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Fire at the Furnace is Free to All on June 3!

Fire at the Furnace

Now in its seventh year, Fire at the Furnace hosted by Keystone Iron Works at the Scranton Iron Furnaces has become an annual tradition in northeastern Pennsylvania. Photo by Alex Seeley.

Members of Keystone Iron Works are pleased to announce Fire at the Furnace will be held in Scranton on Friday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. as a gift to the community. Venues include the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, 139 Cedar Avenue, Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS), 350 Cliff Street, The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, and Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue.

The schedule includes:

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Artist presentations and movies at Steamtown NHS. Eight nationally-acclaimed sculptors will participate, including: Rian Keranne, Isaac Duncan, Tobias Flores, John Galt, Noah Kirby and Allison Ouellette- Kirby. Films detailing the work of Kelly Ludeking and Tamsie Ringler also will also be shown.

12:30 to 4 p.m. — Iron pour demonstration at Scranton Iron Furnaces presented by students from Keystone Iron Works and the Everhart Museum. The afternoon pour will feature student sculptures and iron tiles created by members of the community.

4:30 to 6 p.m. — BBQ at Furnace. While there is no admission fee to attend Fire at the Furnace, those who wish to dine at the barbecue must purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 per person and may be ordered online. For tickets, click here. A beer tent will be open for those age 21 and older from 5 to 10 p.m.

6 p.m. — Exhibition openings at STEAMworks, located in The Mall at Steamtown, and Afa Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue.

 8 to 10:30 p.m. — Professional iron casting demonstration at Scranton Iron Furnaces featuring music by the Indigo Moon Brass Band, food by Peculiar Culinary Company, a beer tent hosted by the Vault Tap & Kitchen, cupcakes and more!

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.

Fire at the Furnace is 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 and State Heritage Area (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.