The Iron Furnace – Liberty Art Iron Pour at the Park


Durham Central Park and Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry will have a public iron pour at Durham Central Park, Friday, November 18 from 5-9 p.m. After sunset, 1,500 pounds of molten, 2,500 degree iron will be poured into molds, in an exciting fiery display, including Liberty Arts artists’ work for sale, live buskers (street musicians), local food trucks Captain Cookie and The Milk Man – NC, Route Bistro LLC and Fullsteam Brewery beer. Durham resident fire spinners start at 7 p.m. November 18 is also Third Friday Durham, Durham’s monthly gallery crawl and studio tour evening.

The public has three opportunities to make their own mold and cast iron art at the Liberty Arts Foundry at Durham Central Park during three pre-pour workshops, which cost $30 each. You will be able to take home your iron sculpture that day after it cools off:

• Saturday November 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Thursday November 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• Friday, November 18, 2:30-7 p.m.
Register here

For information about the scratch block workshop, contact Liberty Arts at [email protected].

Admission to the iron pour is free. Blankets and folding chairs welcome. Fullsteam Brewery will serve from 5-9 p.m. and weather permitting, Third Friday Durham buskers (street musicians) will perform from 6-8 p.m.

Not sure what to expect at an Iron Pour? Check out this video of a pour that Liberty Arts did a few years ago.