At Art All Night

What exactly is Art all Night?

Art All Night is a free, uncensored, non-juried art show occurring in Pittsburgh, PA. It does go literally all night, lasting 22 hours.

When is it held?

The show is typically held during the last full weekend in April. 

Where is it?

Art All Night’s location changes every year.

What does it cost?

Attendance and participation are both completely free.

Are you an Artist?

How do I particiate as an artist?

Check this website in April when you can Register here online. Then, bring your artwork to the location on Saturday with your registration form and a photo ID. On site registration is also available.

If your artwork has special needs, 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 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”.  We have previously had mosaic artists, chairs and hanging art, improve painters, and a Video Lounge where video work is projected throughout the show.  Your imagination is the limit! Visit our Artists page to find out more details!

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 so we can be prepared to help you.

Children's Activities

There were the fun activities for children at the 2019 Art All Night. We look forward to more fun next year!

  • Photo Scavenger Hunt. This activity is for both children and adults and a great activity to do with the whole family. While wandering through the space keep an eye out for special photos posted around the space. All you need to participate is a smartphone with a camera. Results can be posted on our social media channels via a #. Happy Hunting!
  • Facepainting. On Saturday only, kids can get painted as their favorite being. After 8 pm, henna will be available for adults.
  • Super wings. Add a feather and make a picture in this collaborative project!
  • Silk screening. It’s a great opportunity to learn this printing craft.
  • The Box with All the Answers
  • Paint a Collective Wall Story
  • Paper Marbelling
  • Make your own zine!
  • Buttonmaking. Photo montage, design, and punch out your very own button.
  • Rock Dye
  • Giant Puppets. Dance with giant puppets or learn how you can become part of the magic! Saturday only.

    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.



    On Site 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 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 28th 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.