The Steel Yard has announced that not only will the Iron Pour be returning in October, but everyone on the whole damn street will be joining in on the celebration for the 17th Annual Iron Pour and Sims Ave Festival! And it’s free! Sims was always a block party waiting to happen, and by closing off the street, those spontaneous rubber-burning competitions will have to go elsewhere (that was kinda fun though). Spanning the entirety of Sims Avenue, the festival will feature art vendors, food options, music and entertainment. With Revival Brewing, ISCo, and New Harvest opening their doors? And molten metal? That’s a party.
Yes – it’s true! On October 22 The Steel Yard will light up the skies over Sims Avenue in Providence as we melt over 2,000 pounds of luminous iron in our custom-built tilt furnace! A trained pour crew will activate larger than life sculptures with fire and molten metal. It’s a one-of-a-kind industrial art event. . .and ADMISSION IS FREE!
In tandem, we’ve partnered with all of our neighbors on Sims Avenue to produce the INAUGURAL SIMS AVENUE FESTIVAL! Everyone on Sims will be out in force, selling beer and cocktails, food, flowers, hot sauce, ice cream. . . and more! More than twenty artists will take over the center of the street. . . while demonstrations of blacksmithing, glass blowing and more will mesmerize.
Organizers are encouraging folks to pre-order special event merch that will await you when you arrive on Iron Pour night. The hoodie and the long-sleeved T-shirt both feature the original artwork seen here, designed and illustrated by Katherine Bishop and Adam Kelley.
Iron Pour & Sims Fest, 4pm to 9pm, Saturday, October 22, Sims Avenue, (directions)