Second Saturday Volunteer Day
Second Saturday Volunteer Days at the Steel Yard are a great way to help out in a group setting. On the second Saturday of each month, from 11am – 3pm, we will work together to keep the Yard looking great. It’s a wonderful way to meet new people, give back to the Yard, and be creative. T
Mark your calendar, FIRE CAMP will be happening before you know it! And, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to recieve updates about this and future events. Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 13th for our third annual Fire Camp. This event
10th Annual Cruise Night
Suggested donationThe Steel Yard is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Cruise Night will be held on Friday, July 10th from 5:00 – 8:00pm. This unique event is more than a simple display of chrome and horsepower, but is also an important part of the Steel Yard’s
2015 Halloween Iron Pour
Help Fuel the Fires this Winter
There is nowhere else around to access the equipment, knowledge or skills that are available at the Steel Yard. You can help someone have a Steel Yard experience… • $75 will fund a public demonstration • $180 will provide the gasses for welding class • $36
The Halloween Iron Pour is here!
On October 25th the Steel Yard brings you Mad Science, our 9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour. The Iron Pour has been called one of Providence’s most impressive Halloween parties and you won’t want to miss it. Prepare yourself for an industrial performance extravaganza.
Cruise Night 2012 Film by Rob Houllahan
Our friend, and unofficial documentarian of all things Yard related, Rob Houllahan shot some great footage at this years Cruise Night. If you weren't able to attend the event, or you just want to relive all the awesomeness, watch the video below to see all classic and custom cars that converged on o
Sneider Named as Executive Director
The Steel Yard Board of Directors has appointed Howie Sneider to the position of Executive Director, effective March 21, 2014. Sneider, who has served as acting director since December, came to the Steel Yard in 2004 as an artist renting studio space and as the teacher of the Yard's firs
SPRING COURSES POSTERS
Look at our beautiful 2014 Spring courses poster designed by Beth Brandon, isn't great!
The Steel Yard collaborates with local artists, vendors and industry to produce custom and site specific, Functional Public Sculptures.
the Steel Yard specializes in...
Bike Racks - Unique designs for any capacity of bikes. Providing durable and original solutions for secure bicycle parking while promoting alternative transportation in any location.
Trash Cans and Recycling Bins - Finely crafted pieces fabricated in limted edition series or one-of-a-kind by local artists. A great way to encourage clean streets and parks.
Tree Guards and Bollards- Custom made to be incorporated into any streetscape greening plan provides great protection for new or old trees. A chance to make a statement about your communities commitment to a green future.
Benches - Any shape or size, unique designs that are eyecatching collaborations with local designers. Benches offer a place to rest and exchange ideas, a perfect place for conceptually driven design.
Planters - Fabricated in our shop to protect and nuture plants in any setting. Custom made, big enough for trees or small enough for window boxes.
Fences - Custom designed and hand wrought steel fencing can be made to compliment any neighborhood. Each installation becomes a symbol of pride for the community.
Examples of this functional public art can be seen throughout Southern New England: in Olneyville Square, the Town of Bristol, the International Charter School, the Town of Warren, Riverside in Warwick, at Tufts University, Brown University, RISD and throughout Downcity Providence.
Check out some of our past projects!
Our teams of artists work closely with each community, municipality or non-profit client to develop, design and produce each unique project.
Read press about our installations!
Proceeds generated from our line of urban furniture help to keep our Course fees low and Youth Programs free.
Let us know about your project needs. Fill in our Public Request Form (doc). Call if you have any questions, or ask about coming to the Steel Yard for a tour.
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