ARTLab is a hands-on, drop-in, interactive program designed for Mattress Factory visitors of all ages. During ARTLab, participants are invited to explore, play, and experiment with projects inspired by current exhibitions, artists, and ideas. ARTLab is held at the Mattress Factory on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Upcoming Summer ARTLab programs include:
- June 1 – Messages to the Future
Inspired by MF Artist Winifred Lutz, come fill the garden with a note or thought of what’s to come.
- June 15 – Zines
Contribute to the third volume of the Muzine, a visitor-created analogue publication.
- July 6 – Mask-Making
Either creepy or glamorous, turn a simple line drawing into a wearable work of art.
- July 20 – Filmmaking
Spend an afternoon learning about experimental filmmaking techniques.
- August 3 – Natural Dying
From rusty nails to avocado skins, see how a few odds and ends become vibrant colors for fabric.
- August 17 – Fabric Scraps
Give new life to old snippets by turning them into magnets, journals, baskets, and more.