On the first and third Saturday of every month, the Mattress Factory hosts an event in their lobby called ArtLab. Visitors are encouraged to participate in art-making activities that mimic the creative process of the artists the museum is currently exhibiting. Projects are provided to generate ideas and all materials are provided. Today they’re holding a special holiday craft edition from 1-4PM that involves stamping wrapping paper and creating winter-themed cards/gift tags. The activity is free and included with museum admission. Channel your inner crafter and make some one-of-a-kind wares that will spruce up your holiday gifts!
Starting at 10AM, they’re also hosting CraftFactory, which is included with their special reduced admission price of $5. This display features over 12 vendors with items made exclusively by the MF staff, volunteers and educators. Wares include original drawings, watercolors, prints, small sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, terrariums, stationary, fiber art and unclassifiable goodies.
The Mattress Factory encourages all attendees to buy handmade and check out two great shows currently running – “Feminist and …” and “Gestures: Intimate Friction.” For only $5, this family-friendly activity is a great way to get some of your holiday shopping out of the way while having a good time!