Open Today until 6pm
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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Shohei Katayama
As Below, So Above
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After School

Teen Summer Workshop Series
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


Calling 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, delicious food & drink, a costume contest, and an art auction!

VIP guests are granted early admission starting at 5:30 PM as well as complimentary valet service. They will 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 opens at 7 PM. Guests will experience the delightful bites of over 20 of Pittsburgh's best restaurants, an open bar with drinks provided by PA Libations, and musical performances all night long!

Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP ticket holders, and 7 PM for General Admission.

who IT’s For

Adults 21+

Date & Times

June 7th, 2024
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP ticket holders, and 7 PM for General Admission.


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
Dovetail Improvements, LLC
Sherry DuCarme
Stephanie Flom
Efram M. Grail
Carleigh & Kevin Graves
Nicole Graycar
Hayley Haldeman
Rachael Heisler
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


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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