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Public Projects

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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