How do I participate as a volunteer?

You can volunteer one of two ways, as part of the planning committee or as a show volunteer.  
Dedicated volunteers donate their time and energy into running Art All Night. Without them the event could not exist. As a volunteer, you will wield your brains, brawn, and creativity into powering the event. Art All Night is completely volunteer run, and every year more than 300 generous folks step up to be a valuable part of this one-of-a-kind Pittsburgh tradition.
Event volunteer shifts are in two-hour increments, and volunteers may sign up for as many shifts as they would like. If you are not sure what you want to do, sign up to be a general volunteer and we’ll place you in the spot that best suits you! 
Information about the volunteer roles during the event are below.
Volunteering sign-ups are currently closed. Please check back in April, closer to the event.

Before the Event

Art All Night is always looking for volunteers leading up to the event. Our planning committee gets together every week to make this happen every year! If you are interested in helping with the Art All Night planning committee, please feel free to contact us.

At the Event

At a 22 hour long event, there are a lot of ways for people of all abilities and interests to help us have a great show.

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.


Oversee event space area to ensure no accidents occur and that safety and security protocols are met.


Move the artwork from the staging area to the appropriate display area and curate/hang the art.

Green Team

Help keep Art All Night Green! Manage the recycling and trash receptacles.

Art Sales 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.

Sales Table

Assist in the selling of merchandise.


Help the volunteer captains manage incoming volunteers and ensure all volunteers receive their t-shirt upon volunteer check in.


Collect food donations as they come in for the volunteer team, keep food area neat and clean up at the end.


Assist bands and performers at the stage area.


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.


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

Help facilitate onsite artists. Duties may include moving canvases and art supplies.

Onsite Art Clean Up

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.