Free Public Tour
COME VISIT THE YARD... Free public tours meet the first Wednesday of every month at noon in our office at 27 Sims Ave. We are located on the first floor of the brick building halfway down the street on the left. This is a great way to find out more about our history, progra
For the working metal artist or experienced maker, we provide access to our metal shop beyond our classes. One of the most popular ways to get back into our studio is through Open Studios, offered each and every Sunday (check our homepage for cancellations). Open Studios are
Youth Open Studios
For the younger metal enthusiasts we have Youth Open Studio sessions. During our regular course season, our studios are open and free of charge to any high school student who has completed one or more of our youth programs in metalworking. During these monitored studio sessions, students can work
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
JWU Volunteer Group
Johnson & Wales University amazing students will spend a couple of hours working hard in our shop and on our site to keep the Yard looking great.
the Steel Yard is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator
The Steel Yard and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a 450 hour AmeriCorps member to serve as a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR The Steel Yard has nurtured, grown and depended on the contribution of volunteers for many years. Volunteer involvement in landscaping, building
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!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Yardies! Wishing you all a very happy and creative 2014, The Steel Yard Crew
Newly Installed Banners on Olneyville Square!
Congratulations to Joel Taplin and Nick Vacca for fabricating these beautiful and sturdy decorative banners for Olneyville Square! Special thanks to concept designer Pippi Zornova and William Reeves, the City of Providence, OlneyvIlle Housing Corporation and Eagle Tree and Varmint.
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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