At Art All Night

What is this thing, Art all Night?

Art All Night is a free, uncensored, non-juried art show occurring in Pittsburgh, PA. It does go literally all night, starting on a Saturday afternoon and going all night until Sunday afternoon, lasting 22 hours.

When is it held?

The show is typically held during the last full (Sat/Sun) weekend in April. 

Where is it?

Art All Night’s location changes every year. We will let you know usually a month in advance to the event.

What does it cost?

Nothing. Not even a penny. Attendance and participation are both entirely free. (FREE!)

So much to experience and you pay (NOTHING!) to get in. Talk about value!

Even though its free we need you! Please check out these links if you’d like to participate with us as an artist or a volunteer.

Are you an Artist?

How do I particiate 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.

How can I perform at Art All Night?

Each year we have multiple time slots for bands to perform. Please sign up on the Bands and Stage Performance page and our stage captain will contact you with more details.

You can also “perform” as an on-site 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 painters and our Video Lounge where video artists’ works were compiled and shown all throughout the show.  Your imagination is the limit! Visit our Artists page to find out more details! Make sure you sign up for somethig!

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.

Children's Activities

There will be a multitude of children’s activities. Kids will definitely find an enriching activity that they will enjoy.

The children’s arts and crafts activities will be held on Saturday from 4 PM to 8 PM, and on Sunday from 10 AM to noon during the event weekend.


2018 Activities

CD mandalas– create and take home your own mandala on one of our prepared CDs by scratching off the paint and letting the rainbow shine through!

Yarn and marble painting – use yarn and marbles to create masterpieces that you can take home!

Egg Carton Flowers – make a beautiful craft that you can take with you

Button making – create neat buttons, a favorite every year

Cardboard village – a landscape of cardboard can be explored

Silk-screening – create your own design in newspaper to be used to make a silk-screening to take home!

Storytelling –  10 AM to 12 PM on Sunday

Face painter and henna will also be available during the show.



Don’t forget to attend the Art All Night parade! The parade starts between 11:30 PM and Midnight on Saturday, April 28th.  Gather around and feed off the energy of the instruments. It’s a spectacle to be experienced either by watching, dancing to the music or following as the parade moves about the space.

Interactive Art

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.


The auction of art created OnSite Saturday night we be held on Sunday, April 29th from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

OnSite Art is created by teams of local artists whom will be working live during the event for your viewing pleasure. The resulting pieces of art, long lusted after by patrons and collectors, will be available for purchase to the highest bidder. All proceeds from this auction will be used to support future Art All Night events.

How to bid

You are able to place pre-bids on artwork as early as 6:00 PM on Saturday night until 2:00 AM Sunday morning by going to the information and auction services table located near the performance stage. Pre-bidding will also be open for a limited time on Sunday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Please note that you may be outbid by someone else during the live auction event. Bidding parties are encouraged to attend the live auction on Sunday, April 29th as placing a pre-bid does not guarantee a purchase.

If You Win an Auction

You must pay immediately upon notification of your winning bid at the auction services table. Cash or check is greatly preferred. You must make arrangements to be in attendance Sunday April 29th to ensure you are not outbid and claim your piece. If you fail to do so, your artwork will be forfeited to the next highest bidder. Art All Night is not responsible for storing artwork for later pickup.



Directions to the event will be posted a month in advance to the event. Please check back next year!