2019 Urban Garden Party: SOLSTICE



Chaired by the Factory Fellows: A select group of the mueum's young professional leaders and supporters.

Ceremonial VIP Party
Friday, June 21, 2019
6:00-7:30 pm

Private VIP Lounge: 7:30-11:00 pm
$360 // $310 MF Members
Free Valet Parking provided by CGI

Party like the sun will never set! Kick off the Solstice celebrations with a full bar [open to VIPs all night long] provided by PA Libations and Big Springs Spirits and delectable morsels from All in Good Taste Productions. Get down to the sounds of DJ Dave Zak and enjoy an exclusive live performance by Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show.



Urban Garden Party: Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019

7:30-11:00 pm

$95 // $75 MF Members

It's the longest day of the year, and we're celebrating the sun with an evening of ritualistic partying, featuring food and drink from dozens of the city’s best restaurants and bars. Enter a mystical world courtesy of Event Architect Thommy Conroy, and commune with other-worldly beings on the dance floor, as Beauty Slap brings the funk with their signature brass-infused sound. DJ Samuel Andres will keep the party going as we dance the night away with fairies, druids and centaurs! And if you dare to leave the revelry of the main floor behind, don’t forget our lower level, where Bad Custer will rock out in our magical underground.


Community Garden Party
Sunday, June 23, 2019

1:00-5:00 pm
Free + Open to All Ages
Come celebrate the Solstice at our family-friendly Community Garden Party. Soak in the sun and take part in summer activities for all ages, including bubbles and cyanotypes by the Mattress Factory Education department, flower crowns by Workshop PGH and more! Face Painting by Rikki will be on hand to get you party-ready, DJ Dave Zak will have you out on the dance floor and Roadrunner Hot Dawgs & Catering will have delicious bites available for purchase. This is one sun-sational event you won’t want to miss! Special thanks to our education and community programs supporter, EQT Foundation.



Each and every year we rely on dedicated volunteers during the museum's biggest event. The success of our fundraiser would not be possible without your help, and volunteering is a great way to give back to the museum.


Volunteer shifts are between 2-3 hours, which may include checking in vendors, managing the flow-of-traffic, clean-up, and assisting with the art auction. One of the perks of volunteering is that you can enjoy the party after your shift is complete!


Volunteers must be 21+


Sign up today! 


Any questions, please email volunteer@mattress.org.