Arts + Wealth Building Cohort Report


Forged in Fire” Art Inc. April 21, 2023.

Brown Daily Herald
Li, Tom. “‘Feel welcome and Wooly’: After decade-long hiatus, Wooly Fair brings fun, art to Providence” Brown Daily Herald. October 1, 2023.

The 18th Annual Iron Pour & Sims Ave. Festival in Providence” Studio10. October 13, 2023.

Rhode Island Monthly
Barrett, Marissa. “Light Up Your Night at the Iron Pour and Sims Ave Festival” RIM. November 8, 2023

Rose, Michael. “Meet Emerging Artist Frankie K. Pittorf” GolocalProv. November 15, 2023.

Rose, Michael. “Studio Visit with Artist Laura White Carpenter” GoLocalProv. December 6, 2023.


Visit Rhode Island
Halloween Iron Pour

17th Annual Iron Pour & Sims Avenue Festival

Providence Daily Dose
Comery, Beth. “‘Fab Nights’ At The Steel Yard” Providence Daily Dose. August 30, 2022.

Go Providence
Rugg, Tara. “Halloween Iron Pour at The Steel Yard” Go Providence. October 5, 2022.

Providence Daily Dose
Comery, Beth. “Iron Pour Returns . . . With Inaugural Sims Ave Fest!” Providence Daily Dose. September 27, 2022.

Kids Out and About
“17th Annual Iron Pour and Sims Ave Festival–at The Steel Yard”

Boston Magazine
The Dye House. “Exploring Providence’s Most Exciting, Art-Filled Neighborhood”


GoLocal Providence
GoLocal Business Team. “DiSanto, Priest & Co. Promotes Previti to Partner” GoLocal Providence. January 8, 2020.


The Providence Journal
Bodo, Sandor. “Annual Iron Pour event at Providence’s Steel Yard raises funds, delights festival-goers.” The Providence Journal. November 3, 2019

GoLocal Providence
GoLocal Live. “Illuminated Walk Along the Woonasquatucket Saturday Night: WaterFire’s Evans on LIVE” July 27, 2019.

Providence Monthly
Isenberg, Robert. “Building Community” Providence Monthly. June 24, 2019

The Providence Journal
Sandor, Bodo. “Forging a future at the Steel Yard” Providence Journal. May 2, 2019

GoLocal Providence
GoLocalLive. “Steel Yard Breaks Ground on New Super Studio in Providence” GoLocalProvidence. May 2, 2019

Providence Business News
PBN Staff. “Steel Yard holds groundbreaking, on target to finish $2.7M project by Oct.” PBN, May 3, 2019


Providence Monthly
Amanda M. Grosvenor provides an exclusive and in-depth exploration of the Steel Yard’s planned $2.7 restoration and construction…. The Superstudio.
Grosvenor, Amanda M. “Metal Makeover” Providence Monthly. September 25, 2018. 

The Block Island TimesThe Island Free Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it was awarded a Rhode Island Foundation Community Grant of $7,500 which, combined with local funding, will enable the creation and installation of a new custom metalwork universal access handrail to replace the existing wooden railing at the side entrance of the library building.
“Grant Monies for Library” The Block Island Times. July 6, 2018

NBC NEWS 10NBC News covers the Steel Yard’s annual open and includes an interview with Executive Director, Howie Sneider, regarding the Yard’s planned remediation and construction.
Hilario, Mario, “The Steel Yard builds on success as Champion in Action” NBC NEWS 10. June 29, 2018

The Providence Journal/
An in depth exploration into Max Van Pelt’s annual Welding with Dad course featured by the Providence Journal in their Father’s Day issue. 
Miller, G. Wayne. “Bonding Experience” Providence Journal. June 18th, 2018. 
Miller, G. Wayne. “Bonding Experience” June 18th, 2018. 

Providence Monthly
Bacon and Beer Fest 2018 at the Steel Yard featured in Providence Monthly’s list of weekend to-dos.
Have A Wicked Fun Weekend in RI” Providence Monthly. June 7, 2018.

The Rhode ShowThe 2nd Annual Bacon & Beer Fest at the Steel Yard including in list of summer events!
Erling, Ashley, “Eye on RI: Gaspee Days are back!” The Rhode Show, June 7, 2018.
The Cranston Herald

Motif Magazine
An exciting in depth interview with Sally Turner, Development Director, about summer courses at the Steel Yard.
Hutchins, Mark, “SUMMER AT THE STEEL YARD” Motif Magzine. June 6, 2018

The Cranston Herald
Artists Exchange blossoming after $110,000 renovations. To get the building to their liking, they utilized a network of artists, including woodworkers from Providence Hammer and steelworkers from the steel yard.
Greenberg, Thomas, “Meeting their goal” The Cranston Herald. May 23, 2018. 

The Providence Journal
More than 200 performing artists from across the country will share their work in theater, dance and visual arts at the fifth annual Providence Fringe Festival, from July 30 to Aug. 4
Macdonald, Susan, “Rhode Island Summer Guide: Theater lineup includes old favorites, new works” Providence Journal. May 19, 2018.

The Providence Journal
The 2nd Annual Bacon & Beer Fest at the Steel Yard included in the RI Summer Guide. 
Cowart, Jen, “Rhode Island Summer Guide: Ocean State has its fill of food festivals
The Block Island Times” Providence Journal. May 19, 2018.

The Block Island Times
The Library’s Board of Trustees executed an agreement with The Steel Yard for designing, fabricating and installing a railing inspired by the artwork of the late James Stevenson, a prolific illustrator and long-time cartoonist for The New Yorker.
Shuman, Cassius. “Library to install Jim Stevenson-inspired railing” The Block Island Times. May 18, 2018

The Providence Journal
Interfaith services aim at promoting nonviolence, dedicating decommissioned weapons that will be recast as garden tools by metal artists
Kuffner, Alex, “Mother’s Day events bless guns to be melted down for peace
Rhode Island Public Radio” Providence Journal. May 13, 2018.

Rhode Island Public RadioLocal artists transform weapons into garden tools to encourage discussion around regulation. 
Mackay, Scott, “Providence Religious Congregations To Advocate Gun Control on Mothers’ Day” RIPR. May 8, 2018

eco RI News
Brownfield funding announcement on Feb. 9, 2018 at The Steel Yard in Providence. Video by ecoRI News
Faulker, Tim, “New R.I. Food Hub Coming to Site of Burned-Down Old Mill” eco RI News. February 12, 2018

Rhode Island Foundation
Margo Karoff-Hunger announced as one of the RI Foundation’s 2018 Emerging Leaders.
“2018 Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program” RI Foundation. February, 2018

Visit Rhode Island
The Steel Yard was included in the tourism and marketing campaign, “Fun-Sized.” 
Check out the video here!

NBC 10
The Steel Yard announced at the 50th Citizen’s Bank Champion in Action. 
Hilario, Mario, “The Steel Yard named Champion in Action for community arts”NBC 10 NEWS. January 24, 2018.

Rhode Tour
A deeper look into the history of the Steel Yard’s historical campus and studio. 
Jane Gerhard, “The Steel Yard (PS&I),” Rhode Tour, accessed January 18, 2018,

State Announces $4.6 million in Capital Grants for Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Public Historic Sites. The Steel Yard to be awarded $300,000. January 9, 2018.
Read the full Press Release here


East Greenwich News
Mcnamara, Elizabeth. “Introducing EG’s Newest Amenity: An Artfully Designed Bike Rack!” East Greenwich News. December 6, 2017.

Barber, Megan, “9 projects that reimagine old buildings, from factories to firehouses.” Curbed. November 2, 2017.

Providence Business News
Lhowe, Mary, “Steel Yard Artisans Meld Art, Function.” PBN Annual Giving Guide. October, 2017. pp. 10

Rhode Island Monthly
Labrecque, Samantha. “5 Can’t Miss Events October 2017” RI Monthly, October 18, 2017. pp 5 
LISC Stories
Greider, Katharine. “Forging Skilled Workers in a New Kind of Steel Yard” LISC Stories. Octover 4, 2017.

Providence Monthly
Babington, Trent. “New Games on the West Side” Providence Monthly. August,  2017.

Go Local Providence
Lifestle Team. “Steel Yard Announces 5th Annual Fire Camp Festival” Go Local Prov, June 8, 2017

Providence Journal
Smith, Andy. “Fifth Fire Camp: Festival of Fire Arts to be held on June 24 at Steel Yard in Providence” Providence Journal, June 7, 2017

Providence Journal
Bramson, Kate. “Farm Fresh R.I. joins a small crowd putting down roots in Providence’s Valley neighborhood.” Providence Journal, May 26 2017

Providence Monthly
Amanda M. Grosvenor. “Maker City.” Providence Monthly. April 2017, pp. 29-32.

Go Local Providence
Business Team, “Steel Yard Names Taylor Associate Director,” Go Local Prov. April 5, 2017


Take Magazine wrote an article about what we do here at the Yard and who our shop services in our community. To read all about it, click here Take Magazine covers the Steel Yard (pdf)

Executive Director Howie Sneider was interviewed by Popular Mechanics to generate a Maker’s Guide to Providence. To hear what Howie has to say about our beloved city, click here

The Ocean State BBQ Festival was a delicious event that was hosted on our site in 2016. Click here to read about it Ocean State BBQ Festival at the Steel Yard (pdf)

We brought the Mobil Blacksmithing Trailer downcity in June to be a part of the 2016 PVDFest. Click here to see more The Steel Yard at the PVDFest (pdf)

Our Workforce Coordinator Margo Karoff-Hunger wrote an article on Weld to Work for the Carolina Planning Journal. Click here to learn more about our workforce training program and the impact it has Carolina Planning Journal- More Than Just Job Training (pdf)

Our Public Projects department fabricated a floating movie screen for this year’s Urban Pond Procession. Click here to learn more about the celebration Urban Pond Procession 2016 (pdf)

We did an interview with our new Development Director, Sally Turner. Click here to read all about it Interview with Our New Development Director Sally Turner (pdf)

We did an interview with our new Community Relations Manager, Jenny Sparks. Click here to read all about it Interview with Our New Community Relations Manager Jenny Sparks (pdf)

The Providence Preservation Society held its 20th Anniversary bash at the Steel Yard. The Steampunk Soiree was an amazing night. To catch up on some of the highlights from the event, click here Providence Preservation Society at the Steel Yard (pdf)


Providence Monthly had an article featuring Islay Taylor, the Steel Yard Program Director, and her art work. Click here to read more Sculpture Collides With Jewelry (pdf)

In October, RISCA helped coordinate a tour for the Steel Yard for NEA Chairman Jane Chu, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, US Senator Jack Reed, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, Lt. Governor Dan McKee, and RI Senate Fiscal Deputy Director Lauretta Converse. Click here to read more NEA Chairman Jane Chu visits Rhode Island (pdf)

Long-time Yardie Frank Barada, who has taken part in the Iron Residency and taught courses for years, was featured in an article written by the Avenue Conept. Read more about Frank’s art story and his installations in Downtown Providence here Playing Around with Found Objects (pdf)

Public Projects pumped out some bike racks for Wakefield in Southern Rhode Island. The designs included a three-piece train, jumping fish, and some old school bicycles. To learn more, click here Whimsical Bike Racks for Peace Dale (pdf)

The Boston Globe gave the Steel Yard’s 10th Annual Halloween Iron Pour a shout out in their recent article about unusual must-see events of New England. Click here to read more Fall Festivals – 10th Annual Halloween Iron Pour (pdf)

Steel Yard blacksmith instructor Willow Zietman shares her story of seeking self-identity and returning to her passion for this feature by AutoStraddle. To read more, click here On Returning to her Craft (pdf)

The Providence Journal wrote an article about one of our very own welding students who built his own car with the help of his instructor, our facility, and a stack of books. Click here to read more Steel Yard Student in the Providence Journal (pdf)

Thanks to funding from the City of Providence and Mayor Jorge Elorza as well as PopUp Providence the Steel Yard was able to design and build a mobile blacksmithing trailer to bring demonstrations to places in the city that were not easily accessible before. The Providence Journal wrote a feature about our demonstration at the Roger Williams National Memorial and the necessity of keeping ancient arts alive today. Click here to read more Demonstrations with the Mobile Blacksmithing Trailer (pdf)

In August the Steel Yard announced the 2015 Fall Weld to Work session. The program in 2015 was expanded from previous years, including a soft-skills portion of the training in addition to the traditional design and fabrication curriculum. To click here to read more 2015 Fall Weld to Work Press Release(pdf)

The Providence International Arts Festival rocked the city in June 2015. The Providence Journal wrote about some of the many different arts that were featured, including the industrial arts at the Steel Yard. Click here to learn more PIAF and Fire Camp (pdf)

Thirteen nonprofit executives have been named 2015 Rhode Island Foundation Fellows, a program designed to energize mid-career executives in the state’s nonprofit sector. Howie Sneider, the Steel Yard’s Executive Director was named as one of the thirteen. Click here to learn more Rhode Island Foundation Fellowship and Howie Sneider (pdf)


RI Local Magazine did a wonderful feature of the Steel Yard in its 2014 November edition. It included some stellar photos of the site and the work we do in the Public Projects workshop. Click here to learn more RI Local Magazine and the Steel Yard (pdf)

The Outpost Journal did a special on the influence of mentorship in the city of Providence, mentioning the Steel Yard among two other outstanding non-profit organizations. To read more, click here

The Providence Journal wrote a piece about the celebration held at the Steel Yard to mark the 10th anniversary of industrial art programming. Click here to learn more 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Steel Yard (pdf)

Providence Business News highlighted the Steel Yard’s methods of funding and the journey to a balanced revenue model. Click here to read into it Funding Balance (pdf)


OffMetro NY, a new green travel resource for city dwellers who want to get out of town featured the Steel Yard as a destination to visit while taking a creative vacation in Providence, RI. Click here to read more Things to do in Providence – OffMetro NY (pdf)

Providence Business News interviewed Steel Yard co-founder Nick Bauta about the origins, the development of the Yard and our recent Bruner Award. Read the interview herePBN_Award_Raises_the_Steel_Yard_Profile (pdf)

Modern Metals featured an article about our Yard and the history behind it. Click here to read more modern Metals Magazine-Heavy Metal Makeover (pdf)

The Brown Daily Herald featured an article about our exhibition at the Cohen Gallery, featuring the work of the Steel Yard’s Public Projects department. Click here to read more industrial Evolution (pdf)

The Blog Daily Herald featured an article about Brown University student group: Fashion at Brown (f@b) fall’s photoshoot here at the Steel Yard. You can read more about the photoshoot and check out the pictures by clicking here Fashion_at_Brown_-_BlogDailyHerald (pdf)

The Providence Journal featured an article about our recent award celebration and our 10th year anniversary. Click here to read more ProvidenceJournalBrunerAward (pdf)

the Steel Yard was featured in an article written by Kate Nagie about Providence’s Steel Yard to Receive Prestigious Bruner Award. Click here to read more GoLocalProv – Providence Steel Yard to Receive Prestigious Bruner Award (pdf)

Providence Business News featured the Steel Yard in an article about a new law signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on June 25th to create a “Made in Rhode Island” collaborative to help promote locally made products. Click here to read more:Providence_Business_News-Eager_to_Sell_Goods_Made_in_RI (pdf)

Motif Magazine featured our coming fundraiser, Cruise Night as one of the Top 13 things To Do This Summer. Click here to read more: Motif_Magazine-Top_13_Things_To_Do_This_Summer (pdf)

The Steel Yard was featured in an article written by Andy Cutler about Providence’s Future being Linked to the past. Click here to read more:GoLocalProv-Andy Cutler_Providence_Future_Is_Linked_To_Its_Past (pdf)

Providence Monthly featured our upcoming fundraiser, Cruise Night. Check out their feature of our favorite summer event by clicking here: Providence Monthly – Greased Lighting (pdf)

The Providence Journal featured an article about Jennifer Moore, the Steel Yard’s Public Project administrative assistant. You can read more about Jennifer by clicking here: Providence Journal- Creating Opportunities for Artists is Moores Goal (pdf)

The Boston Herald featured the Steel Yard’s summer courses as options for creating your own ‘Adult Summer Camp.’ Our Weekend Welding Workshops and Blacksmithing Workshops were included in the article; click here for more info: Boston Herald- Crafts programs attract grown-ups (pdf)

The Steel Yard was featured in Metropolis Magazine’s blog, POV. The article focuses around our candidacy for the 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and features the experiences of the Bruner Foundations visit to our site. Learn more about their experience in Providence by clicking here: Metropolis Magazine POV Blog – On the road with Bruner (pdf)

Providence Business News interviewed Helen Lang about her new position as the Executive Director of the Steel Yard, and how her history of financial and arts administration plays into her plans for the Yard. You can read the article here: PBN – Interview with Helen Lang (pdf)

GoLocalProv featured a write up about Helen Lang, the new Executive Director of the Steel Yard. Read the article by clicking here: GoLocalProv – New York City Arts Leader Helen Lang Will Take Over Steel Yard(pdf)

Providence Business News featured an article about the newest Executive Director of the Steel Yard: Helen Lang. To view the article about our newest Yardie here: Providence Business News – The Steel Yard welcomes Lang as ED (pdf)


The students of Kickemuit Middle School designed bike racks for their school, which the Steel Yard then articulated in full-scale steel bike racks. Read more about this collaboration in EastBayRI: East Bay Patch – Warren Students Pitch in to Build Bike Racks (pdf)

The Providence Journal featured the fence that the Public Projects Department designed, built, and installed at Kennedy Plaza. Read about the 385-foot curving steel fence here: Providence Journal – Kennedy Plaza Fence Captures The Eye (jpg)

The Steel Yard’s ‘Weld To Work’ program was featured by GoLocalProv. You can read the article about training the next generation of workers here: GoLocalProv – BankRI Supports Steel Yards Weld To Work Program (pdf)

a+t architecture publishers, based in Spain, included the Steel Yards recent landscape renovation in their recent publication: RECLAIM Remediate Reuse Recycle. You can see the page spread here: RECLAIM Remediate Reuse Recycle (pdf)

Providence Monthly featured an article about a site rental at the Steel Yard, a Yoga Rave. You can read about this event here: Providence Monthly – Yoga Rave (pdf)

The Valley Breeze featured a series of bike hitches, trash cans, and planters that artists working in Public Projects made. You can read the article about the project here: The Valley Breeze – Downtown Gets New Fixtures In Time For Arts Festival (pdf)

Brown Alumni Magazine interviewed Steel Yard co-founder Clay Rockefeller about the origins and development of the Yard. Read the interview here: Brown Alumni Magazine – Metal Works Interview With Clay Rockefeller (pdf)

Gadling, a travel blog, featured the Steel Yard as a destination to visit while taking a creative vacation in Providence. Read the article here: Gadling – Art On The Rhode (pdf)

ecoRI news featured an article about a new community garden in Federal Hill and it’s efforts to repurpose materials and provide job/skill training; which the Steel Yard contributed to. Read the article here: ecoRI – New Community Garden Provides Food and Jobs (pdf)

ecoRI news featured the Steel Yard’s reuse of materials and the importance of repurposing over recycling at the Yard. Click here to read the ecoRI article here: ecoRI – Reuse Trumps Recycling (pdf)

The Steel Yard’s job training program, Weld to Work, made unique fencing for the William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville as part of a neighborhood revitalization program. You can read the Providence Journal article here: Olneyville Housing Revitalization – Providence Journal (pdf)

Frank Barada and instructor and artist at the Yard was featured in a photograph printed in the Providence Journal. He is pictured working on one of the fence panels made for William D’Abate Elementary School. You can see the picture here: A Welder’s Touch – Providence Journal (pdf)

The Steel Yard collaborated with students from Sophia Academy to make a floating sculpture for Mashapaug Pond. The sculpture was part of this year’s Urban Pond Procession. You can read more about the event and the sculpture here: ecoRI Pond Procession (pdf)

The Steel Yard’s site renovation project was awarded the Sen. John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Projects by the Environment Council of Rhode Island. You can read a brief synopsis of all the recipients of the award here: Environmental Digest – Providence Journal (jpg)

Congressman Jim Langevin visited the Steel Yard to learn more about the Weld To Work program. Read more about Langevin’s visit to our studio, and his tour of Rhode Island businesses. Providence Journal Langevin Visits The Steel Yard (jpg)

Congressman Jim Langevin highlighted the Weld to Work program at the Steel Yard, and the importance of the program’s mission to introduce low-income Rhode Islanders to industrial skills such as welding and metalworking. Read more about it here: {{document: A Welder’s Touch – Providence Journal{{

The Steel Yard’s brownfield clean-up project was awarded the Sen. John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Projects by the Environment Council of Rhode Island. Read more in the Providence Business News article here: Chafee Conservation Award – April PBN (pdf)

The Providence Journal features the Steel Yard’s recognition by the Sen. John H. Chafee Conservation Leadership Projects by the Environment Council of Rhode Island. Providence Journal Chafee Awards (jpg)

The Steel Yard’s Public Projects department will be creating a public artwork for a public art initiative in Kennedy Plaza. Learn more about the creative plans for space here: Plans For Kennedy Plaza – Providence Phoenix (pdf)

Our executive director, Drake Patten, wrote an article for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s publication, Communities & Banking, on the impact that the arts have on the economy. Read more here RI Changes the Creative Economy – Communities and Banking (pdf)

The Steel Yard’s 2011 Bank Of America Weld to Work program was written up in the Olneyville Neighborhood News. The article features the fence panels that were designed and built or the William D’Abate Elementary School. Olneyville Collaborative News (pdf)


Downtown 2011 (pdf) – New trash cans in downtown Providence!

The Steel Yard’s award-winning site renovation was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine. Check out the article to find out more about our remediation. Landscape Architecture Magazine – December 2011 (pdf)

The Steel Yard was featured in an article on innovative public arts in Rhode Island. Check out the article from the December issue of Public Art Review. Public Art Review – December 2011 (pdf)

Our Weld To Work program, supported by a grant from Bank of America, was featured in Providence Business News. Check out the article here: PBN – Weld To Work (pdf)

The ribbon-cutting for the Steel Yard’s new bike racks in Newport was featured in the Newport Patch. Check out the article here: Newport Bike Racks – Newport Patch (pdf)

The Steel Yard’s Public Projects department will create bike racks for Jamiel’s Park: Jamiel’s Park – Bristol Warren Patch (pdf)

The Steel Yards creative community is featured in Makeshift Magazine: Makeshift_Magazine_Steel_Yard_2011 (pdf)

The Steel Yard’s remediation was featured in the EPA’s August Brownfields Success in New England newsletter: EPA Brownfield Success in New England (pdf)

Books Beneath the beams was featured in August’s Providence Monthly: Providence Monthly – August 2011 (pdf)

Cruise Night was featured in Projo Cars! Check it out: Cruise Night – Projo – 2011 (pdf)

Celebrity sightings around Providence and the Steel Yard on

The Steel Yard arts center is a real game-changer, from the Providence Journal.

Download: Projo – April 2011 (pdf)

New England urbanists look for the silver lining in the ‘New Austerity’ from the New Urban Network.

Go to the head of the classes: Adult learning in Rhode Island from the Boston Globe.

Metropolis Magazine January 2011 (pdf) Thanks to the vision of two young developers, a former industrial complex now stands as a model for neighborhood revival …


Nice write-up on Metropolis’ Point of View Blog.

Woonsocket Bike Racks (pdf) – “Really Cool” public art

Provisionary Providence (pdf) – Some of our pubic projects are described in detail in this article

Kate Lacouture – Children’s Garden (pdf) Kate Lacouture gives us a shout-out in her interview with Children’s Garden Network

Valley Breeze – Better Biking (pdf) – Modern Art bicycle racks for Woonsocket


Nice Cans (pdf) – Hope Street trash cans featured in the Stimulus Times

Providence Journal – Welding Artistry (pdf) – A great general article from the Providence Journal

Providence Journal – Welding Artistry (pdf) – A great general article from the Providence Journal

Phoenix – Trash Talk (pdf) The Phoenix covers our second annual Iron Chef competition\

Steel Sculpture – Projo (pdf) Another article about Iron Chef

RI Monthly – Iron Men (pdf) A short article about our annual Iron Pour

Country Living – Who Says Summer Camp is just for Kids (pdf) The Steel Yard is included in this list of outstanding summer programsBrown Daily Herald – Cooking Up Sculptures (pdf) – A bunch of Yardies and their projects at the Steel Yard are detailed in this very romantic article


Projo – Welding (pdf) The ProJo examines the role of welding in America’s economy

American Craft – Providence Culture Fest (pdf) Providence’s creative establishments, including the Steel Yard, are praised in American Craft Magazine

RI Monthly – Best of 2008 (pdf) The Steel Yard is awarded RI Monthly’s Best Out of the Ordinary Art Class prize!

A Playground Appears in Elmwood (pdf) An article from the ProJo about a community effort to install a new playground in Elmwood

ProJo – Downtown Providence is in Bloom (pdf) – Our steel planters beautify downtown Providence

Community Info Kiosks (pdf) – Downtown information kiosks get written up

Downtown Kiosks (pdf) – Downtown Kiosk waypoints featured in the Providence Journal

Designer Cans (pdf) – Smith Street trash cans features in the Providence Journal

Providence Journal – Aleppo Street Cans (pdf) – Aleppo Street trash cans featured in the Providence Journal
Rockefeller – Tar (pdf) – An article in TAR about Clay Rockefeller’s philanthropic interests.


Olneyville Neighborhood News (pdf) Camp Metalhead builds a composter for a community garden in Olneyville

ProJo – Trash Can Truth (pdf) Lu Heintz responds to questions about the creation of trash cans for Olneyville

Olneyville Trash (pdf) A Providence Journal article about the Steel Yard’s custom trash cans for Olneyville

Downtown Kiosks (pdf) – Providence Business News’ Article by Kevin Shalvey

la Calle Broad (pdf) Spanish article in the ProJo about Broad Street’s urban furniture from the Steel Yard

Steel Yard Spruces up Broad Street (pdf) – Broad Street trash cans written up in the Providence Journal

ProJo – Recycling in Warren (pdf) Cans and bike racks in Warren encourage recycling in the community

Warren Recyclables (pdf) Another ProJo article about Warren’s efforts to recycle

Edible Rhody 2007 (pdf) – Edible Rhody Article featuring the Steel Yard

{{document: Brown Daily Herald – 1001 Uses{{- All about the Steel Yard’s public programs

Red Bull Race (pdf) Red Bull’s Soap Box Race in Providence showcases community creativity

ProJo – An art for helping boost the economy (pdf) Providence values nonprofit arts groups like the Steel Yard

EPA Brownfield Grant (pdf) – Three Providence organizations receive Brownfield cleanup fund

Ready Made – Capitals of Creativity (pdf) ReadyMade magazine highlights the Steel Yard in its article about 5 unlikely American cities to visit

Young and Generous (pdf) – Clay Rockefeller and his projects get written up


Message of Steel (pdf) – Olneyville Kiosk featured in the Providence Journal

ProJo – State Grants (pdf) The Steel Yard was a recipient of one of RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission’s grants in 2006

Urban Renewal (pdf) – Providence featured in NYLON Magazine.

The Crafts Report – US Cities Where Crafts Thrive (pdf) The Steel Yard represents Providence in this national report

Keys to the Underground (pdf) The Steel Yard is featured in the Phoenix’s guide to Providence’s vibrant arts scene

Providence Business News – Industrial Artists (pdf) The Steel Yard’s mission is detailed in Providence Business News

“We are really engaged in keeping artists employed,” [Drake Patten] said. “That’s very important to us…We want to see artists staying in Rhode Island, having a reason to be here, and being able to make a living.”

State Grants (pdf) – Providence organizations receive grants from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

Olneyville in Revolution (pdf) – Providence Monthly

Although the Steel Yard is quite unique in many respects, there are a number of similar organizations in other areas of the country…The difference is those other organizations don’t have the same rich industrious history as Providence does, making a place like the Steel Yard a perfect match for our city. And the folks on Sims Avenue are extremely willing to explain how all the magic works. In fact, there’s a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere to the Steel Yard that makes the unknown seem somehow less intimidating.

ProJo – Gala Write-Up (pdf) – Short article about our 2006 Gala

Molding Minds (pdf) A Times article + lots of pictures of students working at the Steel Yard

Bikes on Poles (pdf) – Riverside public art featured in Providence Monthly

Custom Can Culture (pdf) – Public Project artists featured in the Agenda


Divine Providence – Interior Design Magazine, by Meaghan O’Neill.

Providence’s small scale (population 176,000) has fostered a cohesive community. Furniture designer Daniel Michalik, who specializes in cork, takes advantage of the local boatbuilding industry for fabrication. “We all trade skills,” he says. “I designed a friend’s studio. He built my Web site.” Likewise, a referral network has cropped up. “In the past week, the Steel Yard’s received seven or so inquiries, seeing if we had people here who could help build some tables, a sign for a new building, and a decorative fireplace screen,” says Rockefeller, who also co-founded the Monohassett Mill Project, a live-work space adjacent to the Steel Yard. Read the full article here.

Campus Connection – Art Bus Write-Up (pdf) – Brief shout-out to the Steel Yard as one of Providence’s “hippest and most community-oriented art space”

National Register (pdf) – Providence Steel and Iron listed on National Register of Historic Sites

ProJo – Zone of their Own (pdf) Providence artists lobbied for a tax-free zone to make their work…later they would have the Steel Yard!

Steel Yard sparks new interest (pdf) – Providence Journal article by Bill Van Siclen

The Steel Yard – A blog on Connect Providence, by Peter Eiermann

Iron Men (pdf) – Rhode Island Monthly article by Stephanie Adams

ProJo – Art Scene by Bill Van Siclen (pdf) Review of The Steel Yard’s exhibition, “On-Site” at RISD’s Woods-Gerry Gallery


The new fight for Providence’s mills – Converting industrial buildings into housing threatens to eliminate a surprisingly robust source of jobs and small businesses. Providence Phoenix Article by Robin Amer. Visit the Phoenix’s website for full article.

Iron and steel meet artistic zeal (pdf) – Providence Journal Article by Greg Smith.

OCTOBER 4, 2004Phoenix – Weekly Write-Up (pdf) – Our first press!