Free Public Tour
COME VISIT THE YARD... Free public tours meet every Wednesday 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, programs and facilities.&n
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.
Easter - Steel Yard Closed
The Steel Yard will be closed today, and there will be no Open Studios.
Site Rental: SEEED Conference
The Steel Yard will be rented out for Social Enterprise Greenhouses' SEED Conference. A collaboration between Brown University and Social Enterprise Greenhouse, SEEED is the first national conference to focus on what is needed to build an effective social enterprise ecosystem that can drive e
Mark your calendar, this event 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 May 17th for our second annual Fire Camp. The event
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.
Howie Sneider named as Acting Director of the Steel Yard
Howie Sneider, a longtime Steel Yard employee, has been named acting director of the Steel Yard effective November 18. After the resignation of Helen Lang, Howie will lead the Steel Yard until a permanent executive director is found. Howie first came to the Yard in 2004 as an artist renting
The Steel Yard Wins Prestigious Award for Urban Excellence
The Steel Yard, Rhode Island’s industrial arts nonprofit, has been honored with a 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), a prestigious national award honoring innovative urban placemaking. The Steel Yard is one of four Silver Medalists and has been recognized for its game c
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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