Mattress Factory Museum
Sunday, June 19
1 – 5 p.m.
The weekend of the summer solstice is the perfect time for families to get enlightened at one of Pittsburgh’s leading cultural hotspots.
Thankfully for children, teens and families around the city, summer’s best party comes with a second act. Just 36 hours after throwing its signature benefit bash—the Urban Garden Party (read about that in NEXT)—the Mattress Factory will swing open its doors to host a free community-based celebration of the museum’s Northside neighborhood.
Featuring five hours packed with all-ages programming, this year’s signature Community Garden Party features an imaginative blend of art, music, food, recreation and more.
Get those hips moving during hula-hooping workshops led by Pittsburgh Flow Collective, see stories come to life with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and explore room-sized multi-sensory installation art in world-renowned exhibitions.
Next, transform your mug with vibrant face painting created by Rikki, roll up your sleeves and learn to screen print tattoos and bags with Artists Image Resource, and strike a pose to create a keepsake photo with fishstep studios.
The Community Garden Party is free and open to all ages. No reservations are required. For parking information and directions, go here.
Looking for more events? Read our NEXTravaganza! 20 can’t-miss Pittsburgh events & concerts in June and our Top 10 things for families to do in June in Pittsburgh features.