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The Carrie Furnace

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Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
412-464-4020 https://www.riversofsteel.com/things-to-do/tours/

May 2019

$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

$21

Iron Garden Walk

Sunday, June 9th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Discover how nature has reclaimed this post-industrial landscape on a botanist-led garden tour of the 35-acre Carrie Blast Furnaces site. Explore the dense variety of ecological growth and learn about Rivers of Steel's "addition by reduction" approach to working these wild gardens and grounds. Iron Garden Walk tours are offered the second Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm, from June through September. 2019 tours will be led by Dr. Anna Johnson. GET TICKETS

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$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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$10

Carrie Furnaces’ Iron Garden: Re-imagining the Industrial Landscape

Friday, June 28th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a special presentation by renowned landscape design consultant, author, lecturer and photographer Rick Darke. Though post-industrial landscapes are often imagined to be ruins, these vibrant, regenerating places are surprisingly rich in history, ecology, and nuanced beauty. The Iron Garden re-imagines Carrie Furnaces' landscape, employing editing techniques to create useful, innovative spaces. Using a mix of wildscapes from Berlin to the High Line for comparison, Rick Darke will illustrate how Rivers of Steel's Addition by Reduction…

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$28

Iron Garden Tour with Rick Darke

Saturday, June 29th @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Join Rivers of Steel for a special tour of the Carrie Furnaces Iron Garden led by renowned landscape design consultant, author, lecturer and photographer Rick Darke. Pennsylvania-based Rick Darke's work is grounded in an observational ethic that blends ecology, horticulture and cultural geography in the design and care of living landscapes. His collaborative projects include parks, post-industrial sites, transportation corridors, conservation departments, botanic gardens and residential landscapes. His many books include The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in…

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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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

July 2019

$60

Aluminum Casting Session

Tuesday, July 9th @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
$21

Iron Garden Walk

Sunday, July 14th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

Discover how nature has reclaimed this post-industrial landscape on a botanist-led garden tour of the 35-acre Carrie Blast Furnaces site. Explore the dense variety of ecological growth and learn about Rivers of Steel's "addition by reduction" approach to working these wild gardens and grounds. Iron Garden Walk tours are offered the second Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm, from June through September. 2019 tours will be led by Dr. Anna Johnson. GET TICKETS

Find out more »
$400

Weeklong Iron Intensives

Monday, July 22nd @ 10:00 am - Saturday, July 27th @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 10:00am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

This workshop features extended shop time on site and in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants will have the chance to learn and experiment with various pattern-making materials and create numerous large and complex multi-part sand molds.  Prior experience/Intro to Iron Casting is recommended. Registration includes access to the Carrie Furnaces foundry daily between 10am – 7pm and the ultimate experience of participating in an iron pour from a coke fired cupola—just like the historic…

Find out more »
$30

Photo Safaris

Sunday, July 28th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

August 2019

$21

Iron Garden Walk

Sunday, August 11th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Discover how nature has reclaimed this post-industrial landscape on a botanist-led garden tour of the 35-acre Carrie Blast Furnaces site. Explore the dense variety of ecological growth and learn about Rivers of Steel's "addition by reduction" approach to working these wild gardens and grounds. Iron Garden Walk tours are offered the second Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm, from June through September. 2019 tours will be led by Dr. Anna Johnson. GET TICKETS

Find out more »
$60

Aluminum Casting Session

Tuesday, August 13th @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
$30

Graffiti & Style-writing Workshops

Friday, August 16th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
$30

Photo Safaris

Sunday, August 18th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

Breaking Ground at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Thursday, August 22nd @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to present the traveling multimedia installation Breaking Ground at the Carrie Blast Furnaces for a three-night screening.  Lensed through the rise of the oil industry in North Dakota, Breaking Ground is an immersive meditation on the tale of dreams sought and abandoned that wends its way through the American psyche and the physical landscape of the country itself.  The Breaking Ground exhibition has traveled across the country showcasing a series of site-specific photographic and sound…

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Breaking Ground at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Friday, August 23rd @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to present the traveling multimedia installation Breaking Ground at the Carrie Blast Furnaces for a three-night screening.  Lensed through the rise of the oil industry in North Dakota, Breaking Ground is an immersive meditation on the tale of dreams sought and abandoned that wends its way through the American psyche and the physical landscape of the country itself.  The Breaking Ground exhibition has traveled across the country showcasing a series of site-specific photographic and sound…

Find out more »

Breaking Ground at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Saturday, August 24th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to present the traveling multimedia installation Breaking Ground at the Carrie Blast Furnaces for a three-night screening.  Lensed through the rise of the oil industry in North Dakota, Breaking Ground is an immersive meditation on the tale of dreams sought and abandoned that wends its way through the American psyche and the physical landscape of the country itself.  The Breaking Ground exhibition has traveled across the country showcasing a series of site-specific photographic and sound…

Find out more »

September 2019

Hot Metal Happening (Steeltown Shakedown)

Saturday, September 7th @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to pour some hot metal with Steeltown Shakedown at the Carrie Furnaces!   The event runs September 7th, 2019 from 10am-6pm and features music, food, cool cars, bikes, customs, good times, and as always, good people.   Join Rivers of Steel throughout the day to carve a scratch mold or purchase some custom-made items cast right here at the Carrie Furnaces! GET TICKETS    

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$21

Iron Garden Walk

Sunday, September 8th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

Discover how nature has reclaimed this post-industrial landscape on a botanist-led garden tour of the 35-acre Carrie Blast Furnaces site. Explore the dense variety of ecological growth and learn about Rivers of Steel's "addition by reduction" approach to working these wild gardens and grounds. Iron Garden Walk tours are offered the second Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm, from June through September. 2019 tours will be led by Dr. Anna Johnson. GET TICKETS

Find out more »
$30

Sunset Safari @ Carrie Furnaces

Sunday, September 8th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at 6:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
$30

Graffiti & Style-writing Workshops

Friday, September 20th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
$400

Weeklong Iron Intensives

Monday, September 23rd @ 10:00 am - Saturday, September 28th @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 10:00am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
+ Google Map

This workshop features extended shop time on site and in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants will have the chance to learn and experiment with various pattern-making materials and create numerous large and complex multi-part sand molds.  Prior experience/Intro to Iron Casting is recommended. Registration includes access to the Carrie Furnaces foundry daily between 10am – 7pm and the ultimate experience of participating in an iron pour from a coke fired cupola—just like the historic…

Find out more »

Festival of Combustion 2019

Saturday, September 28th @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Step inside the magnificent Carrie Furnaces and experience the HEAT and POWER of molten metal amid this 20th century industrial marvel!  2018’s FESTIVAL OF COMBUSTION features hands-on activities in industrial arts and American crafts guaranteed to excite adults and children of all ages! Create your own unique piece of HOT art and witness exciting American craft demonstrations including glass blowing, raku ceramics, black smithing, custom automotives, welding and metal fabrication.  Carve a scratch mold and watch the Rivers of Steel…

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October 2019

$60

Aluminum Casting Session

Tuesday, October 15th @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »
$30

Photo Safaris

Sunday, October 20th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »
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