Creativity comes alive at Communiversity ArtsFest

On Sunday, April 28, thousands of residents and visitors converged on Princeton for Communiversity ArtsFest.

The event, produced by the Arts Council of Princeton with participation from the students of Princeton University and support from the town of Princeton, is now in its 49th year of showcasing local arts, crafts, food and live entertainment. Arts stations for activities such as wood stain painting and ceramics clustered throughout town. Vendors lined streets and plazas, while student and University groups gathered on the front lawn of campus. Vocal groups, bands and dance groups performed on seven stages across the community.

A selection of photos from the day's activities is below.

  • A boy holds a stick with a silver colored ball at the end close to to base of a silver sphere while his mother and a man watch on

    With physicist Stuart Hudson observing, Deb Brackin and her son Miles try making their own lightning in an activity hosted by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. 

  • Princeton University band plays at Communiversity

    The Princeton University Band kicks off the 49th Communiversity Artsfest with a performance in town. 

  • The Princeton Band conductor is seen through 2 memers of the band, one of whom is playing the flute

    In front of the University’s FitzRandolph Gate, the Princeton University Band gives a rousing performance for the gathering crowds.

  • Mayor Lempert speaks into a mircophone under a tent at Communiversity

    Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert gives remarks at Communiversity Artsfest’s Opening Ceremony, as University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, left, applauds.

  • 2 women juggling colorful rings while standing on the shoulders of 2 young men

    The Princeton Aerial Arts Club and Trenton Circus Squad perform in Palmer Square.

  • A woman performs aerial moves in a hoop

    University sophomore Isla Weber participates in a joint performance by the Princeton Aerial Arts Club and Trenton Circus Squad. 

  • People chalk painting on the street

    Communiversity Artsfest offers many hands-on activities for attendees. Here, festivalgoers create chalk drawings in Palmer Square.

  • Wood crafts at a table while people walk

    Crowds and crafts vendors line the streets of Princeton during Communiversity Artsfest.

  • Young woman and a young man sing into microphones while a rock band play behind them

    Members of the Princeton University Rock Ensemble perform on the Stanhope Stage on the front lawn of Nassau Hall.

  • 4 women behind a table promoting the activities of the department of psychology

    On the front lawn of Nassau Hall, University offices and departments offer up information and activities. Here, the Department of Psychology supplies illustrations of the brain for coloring and provides information on a scientific journal for children.

  • A man demonstrates martial arts while a woman drums

    Takeshi Kitagawa demonstrates his martial arts prowess to the drum accompaniment of Maiko Uchida.