Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party: Wild West Giveaway
On Friday, June 20th the Mattress Factory will be throwing their hottest fundraising party of the year! The 17th annual Urban Garden Party, chaired by Dan Drawbaugh and Sarah Thomas, will raise money to support “art you can get into” in the fashion of the Wild West.
Throw on your best bib and tucker, and bend an elbow with 1,400 of Pittsburgh’s finest. Food and drinks from over 40 of Pittsburgh’s tastiest restaurants and caterers will be there, including, Bar Marco, Tender, Wigle Whisky, and more. Live entertainment will be provided by DJ Zimmie, Shelf Life String Band, Stampede, Kierra Darshell’s Divas of Drag, and the Mad House Dancers for your listening and viewing pleasure.
The museum’s exhibits will be open to attendees with the exception of the second floor, and there will also be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind horseshoe artwork. If you’re looking for a new Facebook profile picture, a Wild West photo booth from Selfie Studios will be there, too. Oh, and the rumors you heard about a mechanical bull are true thanks to The Bull Guys. Yee-haw!
Need a ride? The Mattress Factory partnered with Uber to provide simple transportation for guests. New users attending can enter promo code WILDWEST for $20 off their first ride. If you’re coming from outside the city limits, complimentary valet service is at 500 Sampsonia Way. It’s free for VIP ticket holders until 7:00PM. General admission ticket holders can use the valet service for $10, but it’s cash only. Then, a free shuttle will take you to the party from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
All proceeds from the Urban Garden Party support the Mattress Factory’s artist residency program, exhibitions, public programs and educational outreach. The VIP Pre-Party starts at 6pm, but VIP Tickets are already sold out, so pony up and get your general admission tickets here to party from 7pm-11pm, or enter our giveaway below.
P.S. The Wild West After Party will be happening at Penn Brewery. Their kitchen will be open late for you cow boys and girls. If you continue to wear your wristbands to the after party you will receive $3 drink specials too!