The Arts Council of Princeton is hosting the 48th annual Communiversity ArtsFest on Sunday, April 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. The arts festival is a free event devoted to art and community comprised of a diverse group of local performers, artists, crafters, merchants, community groups and volunteers from Princeton and surrounding areas.
This year, Communiversity ArtsFest will feature seven stages of live music and performances. Highlights include the Cherry Blossoms, Sarah Donner, Eco Del Sur, Fresh Fire, Lauren Marsh, Princeton GirlChoir and BoyChoir, The Blue Meanies, The Shaxe and dance groups such as Fiesta Flamenco, The Pennington Studio, Qing Yang Dance Studio and the YWCA Dance Department. Some newcomers are Lara K LEK, Essie and the Big Chill, the Hun School of Princeton Jazz Combo and Zoe Thierfelder.
Over 200 booths will line the streets of Nassau and Witherspoon, Palmer Square and the university campus near Nassau Hall.
There are free art activities and family-friendly programming at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts and on Palmer Square Green, including annual events like Nana’s Make-A-Mess Workshop, ‘messy’ materials for children to create their own artwork, and the Sidewalk Chalk Art exhibition, featuring young artists in action on the sidewalk of Palmer Square.
For the full schedule of performances — including the times and locations where bands will be playing — visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.
One of the goals of Communiversity is to inspire creativity among local artists, according to a statement from the Arts Council. The Paint Out Princeton project is a popular component of the event and will be back again this year with painters capturing the sights of Communiversity with Plein Air Painting. The artists’ work will be on view at the Arts Council of Princeton beginning May 5 through June 16.
The event hashtag is #communiversity2018. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777.