Keystone College Iron Works and Art Engage Program students participate in Arts on Fire Festival

June 1st, 2015 6:20 pm

The Fourth Annual Arts on Fire Festival is slated for June 6 through 7 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces.

LA PLUME — For the sixth consecutive year, local high school students will have the opportunity to pour hot molten iron into molds they created, just as the workers did generations ago at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces.

The students, participants in the Keystone College Iron Works and Art Engage Program, will create their own iron designs during the fourth annual Arts on Fire Festival June 6-7 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. They began their training earlier this month by participating in several iron pour workshops at the Keystone College art studios.

The festival begins from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 5 with the Fire at the Furnace fundraiser to support the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnace Associates. The Friday evening celebration features a night-time iron casting demonstration, food, drinks and music by the Coal Town Rounders.

There will e all-day family activities, including food and beverages, music, children’s activities, industrial arts demonstrations and the Keystone Iron Works iron pour on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.