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June 11, 2022

Graffiti and Style-Writing Workshop

Saturday, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

(One-day workshop)
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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Learn to create your own graffiti-style masterpiece at the Carrie Blast Furnaces!  This workshop and accompanying mini-tour introduces participants to graffiti-style mural painting,  style-writing techniques, and painting with aerosol.  Join Rivers of Steel master urban artist Shane Pilster on a tour of the many colorful murals located throughout the mill and end your tour with a hands-on painting experience!  Participants can take home their completed paintings at the end of each workshop.

Hours & Admission*

This program is offered one a month June through October from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Location & Directions

The Carrie Blast Furnaces are located in Swissvale and Rankin, PA in the Monongahela River Valley. The entrance to the Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104.

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What to Know Before You Go

As a former industrial site, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure an enjoyable visit.

  • What to wear:  Face masks are required to be worn for the duration of your visit for all guests.The majority of each tour is outside; please dress for the weather. Additionally, the ground is uneven—sensible shoes are a must. Sneakers or boots are recommended. Open-toed shoes and high heels are prohibited. 
  • Maintain social distance: Signage has been placed throughout the site reminding you to maintain a safe distance of six feet from others. 
  • Restrooms & concessions: The rawness of the site is certainly part of its charm. However, that rawness also limits the creature comforts many of us are accustomed to, like running water. Portable bathrooms, hand washing stations and hand sanitizer are available. Food amenities are not available (with some exceptions, such as food trucks at festivals).
  • Photography: Photography is permitted. For safety reasons, videography and drones are prohibited.
  • Accessibility: Handicapped parking is available, but the grounds covered during tours are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Liability: By purchasing admission tickets, all visitors consent to the terms of our liability waiver and consent to be photographed (PDF).
  • Admission: Site access is limited to guided tours, workshops, and events. Unless otherwise noted, all admissions are ticketed.
  • Location: The entrance to the Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104. 

Thank you for following these guidelines. We wish you to have the best visit possible, and appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the visitor experience.

workshop participant creates her aerosol painting


Carrie Blast Furnaces
Carrie Furnace Boulevard
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Rivers of Steel