We Need You

Come dive in and celebrate creativity, community and culture. Volunteer for just 2 hours and be part of something extraordinary. Help set up, guide visitors and experience the magic. Mark your calendar and join us for an unforgettable artistic adventure!

Typical Art All Night

Every year more than 300 volunteers pitch in to run the event. The event couldn’t come together without your tremendous support, so join in and become part of an awesome tradition. There are plenty of opportunities to fit your comfort zone, or stretch yourself and do something new. Sign up for as little as a two hour shift or stay the whole event! 

Before the Event

Volunteering in the weeks leading up to the event is a huge help. There are a lot of ways for people of all abilities and interests to help prepare the show.

At the Event

At Art All Night safety is our top priority. As such we expect all volunteers to engage in a safe and respectful manner while conducting their volunteer tasks.

If you volunteer for the event, we will schedule you for a 2 hour shift (4 hour for registration) from anywhere between 10am Saturday to 2pm Sunday. Some of the duties are:

  • Registration: Register artists and check in their artwork, move art to staging area.
  • Parking and Traffic: Help control the road and pedestrian traffic by the buildings.
  • Gallery Attendant: Oversee event space area to ensure no accidents occur and that safety and security protocols are met.
  • Hangers: Move the artwork from the staging area to the appropriate display area and hang the art.
  • Green Team: Help keep Art All Night Green! Manage the recycling and trash receptacles.
  • Art Bidding & Retail Table: No sales take place, but staff the table in order to collect contact information of interested buyers, so they can be given to the artist when they pick up their artwork after the show. Also assisting in the sales of retail items.
  • Volunteers: Help the team captains manage incoming volunteers and ensure all volunteers receive their t-shirt upon volunteer check-in.
  • Kitchen: Collect food donations as they come in for the volunteer team, keep food area neat and clean up at the end.
  • Stage: Assist bands and performers at the stage area.
  • Take-down: Remove art from the displays at the end of the show on Sunday at 2pm.
  • Art Pick-Up/Check-out: Checking artists’ IDs to make sure the right person has the correct piece of art.
  • Tear-down: Take down the display panels, pack our supplies, and clean the building on Sunday afternoon.
  • Children’s Activities: Help facilitate the children’s activity areas. This includes interacting with children to get them involved in art projects.
  • Interactive Art Assistants: Aid and monitor attendees in d.i.y. art projects.
  • Artist Assistants & Onsite Art Clean Up: Help facilitate onsite artists. Duties may include moving canvases and art supplies. Assist with cleaning up lots and lots of paint, washing brushes and moving canvases late Saturday night.
  • Art Auction: Help out with a live auction and enter bids into a computer system.
  • Flexible Event Volunteers: Willing to help Art All Night running smoothly by going wherever they are needed.