Event Spotlight: Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Event Spotlight: Mattress Factory's Urban Garden Party

Break out your platform sandals and bell-bottom jeans, and get ready to boogie at the hottest party in Pittsburgh! On Friday, June 16, the Mattress Factory’s 20th annual Urban Garden Party is repping a 1977 theme in celebration of the year the museum was founded.

The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab that features site-specific installations created by artists from around the world. Since its founding, the museum has been a catalyst for community revitalization in Pittsburgh’s North Side, and now they’re celebrating forty years of revolutionary art that consistently pushes the boundaries of both artist and viewer.

The 2017 Urban Garden Party will feature highlights from the year 1977, like the first apple computer, Star Wars, Studio 54, and Saturday Night Fever. Not only is it guaranteed to be a multi-sensory experience, the Urban Garden Party will once again transcend the boundaries of age and economics to bring together a colorful crowd and set the fundraiser apart from any other.

Check out everything this groovy event has to offer:

Place a Bid for Artistry

Can’t wait for the party? Preview one-of-a-kind works created by amazing artists with the Urban Garden Party Art Auction. Bidding for the 23 pieces is live now, and will continue throughout the event as a silent auction, so get a head start and check it out! All proceeds will benefit the Mattress Factory’s artistic programs, exhibitions, and education outreach.

Enjoy Some Tasty Treats

Get ready to dig in! Indulge in awesome food and drinks from 40 of the city’s best eateries and bars, like Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, Coca Café, and Penn Brewery. Once you’ve had your fill, dance the night away with performances and offerings by some real cool cats, like Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show, LUXE Creative Resident DJ Samuel Andres, and headliner Beauty Slap.

Keep the Party Going

Keep the excitement going at the official “MF40” after-party at Rivers Casino, exclusively for guests over 21. Grab a voucher for $10 of Free Slot Play or Match Play, and enjoy live entertainment until 12:30am, signature cocktails, and, best of all, a bit of gambling.

The VIP pre-party starts at 6:00pm, and general admission starts at 7:30pm. So don’t miss out, get your Urban Garden Party tickets now!

“The Urban Garden Party is the museum’s signature fundraiser that brings together CFOs, artists, entrepreneurs, hipsters, musicians, and more! 1,400 people imbibe food and cocktails provided by Pittsburgh’s hottest bars and restaurants, and dance the night away to live music. Come celebrate 1977, the year it all started.” – Caitlin Harpster, Mattress Factory Director of Development

Update: Check out some awesome photos from this year’s party!

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