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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2021 After School @ the Factory Fall Session: creating home

What makes a place a home? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join the Mattress Factory on Wednesday afternoons to create spaces that are welcoming, inspiring, and connect us together through art, conversation and collaboration. Inspired by Mattress Factory’s upcoming exhibition making home here, the students will work together to explore new places, materials and ideas!

Adults

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.

Adults

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. 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!

Community

Exhibition & Museum Happenings

Here is where you can expect to find various events related to our featured exhibitions and the Museum in general!

Adults

Factory 500

Exclusive events for Factory 500 members. Visit artist studios, tour private collections, get behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and network over food and drink with other art lovers and experts in the Pittsburgh region!

Adults

Matter of Fact(ory)

Join us for our Matter of Fact(ory) program where members meet with various Departments to enjoy a virtual behind-the-scenes look at what staff is working on at the Museum!

Kids

Summer @ the Factory

Join us for Summer @ the Factory! Mattress Factory is hosting virtual and in-person classes for ages 7-14 through July and August. These classes are designed to be hands-on experiences that allows our young artists to explore new materials and art making processes inspired by the amazing work in our galleries!

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]. See registration page for more info. Deadline to apply is September 19!

Teens

Teen Summer Workshop Series

6 free workshops, from 6 different artists, focusing on 6 different creative processes! Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to pick and choose the workshops (one or more or all!) that sound most intriguing to them. Each workshop is led by a different artist excited to share their creative vision with adventurous teens this summer!