All in the community are encouraged to ignite their creativity as Scranton prepares for Fire at the Furnace on Friday, June 3!
Leading up to the festival, two special projects will give everyone a chance to celebrate the arts, and the heritage of the Lackawanna Valley — a community cast iron mural and the creation of unique iron tiles. To participate in one or both projects, stop by the South Side Farmers’ Market, on the corner of Alder Street and Cedar Avenue, on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Under the direction of artist Lilli McHale, of Keystone Iron Works, the public is invited to help create a collage in iron tiles that will be cast in iron during the Iron Festival and will then be installed at a public space in South Scranton. Titled “My Southside,” the mural will pay tribute to South Scranton’s industrial past, and it will reflect the impressions and memories of those who live in this section of the city.
Visitors to the market also can etch an original design into an iron tile mold and, upon request, students from Keystone Iron Works and the Everhart Museum will cast it as part of a demonstration at Fire at the Furnace on June 3. Complete details and instructions will be available at the South Side Farmers’ Market. Iron tile molds will be are available for a $5 donation to Fire at the Furnace.
These projects are made possible by Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau, F. Lammot Belin Foundation, Steamtown National Historic Site, Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Keystone College, Lackawanna Heritage Valley National (LHV), Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society (ELDCPS), the Everhart Museum, and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC).
For more information, visit www.visitnepa.org or call 570.963.6363 or 570.840.2323.