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April 2019

$40

SUNRISE ON THE EXPLORER: Riverboat Photo Safari

Saturday, April 27th @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Rivers of Steel Dock, Pittsburgh North Shore, PA 15212 United States + Google Map

Experience a Spring sunrise in Pittsburgh like never before by joining Rivers of Steel Arts aboard the Explorer riverboat for a sunrise photo safari on the Allegheny River! Capture sweeping images of Pittsburgh’s most iconic bridges and unique landmarks on this three-hour photographic excursion. Safari-goers will have unique views of Point State Park at dawn complete with colorful blossoms giving way to the city skyline bathed in twilight.  Added attractions include Washington’s landing, the Heinz Factory, David L. Lawrence Convention…

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May 2019

$30

Photo Safaris

Sunday, May 19th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 10:00am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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These 3-hour photo safaris are appropriate for both novice and experienced photographers alike craving an “open” shooting experience with very little interruption, guidance or interference.  Take your time and line up the perfect image of the historic Carrie Furnaces! All Safaris and Workshops GET TICKETS Private photographic opportunities are available Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Contact Stacy Drane or call 412-464-4020 ext. 32 for information.

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$60

Aluminum Casting Session

Tuesday, May 21st @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 5:30pm

One event on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 5:30pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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This workshop is a great way to explore the metal casting process and get your feet wet.  No prior experience or artistic background necessary! Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art.  Participants will learn how to create a unique pattern from every day materials and invest this one-sided design in resin-bonded sand.  Cast aluminum objects can be taken home at the end of the workshop. Interested in a private workshop or group…

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June 2019

$30

Graffiti & Style-writing Workshops

Friday, June 14th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts for this unique workshop in aerosol painting at the Carrie Furnaces!  Participants will get hands-on experience with style-writing, letter design and painting techniques while learning about the underground culture of graffiti, its history and how it continues to evolve as an art form.  Taking place on Fridays evenings from 5-8pm, these workshops are led by experienced urban artist Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts.  Each guest has the chance to view Rivers of Steel's unique collection…

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$60

Sunday Art Sessions at the Furnace

Sunday, June 16th @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 9:30am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air creative excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA.  All 2-D mediums are welcome! These five-hour sessions start in October and offer unique close-up views of the inspiring blend of history, industrial design and naturally occurring decay located throughout the site.  Each day will feature a different location on site, to be interpreted by the artists.  Local artist and painter Ian Green will be on hand…

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$60

Sunday Art Sessions at the Furnace

Sunday, June 23rd @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 9:30am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air creative excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA.  All 2-D mediums are welcome! These five-hour sessions start in October and offer unique close-up views of the inspiring blend of history, industrial design and naturally occurring decay located throughout the site.  Each day will feature a different location on site, to be interpreted by the artists.  Local artist and painter Ian Green will be on hand…

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$30

Sunset Safari @ Carrie Furnaces

Sunday, June 23rd @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at 6:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts at dusk for unique photo safaris that explore the Carrie Furnaces in twilight. Witness the beauty and subtlety of the site as only seen through half light and capture your own piece of the drama to take home.  This safari is recommended for those with prior experience shooting low-light subject matter but open to both novice and experienced photographers alike.  Attendees can expect  an “open” shooting experience with very little interruption, guidance or interference. GET…

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Bronze Casting @ Touchstone Center for Craft

Wednesday, June 26th - Friday, June 28th
touchstone center for crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd
Farmington, PA 15437 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel Arts and Touchstone Center for Craft for a three-day Bronze-casting workshop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands! This workshop is perfect for anyone looking for an unforgettable creative experience.  All experience levels are welcome and participants will work with leading foundry artist, Ed Parrish, to build and transform your unique creations into solid bronze. Starting with the creation of a pattern from wax, oil clay, or other basic materials, you will go on to invest your pattern design…

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$60

Sunday Art Sessions at the Furnace

Sunday, June 30th @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 9:30am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air creative excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnace National Historic Landmark in Swissvale, PA.  All 2-D mediums are welcome! These five-hour sessions start in October and offer unique close-up views of the inspiring blend of history, industrial design and naturally occurring decay located throughout the site.  Each day will feature a different location on site, to be interpreted by the artists.  Local artist and painter Ian Green will be on hand…

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July 2019

$40

Sunset on the Mon: Riverboat Photo Safari

Sunday, July 7th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rivers of Steel Dock, Pittsburgh North Shore, PA 15212 United States + Google Map

Join Rivers of Steel Arts aboard the Explorer riverboat for a sunset photo safari on the Monongahela River! Capture your own unique image of Pittsburgh industry and topography from water level on this three-hour photographic excursion. While traveling the mighty Monongahela safari-goers can expect views of the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark, the Edgar Thompson Steel Works and multiple “hot metal” bridges. Lucky attendees may even catch a glimpse of the famous bald eagle family nesting between Homestead and South…

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