“making home here” Community Block Party


Thursday, September 2, 2021
Free admission
The Museum’s Monterey Annex at 1414 Monterey Street

Event Summary

We invite you join us on Thursday, September 2 for the Mattress Factory’s first in-person exhibition opening of the year, the making home here Community Block Party! The Block Party is a free and primarily outdoors event.

The Block Party includes free admission to the brand-new exhibitionmaking home here, located in the Museum’s Monterey Annex at 1414 Monterey Street. The exhibition features five emerging and mid-career Pittsburgh-based artists. Please join us to celebrate the exhibition, as well as to enjoy free family artmaking activities, a live DJ set from HUNY and gathering with the Northside community.  Food from vegan Trinidadian food stand ShadoBeni will also be available for purchase.

Centered on themes of community conversation and equity in the artsmaking home here will feature the work of local artists Gavin Andrew BenjaminNaomi ChambersJustin Emmanuel DumasNjaimeh Njie and Harrison Kinnane Smith. The exhibition, which will run from September 3, 2021 through late spring 2022, is curated by Sean Beauford, local arts advocate and curator, and Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, Director and Curator at University Art Gallery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Where: 1400 Block of Monterey Street

Date: Thursday, September 2  

Time: 6-8 PM  

Price: FREE – no pre-registration required