Lawrenceville ready to stay up All Night
Share with others:
The 11th annual Lawrenceville Art All Night will be held from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday at the former Roomful Express warehouse, #2 57th Street (which is about to be demolished to provide parking for Children's Hospital).
The popular free public event featured works by more than 800 artists last year and attracted more than 7,500 visitors. There will also be live music, performance artists, arts activities for children and adults and WYEP-FM will broadcast live during the evening. Forty-two bands and individual performers submitted applications to this year's event and 26 were selected to appear on the program.
As Art All Night grew over the years it became endangered, no longer fitting available locations and taxing the volunteers who make it happen, according to spokesperson Lynne Glover. But those who'd seen it through its first decade didn't want to let it die. A planning committee was formed to figure out how to avoid the typical last-minute scramble to pull it together and to keep "this great city event" happening, Glover says.
The solution was to identify a successor who would be an understudy to the person in charge each year and take over the next. Procedures, such as how to obtain temporary occupancy permits and solicit in kind donations, were documented for the succeeding set of volunteers to follow.
Art All Night has even gone green this year, to reduce its carbon footprint. Bike Pittsburgh will provide a free "bike valet service" to visitors arriving on bicycles. The Port Authority will help promote the use of public transportation. Previous exhibitors were contacted by e-mail or phone rather than printed postcards.
And there will be artwork on site made of recycled materials. Lawrenceville visual artist/puppeteer/storyteller Joann Kielar will conduct a recycled goods activity for all ages. "The Mosaic Lady" Daviea Davis will oversee an evolving lighted mosaic project using recycled glass. And Vema Parker will create fanciful hats out of recycled newspaper for attendees.
As is the tradition, artists of any description and experience may exhibit one artwork and there are no fees, juries or censorship. On site registration is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and pickup is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Artwork must be ready to hang or display. Submitting artists must show a photo ID at registration and at pickup.
To get there, take 57th Street from Butler Street toward the Allegheny River. For more information or artist registration information, visit www.artallnight.org.
7 p.m.: Sadiqa (Pittsburgh Belly Dance)
7:45 p.m.: Mellow Motif (acoustic jazz)
8:30 p.m.: Damaged Pies (new garage country wave)
9:15 p.m.: The Tourists (instrumental art rock)
10 p.m.: The Gothees
10:45 p.m.: The Upaid Bills (acoustic arthouse rock)
11:30 p.m.: Joy Ike (neo-soul jazz and pop)
12:15 a.m.: Vequinox
1-6 a.m.: DJ Zombo, Before Sunrise
Sunday, Stage B
10 a.m.: Allen Hamilton (sax improvisation)
10:45 a.m.: Tone/Overtone (flute and accordion duo)
11:30 a.m.: Mizz J
12:15 p.m.: Burnout Warcry (improvised space sounds)
1 p.m.: Love Tara (indie rock)
Saturday, Stage 2
7:15 p.m.: Between Liberties (cello, guitar and a songstress)
8 p.m.: Michael Baltzer (electric pop machine)
8:45 p.m.: Buddy Nutt (one-man band)
9:30 p.m.: Hail & Farewell (pop art rock)
10:15 p.m.: My Prodi (sonic joy)
11 p.m.: Chet Vincent (Americana/folk)
11:45 p.m.: Gordon Kirkwood (electric cello)
12:30 a.m.: Ar Eigean Gael (Irish folk/rock)
Sunday, Stage 2
10:15 a.m: D & D Duets (brass and winds)
11 a.m.: Patricia Wake (acoustic dark alternative cabaret)
11:45 a.m.: Three Rivers Bellydance
12:30 p.m.: Don Strange & Missy Raterman (guitars)
1:15 p.m.: The Hood Gang
First Published April 24, 2008 12:00 am