Greater City Providence

The Steel Yard Fundraiser


From the Steel Yard:

From May 15-18, 2008 the Steel Yard throws open its gates for “Works in Progress,” their most ambitious fundraiser to date.

This year’s adventure will offer an exciting and unusual menu of opportunities with something for all ages, varied interests and any ability to pay. From the no-fee Iron Chef: Junkyard Edition (torch wielding metal workers take on the secret ingredient) to Spectator Sport Sunday (competitive welding and wheel-throwing), the creative spirit of the Steel Yard community will be in full gear. Other events include Smokin’ Steel Yard (a family bbq using smokers and grills made in our own “Make a smoker and learn how to use it” class), the dance extravaganza Steel Yard is Burning and Clay-doh a grown-up, sanctioned chance to play in the ceramics studio.

Throughout the fundraiser’s four day period they’ll also offer regular tours, studio demos, and a raffle as well as the opportunity to shop at Peripatetica, the place to find one of a kind gifts and souvenirs made by local artists and craftspeople. The weekend will end with an evening of outdoor movies on the Thirsty Theater screen.

Events range from free to $25 and a 4-day all-access pass is available for $100 in advance. For more information, call (401) 273-7101.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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