Liberty Arts, 918 Pearl Street, Durham, is a sculpture studio, foundry, gallery and art space. It serves as an incubator in which artists learn from each other.
Liberty Arts offers classes in welding, casting, stone-carving, woodworking, plasma-cutting and ceramics.
They are known for their work in iron. Each year they hold a public iron pour in Durham Central Park.
Here are a few upcoming events open to the public:
Every Thursday through November 14th, 2019
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Liberty Arts, 918 Pearl Street, Durham
Hate your job? Got dumped by your honey? Waiter put Cilantro in your food by mistake? Liberty Arts can help you feel better. Just come by and help them break up some old bathtubs and radiators to make sculpture right here in Durham. You’ll get in your cardio in, and your frustrations out!
You can come by every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm and break some iron for the upcoming pour on November 16th. Just show up at the the Studio – 918 Pearl St. – with closed-toed shoes, preferably leather boots, and pants. They have all the other protective gear – gloves, jacket, glasses, helmets, face shields and earplugs.
They also have a great assortment of hammers and other tools of destruction. Free and fun!
Saturdays at the Foundry
Every Saturday through November 30th, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Foundry is on Foster Street across from Durham Central Park
Every Saturday, Liberty Arts invites you look around the only non-profit, art-centered foundry in the Southeast. They will share with you some of the metal casting process while giving you some inside scoops about Durham history. Come visit with Liberty Arts while the Durham Farmer’s Market and Craft Markets are open. Many of the artists will be selling their beautiful, made-in-Durham Art.
By the way, it was at this foundry at Durham Central Park that Major the Bull was created.
Liberty Arts Iron Pour
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Durham Central Park
On Saturday, November 16th, Liberty Arts will be melting 3000 pounds of iron at 3000 degrees right in the middle of Durham Central Park. Sound crazy? It’s just what they do for fun.
If you’ve never seen an Iron Pour, think about 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.