Welcome to April ARTS, a month-long celebration of art, culture, and the Princeton community held 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 Sunday, 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, including our Cabernet Cabaret 10th Anniversary Extravaganza, the opening reception for artist Joe Kossows Still Lifes from a (Mostly) Stilled Life in our Taplin Gallery, Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic, and a community celebration in honor of Paul Robeson’s 124th birthday.

April ARTS will culminate on Sunday, April 24 with the inaugural Princeton Porchfest from 12-6pm. PorchFest is a free, 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 here on our website, complete with scheduled performances and pop-up art installations to explore along the route.