2014 Art All Night is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend

Art All Night, Pittsburgh’s annual free art event, pops up in Lawrenceville this weekend for its 17th year. The completely volunteer-run event is held non-stop from 4pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014 until 2pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

2014 Art All Night Lawrenceville

Never heard of Art All Night? The idea behind the censorship-free, non-juried event is to encourage participation from all types of artists. Everyone is welcome to come, share, and experience a variety of local art and activities.

Besides original artwork, Art All Night features a live auction, various participatory and collaborative activities, live entertainment, and on-site artwork. Children’s activities are available on 4-8pm Saturday and 10am-2pm Sunday.

All artists, regardless of age or skill-level, can submit one piece of artwork to the event. Art must be dropped off between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 26 and must be ready to hang or otherwise displayed. Photo ID is required for both drop off and pick up, which is on Sunday, April 27 from 2:30-5:30pm. More information and an online registration form can be found here.

Volunteers and donations are what make Art All Night happen each year, so both are encouraged! Each year, a dedicated and talented team of volunteers offers their free time to make the event as incredible and fun as possible. You can sign up for 2-hour shifts before, during, and after the event, for all sorts of tasks, so please do if you have the time!

Check out Art All Night on Facebook (including the official Facebook event), on Twitter at @ArtAllNight, and Instagram at ArtAllNightLawrenceville, and don’t forget to hashtag your posts with #ArtAllNight, #AAN17, and #ImAnArtAllNighter.

The event is held at 97 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, which is a warehouse on the corner of 40th and Willow St in Lawrenceville. Parking might be tough so consider taking public transportation, car-pooling, or catching a Lyft (get $25 off your first ride with that link). Hope to see you there!

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“Art is everything my parents told me not to do” (Post-It Note Wisdom from Art All Night)

At this years Art All Night there was a giant time line and vistors were asked to add their Art All Night memories to the board.

Art All Night Timeline

While there were lots of interesting memories stuck on to the board, this post-it note jumped out at me.  In case you can’t read the post-it…

  • Green Note: “Art is everything my parents told me not to do”
  • Grey Note: “SAME HERE! It’s a damned shame I listened to them.  I’m 56 now and finally I’m enjoying art + LIFE”

“Art is everything my parents told me not to do”


Art, Carp, Fire and More – Just Your Avg. Weekend in Pgh

So, it might be a little chilly this weekend – but all of these events will be happening rain or shine.  Big weekend of things to do in Pittsburgh.  Lots of free events.  Here is the list of details and links for the events we discussed on WDVE this morning.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

  • Friday, April 27, 2012.   5:30-9pm. The Cutlural District, Downtown.
  • Galleries stay open late with free events for the evening.  This month the Cultural District is hosting a Dutch Festival.
  • Full Schedule is available here.

Urban Hike Visits Beechview

Art All Night 2012

  • 15th Annual Art All Night gallery exhibit – anyone and everyone is invited to display their art work.
  • Saturday, April 28, 4pm til Sunday, April 29, 2pm
  • Live music and performances.  Get all of the details about submitting your art work here.
  • Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/373931675971454/

Carp All Night 10th Anniversary Fish-In

  • 10th Annual Carp All Night
  • Saturday, April 28, 8pm
  • Meet under the 40th Street Bridge
  • Just as important as the art, is the carp – this is a group of folks that have been hosting an all-night carp fishing event during art all night
  • Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/279210828832707/

Friends of Dormont Pool – 6th Annual Pub Crawl

Steel City Showdown

  • Sunday, April 29, 2012, 8am-2pm
  • the race is closed 0.8 mile loop over the majestic Allegheny River
  • New this year – the course will be open for the public to ride after the race
  • Facebook Event – http://www.facebook.com/events/411409235536771/

Taste of Brookline

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 

  • runs until April 28, 2012
  • lots more craft beer events on Friday and Saturday



Art, Carp, Shakespeare and Oh! Susanna – Radio Round Up – April 23, 2010

boca chica @ the Quiet Storm
Image by stephjoyous via Flickr

Friday – Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District,

  • 5:30-9pm Galleries, exhibits and more,
  • check out wedding themed art at Salon Christine
  • Boca Chica at the Backstage Bar from 5:30-7:30

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-thon / BYOB (Bring Your Own Bard)

  • Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks and Poets Corner co-host a sonnet and monologue contest to honor the Bard’s 446th birthday.
  • Actors and non-actors alike can take a crack at their favorite sonnets, songs and soliloquies

Stephen Foster Symposium

Stephen Foster
Image via Wikipedia
  • April 23 and 24, 2010 @ University of Pittsburgh
  • Foster is know as the father of pop music and is the author of Oh! Susanna and Camptown Races is from Lawrenceville and is buried Allegheny Cemetery

Urban Dare Pittsburgh

  • part double dare, part the amazing race – compete against other teams in a day long challenge that covers 5 miles around the city
  • Saturday April 24 @ Noon
  • Register online here

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Saturday Night, Alright, Alright – 6 great events for Sat. April 24

Art All Night - 4
Image by mknobil via Flickr

Okay, so I am not the biggest elton John fan, but I wasn’t sure how else to title this post to convey the excitement about Saturday Night.  Here are 6 great events happening in Pittsburgh.  All worthy of your attention.  From art to fishing to cake there is something for everyone this Saturday.

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