and comments. We have been a little remiss these past couple of years requesting pictures and info, but with some diligence and patience, we will start this up again in 2016.
Hundreds of artists have participated in Art All Night All Year. You can see their artwork here