The Mattress Factory is committed to its community and encouraging all kinds of artistic activity. Through Community Outreach we give students an introduction to the Mattress Factory, our artists and ideas. The museum has several hands-on activities that we can bring to your school, community, organization or event. We love sharing what we do!


August Drop-In Outreach Programs


CLP Woods Run
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 4 - 5pm, the Mattress Factory hosts a drop-in program at CLP Woods Run to offer students unique installation art activities!


CLP Allegheny
 Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 - 5pm, the Mattress Factory will be at CLP Allegheny working with their Kid’s Club to engage students in installation art projects!


CLP Hazelwood
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 4 - 5pm, check out CLP Hazelwood to see what interesting installation art project we have in store for Teen Time!




August 7 // 5:30 - 7:30pm
National Night Out @ CLP Woods Run
The Mattress Factory will be hosting a table at this year’s National Night Out at the CLP Woods Run branch! We invite artists of all ages to join us to make a collaborative installation using yarn and fabric materials!


August 11 // 9am -1pm
Kindergarten Here I Come @ The Children’s Museum
Have a young learner about to enter Kindergarten? Join us at the Children’s Museum for their annual kindergarten readiness celebration where we’ll be using light and color to create one of a kind viewfinders!


August 14 // 10 -11:30am 
Kids Play @ Market Square
Families with children ages 3-6 are welcome to join us in Market Square to create a woven space inspired by several past Mattress Factory artists such as Chiharu Shiota and Anne Lindberg.


August 22 // 5:30 - 7:30pm
Back to School Night @ Allegheny Traditional Academy
Does your child go to ATA? Come find out about the different programs we have set up that your child can be a part of at the Back to School Night celebration!


August 22 // 6 - 8pm
Back to School Night @ Pittsburgh Classical Academy
Throughout the year, the Mattress Factory offers Art Club for Pittsburgh Classical after school students. Come find out more details and make an amazing project at this Back to School Night!


August 25 // 10am - 1pm
Kids Play @ Market Square
See if you can complete our Newspaper Challenge in Market Square where we’ll see how to engineer a large structure out of newspaper and tape only!


E-mail education@mattress.org or call 412.231.3169 to tell us more about what you are planning and how we can help.

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