SANCTUARY: A Community Block Party Celebrating SHRINE


Friday, June 17, 2022
Free admission
1400 Block of Monterey Street, between Jacksonia Street and Sampsonia Way

Event Summary

Join us Friday, June 17 from 6-8 PM for SANCTUARY, a free one-day public outdoor event that celebrates SHRINE, an exhibition of new installation works opening the same day at the Mattress Factory Monterey Annex. Featuring more than ten local entrepreneurs and small businesses, SANCTUARY will be located at the 1400 Block of Monterey Street, between Jacksonia Street and Sampsonia Way.

SANCTUARY includes free family artmaking activities in the City of Asylum garden, a Mommas’ Market featuring local artists and vendors, a live DJ set from Pittsburgh-based Yadirtydaughter, free admission to the brand-new exhibition SHRINE in the Monterey Annex, and an opportunity to fellowship with Northside neighbors. Food from vegan Trinidadian food stand ShadoBeni will also be available for purchase. Local artists and vendors featured in SANCTUARY include Schereéya, Marietta Altenor, Dail Chambers, Nikki Delice, Chere Gordon, Desa Kishar, and Tiara LaShawna.

*We are requiring all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while inside the Monterey Annex.*

SANCTUARY is presented in partnership between Mattress Factory and Sibyls Shrine, an arts collective and residency program rooted in the radical care, rest and support for Black women, womxn, trans women, and femmes who are m/others and identify as artists, creatives, and/or activists.

Also as part of the SHRINE event series, learn more about ALTAR, a free experimental satellite gallery (located across 27,000 digital display boards throughout the city of Pittsburgh) that is embedded directly within community, from June 1st, 2022 through June 30th, 2022.