ZODIAC: Garden Party 2022


Friday, August 12, 2022
pricing varies

Event Summary

After two years, the Mattress Factory is celebrating the return of the Garden Party, the Museum’s signature fundraiser and one of the hottest parties in Pittsburgh, bringing together a colorful 21+ crowd that sets this fundraiser apart from any other. The stars have aligned for ZODIAC: Garden Party on Friday, August 12! 

What’s your sign?

It’s a full moon rising, and we are celebrating with an evening of revelries, featuring food and drink from some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants and bars. Experience an esoteric world full of contradictions, divinations and mystical visions courtesy of Event Architect Thommy Conroy.

At the Main Stage, groove to the sounds of Clara Kent, watch the moon rise with Good Sport, and release your inner beast with Pittsburgh late-night favorite Jellyfish. Get a glimpse of your destiny and consult the tarot and other divinations at stations throughout the party.

Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP and Friend of the Mattress Factory ticket holders, and 7 PM for General Admission

Join us as a VIP guest!

As a VIP guest, you receive early admission to the most cosmic party of the year! Guests receive complimentary valet service until 7:30 PM, and access to the private VIP Lounge all night long. Enter the temple to celebrate your sun, moon and rising signs while enjoying a full bar provided by PA Libations, divine spread from All In Good Taste Productions, and connect to the cosmos through esoteric mediums from Ceremonial PGH and exclusive performances to re-charge your crystals from Bjordan and Steel City Kitty. Enjoy a more intimate Garden Party experience in the VIP Lounge from 7 PM – 11PM

Join us as a Friend of the Mattress Factory! 

As a Friend of the Mattress Factory, you receive a VIP ticket with all the VIP perks to the most cosmic party of the year. When you join as a Friend of the Mattress Factory, you are also making a $125 contribution to the Museum, championing artists from around the world and around the corner as they work in residence and make remarkable works of art for our community. Your support also directly links you to the powerful impact the Museum has within the fabric of Pittsburgh. Thank you for being a Friend of the Mattress Factory!

Click here to purchase your VIP or Friend of the Mattress Factory ticket!


Join us as a General Admission guest!

General Admission guests will enjoy a night of art installations, musical performances, and dancing at the most cosmic event of the year. Indulge in food and drink from some of the hottest restaurants and bars in town – included with your ticket!

Click here to purchase your General Admission ticket!


*Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 48 hours will be required to gain entry. Guests must be 21+.*


More info:

Doors open at 5:30 PM for VIP and Friend of the Mattress Factory ticket holders, and 7 PM for General Admission. The party will run until 11 PM, and the VIP Lounge will be available from 7 PM – 11 PM.

Park at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (10 Children’s Way) and hop on the complimentary shuttle to the party. Parking is limited, so we encourage ride-sharing and carpools!

A drop-off and pick-up Lyft, Uber and Z Trip stand will be located at the intersection of Monterey Street and Sampsonia Way.


The Main Building galleries will be open for limited capacity visitation throughout all Garden Party events.

Let your inner astrological sign shine through in your outfit! Come dressed to impress as your sign(s), or, if you prefer the Fates lend you a thread to inspire your inner beast, draw from the Major Arcana for your inspiration.

Complimentary valet service is provided for Host Committee, VIP and Friend of the Mattress Factory ticketholders. General Admission may use valet service for $10 (cash only).

2022 Garden Party made possible by our Sponsors


  • Pennsylvania Libations
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan


  • Thommy Conroy
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • JusticeWorks YouthCare
  • All in Good Taste Productions
  • Dr. Lisa M. Cibik & Bernie Kobosky
  • Penn Brewery
  • Anonymous
  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Boyd & Blair Craft Cocktails
  • Associates in Ophthalmology – AIO


  • PNC Bank
  • Schell Games
  • Allegheny General Hospital Medical Staff


  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • First National Bank
  • Condado Tacos
  • Scott & Sue Lammie
  • PJ Dick – Trumbull – Lindy Group
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC


  • Ceremonial


  • Mary Navarro
  • Babb Inc
  • KerfCase
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh


  • Maher Duessel

Special Thanks to…

Bonafide Beer
Sweet Rust
Mazza Bare-Bones
Boyd and Blair
Natrona Bottling Company
H Marketing Services
Mindful Brewing Co
All Occasions
CommonWealth Press