On Saturday, November 5th, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Liberty Arts will be holding their 6th Annual Iron Pour in the middle of Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham.
It’s free to watch this, and it’s amazing.
They’ll be pouring 4,000 pounds of molten iron (3,000 degrees!) into molds.
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Think of it as a “gritty ballet where all the dancers are decked out in helmets and head-to-toe in leathers, dancing around a roaring furnace and pouring red hot metal into molds.”
If you’d like to create your own molds ahead of time, you can watch them get filled with molten iron at the event. A scratch block workshop costs $50. They’re held on dates in August, September, October and November, 2022. Learn more and sign up here.
In addition, the event includes:
- Drumming performances from Batalá Durham
- Fire breathers
- Kid-friendly activities
- Local food trucks
- Craft beer
- Liberty art artists’ work for sale
- Liberty Arts t-shirts
- Beer glasses for sale
- Hand-blown glass pumpkins for sale
Those who participated in the Scratch Block classes at the Foundry will get to watch their molds filled with molten iron.