Happenings

There is a lot happening across the Mon Valley Creative Corridor and the greater Pittsburgh area this year.  Rivers of Steel is excited to be a part of the cultural fabric of our region and work with our partners to bring so many dynamic creative experiences to the public.

Things to Do

cast iron pig

Steel Case at PIT Airport

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A new Steel Case Mini Exhibit curated by the Hazelwood Design Team. April 8 - August 31, 2019

Hot Metal Happening

Aluminum Casting demonstration during the Annual Hammer-in @ Young and Sons Foundry and Machine Shop
April 20, 2019

Homestead First Fridays

Art Exhibitions, demonstrations, pop-up markets and live entertainment along 8th Avenune in Homestead, Pennsylvania.
May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6 & October 4, 2019

Hot Metal Happening

Aluminum Casting demonstration at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
May 4, 2019

Hemispheric Conversations
Urban Art Project (HCAUP)

New Urban Art Murals at the Carrie Blast Furnaces
May 11, 2019

Hot Metal Happening

Aluminum Casting demonstration at Touchstone Center for Crafts for their annual open house
June 2, 2019

River Fest 2019

Black smith demonstrations with Artifact Metalworks during the annual River Fest event in Rices Landing, PA.
June 8, 2019 4-8p

45 foot sculpture of a deer head

Sunday Art Sessions

Join Rivers of Steel for a series of open-air creative excursions at the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces.
June 16, 23 & 30, 2019

artist holding final bronze casting

Bronze Casting with
Touchstone Center for Crafts

Join Rivers of Steel Arts and Touchstone Center for Crafts for a three-day Bronze-casting workshop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands!
June 26-28, 2019

orion mural in progress

Public Mural
Ohiopyle State Park

Artists from Rivers of Steel's Urban Art program unveil a new public mural on Sheridan St. in Ohiopyle, PA in partnership with the Ohiopyle State Park.
August 2019, date TBD.

Hot Metal Happening

Aluminum Casting Demonstration during the annual Sculpture Fest at Riverfront Park, Millvale, PA.
July 20, 2019 11a - 6p

event attendees visit the merchandise tent

Mon City’s
250th Anniversary

Join Rivers of Steel to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Mon City with live painting workshops, blacksmithing and metal casting demonstrations. August 9 & 10, 2019. 6-9p

video projected onto pipes

Breaking Ground

Join Rivers of Steel for a multimedia video installation at the Carrie Blast Furnaces for a three-night screening.
August 22-24, 2019. 8-10p

Hot Metal Happening

Rivers of Steel Arts will be casting some hot metal during the annual Steeltown Shakedown festival at the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
September 7, 2019. 10-4p

Learn more about the events

such as tours, workshops, and festivals happening at each unique attraction.