News & Announcements
Scholarships Applications for 2016
The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.
Sooner than you know... CRUISE NIGHT!
We should be resting from just hosting Fire Camp... but, we're already getting excited about this years Cruise Night! On Friday July 10th, we'll be celebrating our tenth year of cool rides and hope that you'll join us. Check out our calendar page for more info, or join the event over at facebook for
Fire Camp is this Weekend!
The weather is looking great for Sundays event: FIRE CAMP! In addition to the main event, we'll be hosting demonstrations in welding, ceramics, jewelry, and blacksmithing. There will also be and industrial yard sale and food/drinks available! See you Sunday from 1-6pm. Visit our calendar
Fire Camp is only 2 Weeks Away!
Mark your calendar: June 14th, 1-6pm at the Steel Yard! Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 14th for our Third Annual Fire Camp. This event will feature hands-on mold making, attendees will have a chance to purchase a sand mold, which can then be scra
Make A Request
Our priority commitment is to public access. For this reason, the Steel Yard’s focus is mostly on Public Requests. We design projects and build work for locations which are accessible to the public. As a result, the bulk of those we work with are municipalities, neighborhood and business associations and community non-profits. Our involvement might take the form of volunteer activity, providing access to our site, providing design build services, or most often, through a specific urban furniture project. PUBLIC REQUESTS are typically defined as those that benefit the general public in some way. Examples include: trash or recycling receptacles for a neighborhood street or park, a public sculpture or decorative fence for a community garden!
Since we are always interested in seeing creative solutions to design problems, and believe in keeping local artists employed, we maintain an active jobs board that links private clients with independent contractors. Private requests are typically commissioned projects that are intended for a private business or home and for which access will be limited. For all requests that do NOT benefit the general public, please consider filling out our PRIVATE REQUEST form.
IMPORTANT: The Steel Yard reviews these requests on a rolling basis. After you submit, someone from our staff will contact you shortly thereafter.
If you have any questions please contact us at or call the office at 401-273-7101