How do I participate as a volunteer?

Art All Night is a free, un-juried, uncensored art event that’s completely volunteer run. Every year more than 300 dedicated people step up to be a valuable part of this on-of-a- kind Pittsburgh tradition. As a volunteer, you will wield your brains, brawn, and creativity into powering the event. 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! To volunteer for the 2019 show, Sign up here!

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. To volunteer Click here!

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 the event green! Manage the recycling and trash receptacles.
Art Sales Table
No actual sales take place. Volunteers collect contact information from interested buyers so it can be given to the artist after the show.
Sales Table
Assist in the selling of Art All Night 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 and help artists find their artwork.
Art Pick-Up/Check-Out
Check artists’ IDs to make sure the correct person has their piece of art.
Take down the display panels, pack supplies, and clean the building on Sunday afternoon. Help is also welcome on the next day after the event, Monday the 29th.
Children's Activities
Help facilitate the children’s activity areas. Tasks include setting up and helping children with unique art projects.
Interactive Art Assistants
Aid and monitor attendees in participatory art projects.
Artist Assistants

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

Onsite Art Clean Up
Assist with cleaning up paint, washing brushes, and moving canvases late Saturday night.
Art Auction

Help out with a live auction and enter bids into a computer system.