Friday, June 24, 2011

2011 Garden Party Wrap-Up

2011 Urban Garden Party Photos

Phew. It's been a week since the 2011 Urban Garden Party. We're just now coming down from the adrenaline rush of planning, anticipation, excitement, and good times. We hope those of you who attended had as much fun as we did. Because we did.

I have just one important thing to say: Thank you.

Our new boyfriends and favorite iPad DJs, AndrewAndrew

Each year, we are floored (and humbled) by the amount of support and interest the Garden Party receives. From national sponsors to tweets, our supporters have come through again to make this Garden Party our most successful to date! The event sold out and we raised more than $215,000 to support future exhibitions, education and community programs, and museum operations.

Here are a few places we were spotted after the big bash:
WPXI-TV's coverage on Seen and Be Seen
Fantastic detail shots by the talented Rob de la Cretaz
Marylynn Uricchio's Seen article for the Post-Gazette
Jo Ellen Smith shares her mad camera skillz
Kate Guerriero's Fanfare article for the Tribune-Review
Photos by the always amazing John Altdorfer on our own Mattress Factory Flickr set
Andrea Laurion shares her view of the party through dizzy photos
From our secret live streaming photo set at the party where guests uploaded their photo and instantly saw themselves on the big screen

There was a lot of buzz before the event, too:
We mustn't forget the hilarious craigslist ticket scalping and the awesome Tom Hughes' witty response
Pop City had the Garden Party as their Pick of the Week
Steeltown Anthem's creative Mundania Horvath blogs two days before the event
Lindsay Patross of I Heart Pgh wrote a great lead-up blog post on the Garden Party and the Community Garden Party – which had a record attendance of 500 people!

Again, thanks to each and every one of you for helping last Friday's event be the most successful Garden Party we've ever had!

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