Some of the MAKE team spent some time at the The Steel Yard in Providence, RI.
Here are our photos and a bit about the place…
“The Steel Yard is located at the historic Providence Steel and Iron site, along the Woonasquatucket River in the heart of Providence’s industrial Valley neighborhood. With a 5612 square foot industrial shop featuring a foundry, ceramics studio, blacksmithing shop, and welding shop, as well as studio space and outdoor work and exhibition space, the Steel Yard is a multi-use venue. The Steel Yard’s program areas, focusing on arts education, the incubation of new business and arts initiatives, and the establishment of a lasting community arts resource, cater to working artists, students and community members, tradespeople, arts educators and entrepreneurs.
For the working artist, the Steel Yard provides centrally located workspace and a range of material and human resources.
For the student, the Steel Yard offers a broad range of hard-to-find classes in the fine and industrial arts, taught by professional artists in a supportive atmosphere.
For the arts educator, the Steel Yard has established class programs and supports new initiatives, making its conference room, shop facilities, and outdoor space available for courses and workshops.
For tradespeople, the Steel Yard accommodates a range of industrial arts and automotive projects in its shop and main building.
For the entrepreneur, the Steel Yard can furnish the workspace and functional resources needed to develop new products or commissions.”