Iron Events List: Upcoming and past iron-casting events


Upcoming and past iron-casting events:                                                                                                                                                           (This is a changing and hopefully expanding database of iron pours. It does not necessarily reflect events the Foundry Tree will be at.) 



Upcoming


 

*Summer Solstice Iron Pour: June 21, 2019 from 6pm to 12 am at Free Cycles Bicycle Forrest, 732 S. 1st Street West, Missoula, Montana. Contact Jesse Blumenthal via Facebook Messenger for more information.

 

*The Sun Pour: June 22, 2019. 8:00-10:30pm.  Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, 1110 N Weber Ave, Sioux Falls, SD.  Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron jordanmeaton@gmail.com. Rick Haugen of BronzeAge bronzeageartcasting@gmail.com

 

*16th Annual Down on the Farm: July 3-7, 2019 Pour on July 6th, 2019. Contact Kelly Ludeking at Krlmetals@gmail.com for more information.

 

*Sculpture Trails 10th annual Fire@Nite  July 27, 2019. Family Fun, Fire, Music and Molten Iron from 12-10pm, https://www.sculpturetrails.com/

 

*Midwest FireFest: FeLion Studio’s Sand Tile Carving and Iron Pour. July 27, 2019. (http://midwestfirefest.com/).

 

*Igneous Metal Arts Community Iron Pour at the Caponi Sculpture Park: August 3, 2019, Eagan, Minnesota. Contact IgneousMetalArts@gmail.com for more information. http://igneousmetalarts.org/

 

*Franconia Sculpture Park: Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour. Shafer, MN.  August 3, 2019. Contact: info@franconia.org for more information.

 

*Franconia Sculpture Park: Resident Artists Iron Pour. Shafer, MN.  August 10, 2019. Contact: info@franconia.org for more information.

 

*Lamberton Hot Iron Days: 15th Annual Iron Pour, Lamberton, Minnesota: September 6-7, 2019. Friday the sand shop opens at noon with a 10PM pour. Saturday the sand shop opens at 8AM with a 4PM pour. https://hotirondays.wordpress.com/ , forthcoming Facebook post closer to event. Contact: michael.hubert886@yahoo.com for more information.

 

*Intercollegiate Festival of Fire at Salem Art Works, Salem, New York. : September 20-22, 2019. http://www.salemartworks.org/fof

 

*Harvest Iron Pour: September 21, 2019. Evening pour. Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, Sioux Falls, SD. Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron jordanmeaton@gmail.com.  Rick Haugen of BronzeAge bronzeageartcasting@gmail.com

 

*Festival of Combustion: September 28, 2019. 1:00pm-9:00pm, Rivers of Steel’s biggest event of the year at Carrie Blast Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Contact: Chris McGinnis  cmcginnis@riversofsteel.com

 

*(FE)male Pour Peoria, by Black Dog Metal Arts : November 2, 2019. 12pm to 8pm at Peoria Art Guild 203 Harrison Street, in Peoria, IL. Contact: blackdogmetalarts@gmail.com for more information.

 

*The Iron-R Project:  Cork City, Ireland. Exact dates pending in April 2020. Contact: James L Hayes hayesjamesluke@gmail.com

 


Recent


*Igneous Metal Arts at the MN Museum of Mining: June 8, 2019, Chisholm, Minnesota. Contact IgneousMetalArts@gmail.com for more information. http://igneousmetalarts.org/

*Keystone Iron Works Arts on Fire: 10 years of Iron Birthday Party June 7, Festival and Pour June 8, 2019, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Keystone Iron Works Facebook group for more information.

*6th annual Little Pour on the Prairie: June 1, 2019, Vermillion, South Dakota. Contact Chris Meyer at Chris.Meyer@usd.edu for more information. https://www.usd.edu/the-south-dakotan/the-little-pour-on-the-prairie (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

Iron Pour at Lynden Sculpture Garden: 1st Annual Scratch Tile Workshop and Iron Pour:  Was held Saturday, May 25, 2019 Workshop from 10am-2pm. Pour starts at approximately 3pm. Website for more information:https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/2019-05-25?mini=calendar%2F2019-05 Phone contact: 414-446-8794 (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Annual Foundry Conference: Was held May 15-17, 2019 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennesseehttps://www.metalmuseum.org/fire Contact James Vanderpool vanderpool@metalmuseum.org for info.                

Iron 50: 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour: Was held Friday, May 3, 2019 at Department of Art Foundry, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota More Information link. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices: Was held April 3-6, 2019 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)
https://www.nccciap.com/

9th biannual Iron Tribe 2019 Was held Feb 28-March 2, 2019. Symposium, casting sessions, and art exhibition at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Please contact David Lobdell dlobdell@nmhu.edu for more information. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)


Annual


2019 Pour’n Yer Heart Out: 10th Annual Community Iron Pour Event. Was held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am-7pm. At the Crucible Night Club 3116 Commercial Ave., Madison, WI 53714. Website for more information: https://www.felionstudios.com/events/2019pourinyerheartout Contact: Alisa@FeLionStudios.com

Annual Thanksgiving Iron Pour, The Gravy Pour:  (32nd Annual Was last held on November 20, 2018) University of Minnesota Foundry, MN Contact: Tamsie Ringlerringl027@umn.edu for information.

Annual Turkey Pour: (28th Annual Was last held on November 17th, 2018), Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Contact: Ken Payne at paynekp@buffalostate.edu for more information. 

UNF Fall Iron Pour: (Was last on November 10th, 2018 from 4-8 pm) At the University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 . Contact Jenny K Hager jenny@havic.org for info.

MeltDown Annual iron pour at the National Casting Center foundry @ Alfred University, School of Art + Design (Was last held on Nov 3rd, 2018 noon til dusk). For more information contact lambertc@alfred.edu

SUNY Oswego, Tyler Art Building, The Pit. (Was last held on October 16, 2018) Contact: benjamin.entner@oswego.edu for info.

Midwest FireFest (last July 28 & 29, 2018)
//www.midwestfirefest.com/

Sculpture Trails
https://www.sculpturetrails.com/


Biennial (plus)


International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (last in Scranton, PA from May 28-June 2, 2018)
https://www.icccia.com/

Western Cast Iron Art Alliance conference (last in Granite City, Illinois from October 3-7, 2018)
http://www.wciaa.org/cast-iron-art-conference/