Community Programming

Mattress Factory Programs engage individuals of all ages with art and the creative process.

We strive to facilitate unique and empowering experiences for program participants that mirror the support and freedom we offer our artists in residency.

Ongoing Programs
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Art And...

Art And… takes guests beyond the artwork, through unique partnerships that create one-of-a-kind experiences and new ways to see and enjoy installation art.

Kids

Install: Afternoons @ the Factory

Spend your Wednesday afternoons hanging out at the Mattress Factory! Participating students work directly with artists to explore themes such as collaboration, tolerance, and spatial experience, all within the context of contemporary art practice. 

Kids

Summer @ the Factory

Summer @ the Factory is an interactive summer camp for students ages 4-13. Students learn inside a unique museum environment, work directly with practicing artists and showcase their own work in a final celebration for friends and family.

Teens

Teen Art Cooperative

TEEN ART COOPERATIVE is a year-long program for teens focused on collaboration, creative practice and exploration. This program is for self-motivated students who are interested in learning about how a museum operates as well as how to sustain a life of creative practice [translation: be an ARTIST].

Adults

Virtual Coffee Dates

The Mattress Factory provides the opportunity for members of all levels the chance to meet with installing MF artists in an intimate setting. Over coffee, hear from artists about their practice, perhaps see their work-in-progress and ask them any questions you have. Join us for a genuine face-to-face experience with our artists! While COVID-19 gathering restrictions are in place, Coffee Dates are held virtually.

Adults

Virtual Factory 500 Happy Hours

Bring a drink (or two!), a snack and get comfy as we hear from MF artists in residence. As a special treat, we also get to see works in the private collections of Factory 500 and Patron members. While COVID-19 gathering restrictions are in place, all conversations are held virtually.