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
OSU Volunteer Group
The Steel Yard welcomes Ohio State University students to Providence! These amazing students will spend the week working hard in our shop and on our site making the Yard a better place. The Steel Yard couldn’t run as well as it does without the continual help of our dedicated volunt
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
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
Nick Bauta is an artist and designer who crafts leather jewelry and clothes, urban furniture, and metal sculpture. He feels that in order for artists to prosper they cannot work in isolation- they need to connect with resources such as space, materials, and supplies. Most importantly, they need to connect with each other. These sentiments, combined with Nick’s interest in Jane Jacob’s idea of the commons and his personal experiences as an artist led him to co-found the Steel Yard with Clay Rockefeller in 2001. Nick has continued to create and nurture creative communities by founding Providence-based arts incubators and venues such as Firehouse 13, a gallery/live/work space, and Art Recreation Center. His latest venture is Fete, a restaurant/venue slated to open in late 2011.