Fundraising Event

2010 Urban Garden Party: Summer in the City

2010 Urban Garden Party
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Join us for the Mattress Factory's biggest fundraiser of the year, the Urban Garden Party: Summer in the City  – Friday, June 18th, 2010!  Each year, the Urban Garden Party becomes the talk of the town as more than 1,000 attendees turn out to help support the museum's mission in a festive, celebratory atmosphere.

The dog days of summer. It's hot. It's humid. The fire hydrant on the corner is open and kids dart through its cooling mist. The sound of double-dutch and rolling skateboards echo from the alleys. Experience all of this at Summer in the City: The 2010 Urban Garden Party. All proceeds from the event benefit the Mattress Factory's programs and operations, and help the museum continue to provide working artists with unparalleled support.

VIP Pre-Party
6-7:30pm
$200 ($175 MF Members) per person
Free Valet Parking

Rub shoulders with other VIPs in an immersive and exclusive environment produced by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions. Sip on signaure cocktails provided by Bossa Nova, enjoy extra-special performances and bid on one-of-a-kind artworks in the silent auction.

Evening Garden Party
7-11pm
$90 ($80 MF Members) per person

It's only getting hotter as the evening progresses. Experience bigger-than-life art by Sean Derry and Tim Kaulen, fresh sounds spun by DJ Omar Abdul, skateboarders from Mr. Smalls Fun House, and a headlining musical performance by London-based Elclectic Method. All that plus delectable offerings from more than 30 of Pittsburgh's best restaurants.
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