Art All Night is tonight!

We posted about this event already, but here’s a reminder:  the 14th annual Art All Night is tonight, right on the border of Polish Hill in the Iron City Brewery at 3340 Liberty Avenue, near the Herron Bridge.  This year’s event starts at 4 pm and concludes on Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm.

Here’s some more information, from the press release:
Due to popular demand, this year’s event will begin earlier to allow for additional children’s activities. Children’s activities from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday will include a community quilt, a dance party with puppets from the Puppets for Pittsburgh lending library, recordings for the HEAR ME project, button making, and much more. In addition to the expanded children’s activities, Art All Night will feature a wide variety of live performances, video, DJ performances, opportunities to create art on-site, and a unique blend of visual art on display for the community over the course of this nearly 24-hour event.

Thanks to Iron City Brewing Company, Art All Night 2011 will once again take place at 3340 Liberty Avenue in one or more of the brewery buildings formerly used for processing and bottling. Buildings dating back to the 1860s on the Iron City property were recently approved for historic designation by the Historic Review Commission.  Art All Night has become one of Pittsburgh’s most popular arts events in the many years since it was first presented by residents and supporters of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Lawrenceville neighborhood. Even as its profile has risen, Art All Night remains a homegrown event, organized by an all-volunteer planning committee and supported by hundreds of additional volunteers who help to prepare the venue, hang artwork and more. Last year’s event attracted over 12,000 attendees and featured work by 1,189 visual artists and 35 performance groups, the most ever in the event’s history. Even more growth is expected this year making additional volunteers the event’s greatest need.

Art All Night Lawrenceville is FREE to attend and FREE to participating artists.  We hope that you will consider attending — many of your neighbors will be there, and many Polish Hill residents are showing their artwork!

Here is more information about Art All Night.