Rivers of Steel Arts celebrates creative inquiry by crafting opportunities to interpret the region’s past, reimagine its future, and explore a sense of place.

Rivers of Steel Arts

Through exhibitions, festivals, workshops, tours, and happenings, Rivers of Steel Arts helps individuals connect with their communities in meaningful ways.

Get creative with Rivers of Steel Arts!


Finding inspiration in the most unlikely places, Rivers of Steel Arts workshops offer engaging ways to explore with our region’s legacy of innovation and industrial might. For the creative and the curious, these programs are adaptable for many ages and skill levels. Sign up with a friend or inquire about a custom experience for your group. The only prerequisite is a desire to try something new!

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Festivals & Happenings

From Carrie Blast Furnaces’ annual extravaganza, the Festival of Combustion, to an array of seasonal festivities in towns throughout southwestern PA, Rivers of Steel’s community events celebrate creative connections and cultural heritage.

Don’t miss out on something fun (and often free)—explore what’s happening nearby!

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If there is one thing most folks can agree on, it’s that there is more than one way to see things. Rivers of Steel Arts champions varied points of view. The Industrial Tour of the Carrie Blast Furnaces is certainly the most popular way to experience the site, but it’s not the only way!

Discover this landmark all over again from a new perspective on one of our other tours.

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Rivers of Steel Arts curates, hosts and presents a variety of art exhibitions—from pop-up events to large-scale site-specific installations—and partners with local artists and organizations.

Check out what’s on now, up next or some cool stuff you might have missed.

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Get Connected

Want to know more about Rivers of Steel Arts programs? Thinking of ways you could collaborate with us?

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