Town and University come together for Communiversity Artsfest

Thousands of people from the University and local communities enjoyed activities, performances, food and more at the 48th annual Communiversity Artsfest celebration Sunday, April 29, in downtown Princeton and on the Princeton University campus.

From campus to Nassau Street, Witherspoon Street and Palmer Square, merchants, nonprofit organizations, musicians, performing and visual artists, food vendors, and many University student organizations and performing groups lined streets and open spaces. They offered entertainment, sustenance and information for attendees. Communiversity is produced by the Arts Council of Princeton with participation from Princeton University students and the support of the town of Princeton.

  • Mas Flow dance group leading dancers on Nassau Hall front lawn

    The University’s student group Mas Flo gives instructions on Latin dance on the front lawn of Nassau Hall during Communiversity Artsfest, a regional celebration produced by the Arts Council of Princeton with participation from Princeton University students and support from the town of Princeton.

  • International Parade of Flags standing on Nassau Hall front steps

    The international parade of flags, led by University students representing more than a dozen countries and organized by the Davis International Center, ends on the steps of Nassau Hall.

  • Flip Beranyeh holding Krystina to look through telescope

    Krystina and Flip Beranyeh take turns looking into a telescope provided by the Amateur Astronomers of Princeton.

  • Student pedaling bicycle to power up a blender

    Bicycle-powered smoothies raise money for Princeton University’s chapter of “Engineers Without Borders," which works with communities in Peru, Kenya and the Dominican Republic on engineering projects.

  • Chalk art on street during Communiversity

    Chalk artists spent many hours turning Palmer Square into an outdoor art gallery.

  • Brian Kraus demonstrates static electricity as Tim Liu gives his mother Winni Chung a shock

    Brian Kraus, a graduate student in astrophysical sciences and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, demonstrates the science of static electricity as Tim Liu prepares to give his mother, Winni Chung, a shock.

  • Local band performing in front of the Nassau Inn

    Local musical group Easha & Shravya entertain the crowd with pop songs from the 1960s, '70s and '80s in Palmer Square.

  • Crowd on Nassau Street in front of Nassau Hall during Communiversity

    Nassau Street is filled with students, residents and visitors for a day of music, dance, crafts, food and more.

  • Andres Duque wearing lion mask during trash art contest

    The Trash Artsravaganza contest celebrates the creative recycling of trash into art. Andres Duque entered "Chick," which was made of cardboard, paper and tape.

  • Dress made from weaving old newspapers

    Kyara Torres-Olivares created a dress, called "Weaving Old News," from newspaper and corks.

  • Ryka Iyer standing in front of her "Rhiny" Rhinos trash art piece

    Ryka Iyer won the 6-10 age group with her sculpture, "Rhiny Rhinos."

  • Flowers made from cigarette lighters for trash art competition

    Samantha Castrale’s entry, "Lighter Flowers," won the Best in Show prize for her innovative use of found cigarette lighters.

  • Tori, Laurel Cantor, Samantha Castrale

    From right, Samantha Castrale receives the Best in Show Prize for her entry, "Lighter Flowers," from University Creative Director Laurel Masten Cantor and event coordinator Tori Covert.