Currently Closed
Marvin Touré
the blood is the water.
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Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
Deep, Deep Woods
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Isla Hansen
How to Get to Make Believe
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Andrea Peña
States of Transmutation
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Asim Waqif
Assume the Risk
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After School

Teen Art Cooperative
Our Mission

The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Friday, June 7th 2024


When you believe in Mattress Factory,
you make art happen.

Garden Party is the museum's themed 21+ annual fundraiser benefiting the artistic, education, and community outreach programs at Mattress Factory. When you support Garden Party, you are believing in the artists - championing creatives from Pittsburgh and around the world as they work in-residence on our Northside campus to create remarkable art for our community.

This year's theme is MAKE/BELIEVE.

We are calling on all makers and believers. Ditch the mask you wear every day and step into a spotlight on the characters, caricatures, and creatures that make us believe in make believe. Show us what you see when you escape from reality at this very real night of theatrics. Make it curious and campy. Hilarious and hammy. Make it unbelievable.

Join us for a wonderful night of music, performances, art, delicious food & drink, a costume contest, and a silent art auction.



Get ready to dance! Garden Party MAKE/BELIEVE boasts 3 stages with music all night long from: Sleeping Witch & Saturn, Jellyfish, Sweat, DJ Ron Mist, DJ Dave Clevr, Lys Scott, Glo-Tree, and Sneeze Awfull.


Art Auction

From the hands of Pittsburgh artists and inspired by the world of make believe, bid early and often on the MAKE/BELIEVE silent art auction, live now! The auction closes at 11 PM on June 7.



VIP guests are granted early admission starting at 5:30 PM as well as complimentary valet service. They also enjoy access to a private VIP Lounge and cocktail bar, a divine spread from Kate Romane Productions – Black Radish Kitchen, and exclusive musical performances.


General Admission

General Admission opens at 7 PM. Guests enjoy the delightful bites from 15 of Pittsburgh's best restaurants, an open bar with drinks provided by PA Libations, and three stages of musical performances.

Check-in is located at 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP ticket holders, and 7 PM for General Admission ticket holders.

who IT’s For

Adults 21+

Date & Times

June 7th, 2024
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Check-in is located at 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP ticket holders, and 7 PM for General Admission ticket holders.


500 Sampsonia


GA $125 | VIP $375

Event Details

Made Possible Thanks To

Other contributions

special thanks to


Susan Abramson
Dede & Ken Acer
Sam & Debbie Berkovitz
James H Bregenser
Elizabeth Chodos & Brian McNearney
Phillip Crook
Giles Davidson & Dan Waldmann
Lauren DeDomenic
Dovetail Improvements, LLC
Sherry DuCarme
Stephanie Flom
Efrem M. Grail
Carleigh & Kevin Graves
Nicole Graycar
Hayley Haldeman
Rachael Heisler
Michael Kostiew & Stephan Bontrager
Larry Leahy
Danae Brentzel-Martina & Shawn Martina
Rachel Mauer
Ellen Mazo
Evan Mirapaul & Sybil Streeter
David Oresick
Mary Peltz
Terry Perles
Rachel Schmidhofer & Nathaniel Minto
Laura Heberton-Shlomchik & Mark Shlomchik
Duane & Christine Seppi
Roseanne Silva & Michael Tonkin
Colleen & Henry Simonds
Lea Simonds
Celia A. Soehner & Joseph C. Greco
Bob Strauss & Andrea Russo
Alan & Martina Wells
Brian Wongchaowart

Special Thanks

Andrew W. Allison
Sandra Bacchi
Cody Baker
Christine C.M.C Bethea
Dina Brenci
Katie Bullock
John Burt Sanders
Ray Carter
Sarah Dadario
Sydney Dame
Jonathan Darren
Kelly Dzanaj
Joey Edgar
Timothy Edgar
Vania Evangelique
Fedd the God
Alex Goodstein
Tyler Ray Kendrick
Sarah Kim
Crystal Latimer
Valerie Lueth
Deanna Mance
Ava Notkin
Abigail O'Connell
Weird Paul Petroskey
Ashley Raine
Kimmi Rhoades
Aarom Russell
Georgia Saxelby
Jess Schwarz
A. Holly Sphar
Nelli Tokleh
Miss V Van-Cartier
Kara Zuzu
Mattress Factory Staff


Give artists the time, space and resources to create remarkable works of art that help us see our world in new ways.

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