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.
All are invited to the April ARTS Kick-Off Happy Hour on April 1 at 5:30. We’ll gather for a live performance to launch the Princeton Piano Project, a series of seven pianos placed around town each painted by a local artist. The evening will conclude with a Prosecco toast (cider for those under 21!) to properly welcome the beginning of springtime and a month of arts engagement.
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 Kossow’s Still Lifes from a (Mostly) Stilled Life in our Taplin Gallery, Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic, and a spoken word celebration in honor of Paul Robeson’s 124th birthday.
April ARTS will culminate on Saturday, April 23 with the inaugural Princeton Porchfest from 12-6pm. 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 here on our website.