April ARTS

Princeton is excited to present April ARTS, a month-long celebration of art, culture, hosted by the Arts Council of Princeton with support from Princeton University. Decentralized events – including the town’s inaugural Porchfest – afford Princeton the opportunity to once again embrace art and culture in a safe and deeply meaningful way.

April ARTS kicks off on Friday, April 1 with the launch of the Princeton Piano Project! Local artists and community groups will transform upright pianos to be placed around Princeton for neighbors and visitors to play, listen, and enjoy as part of a public art installation. Performances will be scheduled on select weekends throughout the month – check back for a performer line-up! The festivities continue with an array of arts programming throughout the month.

April ARTS will culminate on Saturday, April 23 with the inaugural Princeton Porchfest from 12-6 pm. Porchfest is a family-friendly event featuring musicians of all kinds playing free shows on porches throughout the neighborhood. Attendees are invited to stroll from porch to porch and relax on front lawns and sidewalks as they enjoy live, local talent. A Porchfest Guide will be available on the Arts Council of Princeton’s website.

For more information on April ARTS and PorchFest, contact the Arts Council at (609) 924-8777 ext. 150. For more information about the PorchFest event and Piano Project on campus, call the Office of Community and Regional Affairs at (609) 258-5144 or email Melissa Mercuro at mmercuro@princeton.edu.