First and third Saturday of the month

1 - 4 pm

FREE with museum admission


ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists and ideas. Upcoming programs include:


January 19

Mattress Factory Muzine, Volume 2: Create and contribute your own zine pages that will be assembled and printed as the second iteration of our guest-created publication. 


February 2

Join us as current Artists in Residence artist Laleh Mehran leads an activity inspired by her installation, Interstitium.


February 16

Collaborate with current Artist in Residence Karina Smigla-Bobinski on a project inspired by her large-scale drawing machine, ADA.


March 2

Ella Hepner, a Pittsburgh-based painter and educator, joins ARTLab for a day of art-making.


March 16

Pittsburgh-based multimedia artist Jenna Houstonstops by for an afternoon of collaboration and exploration of new materials, including collage and cyanotypes. 


April 6

A Third Home: Inspired by MF Artist Dennis Maher, we will build, furnish, and decorate our own topsy-turvy little house. 


April 20

ARTLab welcomes Kim Fox, a Pittsburgh-based artist who often works with textiles and found metals, for a collaborative afternoon at the museum. 


Visit the MF Calendar to see the most up-to-date information regarding ARTLab programs, and follow the Mattress Factory Education Instagram to see what our amazing participants are creating!