By Jennifer Baron for NEXT Pittsburgh
April 23, 2018
Pittsburgh – For two decades, Art All Night has reigned as Pittsburgh’s freewheeling, 22-hour art happening. Leveling the playing field for art shows, the crowd-sourced exhibit is guided by its staunchly grassroots gospel of: “no fee, no jury, no censorship.”
For the first time, Art All Night is taking its show on the road, moving from its long-time base in Lawrenceville to the mixed-use Highline development on the South Side.
Showcasing the DIY spirit behind making and sharing original handmade art, anyone and everyone is invited to submit one piece to be viewed and bid on by the public. Hundreds of artists young and old, pro and rookie will display works representing all conceivable mediums — from drawings and paintings, to sculpture, videos and more.
Much of the artwork will be available at very affordable prices, so don’t leave empty-handed.
Throughout the sprawling 80,000-square-foot site, All Nighters can watch painting, woodworking and glassblowing demos, hear live bands, participate in collaborative art projects and join jam sessions with musicians.
In the all-ages activity area, kids can create scratch mandalas and balloon paintings, try silk-screening and button-making, and construct cardboard villages.