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Press Release 2015 (20.4kb)

 April 10, 2015


The 18th installment of Art All Night: Lawrenceville returns to bring local community together for a free art event.

PITTSBURGH, PA–This year’s non-juried, uncensored, 24-hour art show will take place in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood and feature art pieces submitted by artists from all walks of life. Join us for the 18th installment of Art All Night: Lawrenceville beginning on Saturday, April 25, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015.

The 18th annual Art All Night will feature original artwork, activities for children and adults, and live entertainment. On-site artists will collaborate to create works of art that will be featured in a live art auction on April 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Art All Night visitor and artist admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds created from branded merchandise sales and the live art auction directly support future Art All Night endeavors.

Art All Night for Children

Children’s activities will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 25 and again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26. The children’s area sits adjacent to a youth-friendly section way from the rest of the uncensored show. Children and families can build their own cardboard city, weave recycled materials, create silkscreen prints, and partake in other fun activities.

Call for Artists

The Art All Night community event gives everyone an opportunity to exhibit art. Organizers encourage all artists to participate by submitting one work to the show, regardless of age or skill level. Free submissions can include any art mediums; online registrations for pieces begin in early April at

To participate in the show, artists must drop off their work between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 at Willow Street Development located at 40th and Willow Street in Lawrenceville. All artwork must arrive ready to hang or otherwise displayed. Art pickup takes place between 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 26. Artists submitting work will need to show a photo ID during registration and pickup.

Call for Donations and Volunteers

Local businesses and friends of Art All Night can make donations to the event in all forms including monetary, art supplies, and other goods by visiting Donations at Art All Night. Organizers list all donors on the acknowledgement board during the event.

Organizers staff Art All Night entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the 24-hour period to assist with various tasks during the event. Visit to learn more about volunteering and donation opportunities.

Art All Night Online

Connect with the Art All Night team via social media. Join the event on Facebook at and follow @ArtAllNight on Twitter for event updates, behind-the-scenes pictures, and more. Find inspiration, photos, and other information for this year’s Art All Night by searching the hashtag #ArtAllNightPgh. Those who wish to partake in the conversation can do so using #AANPgh.


Event Address: 40th and Willow Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Hours: 4 p.m. April 25, 2014, to 2 p.m. April 26, 2014

Admission: Free


Press Releases from Prior Years

2014 Press Release (.pdf)

2012 Press Release (.pdf)

Art All Night Poster Tiny (70.5kb)

Art All Night Poster tiny (70.5kb)

Art All Night Poster small (239kb)

Art All Night Poster mid (713kb)

Art All Night Poster large (64mb)


What is this thing, Art All Night?

Art All Night is an free, uncensored, non-juried art show occurring on in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. It does go literally all night, starting on a Saturday afternoon and going all night until Sunday afternoon, lasting 22 hours. Check out our About and History pages for more info!

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!

And check out these links if you’d like to participate as an artist or as a volunteer.

How do I participate as an artist?

It’s easy peasy. Check this website in April where you can register here online. Then bring your artwork to the location on Saturday (the hours will be posted on the website) with your registration form and a photo ID. On-site registration is available.

Be sure to take a picture of your artwork so you can participate after the show in Art All Night All Year.

If your artwork has special needs just let us know before the event so we can plan for your piece.

How many pieces can I submit?

ONE AND ONLY ONE piece can be registered per artist. Artwork comprised of several physical pieces is considered one piece of art.

I have something unusual…?

Great! We love unusual. If it needs special handling or extra time to setup, please let us know via our contact page before the event so we can be prepared to help you.

How can I perform at Art All Night?

Each year we have multiple time slots for bands to perform. Visit the band page and our stage captain will contact you with more details.

You can also “perform” as an onsite artist showing our visitors art as it is being made.  Painters get paired up and collaborate on a large piece that will get auctioned off at the end of the show to benefit the production of next year’s show.  And painting isn’t all that is “performed”.  Last year we had mosaic artists producing windows, chairs and hanging art, improve performers and our Video Lounge where video artists’ works were compiled and shown all throughout the show.  Your imagination is the limit! Visit our Performances and Live Art page and a captain with contact you with more details.

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