May 3, 2023

Arts Council Extends Thanks for Successful Princeton Porchfest 2023

To the Editor:

This past Saturday, the Arts Council asked the community to put on their rain boots and get ready to dance in the rain. The liquid sunshine could not keep this community from celebrating! Princeton Porchfest 2023 proved to be wet, but spirits were not dampened. You all rocked it!

We want to thank each of our porch hosts for welcoming our community to your homes and each performer for your willingness to go with the flow. Most importantly, we want to thank every Porchfest-goer who turned up in the rain to exemplify exactly what makes Princeton so special. At the end of the day, hundreds and hundreds of you turned out to support and enjoy the show.

Bringing live music to the streets of Princeton was made possible with the unending support of Princeton University, the municipality, Mayor Freda, Princeton Council, Princeton Police, porch hosts, musicians, our generous sponsors, and you. When we set out to fulfill this goal, we repeated the phrase “for locals, by locals”; Porchfest needed to epitomize the Arts Council’s mission of building community through the arts, bringing friends, families, and neighbors into the streets to connect and enjoy. Thanks to your support, it did just that.

2023 saw 18 porches + 90 performers + hundreds of neighbors and friends. Thank you!

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Adam Welch
Executive Director

Melissa Kuscin
Marketing and Program Manager

Arts Council of Princeton
Witherspoon Street