Urban Art Workshops

Join Rivers of Steel Arts for this unique workshop in aerosol painting at the Carrie Furnaces!

Participants will get hands-on experience with style-writing, letter design and painting techniques while learning about the underground culture of graffiti, its history and how it continues to evolve as an art form.

Taking place on Friday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, these workshops are led by experienced urban artist Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts. Each guest has the chance to view Rivers of Steel's unique collection of graffiti murals created by artists from around the world and design their own canvas to take home as a workshop memento. 

Cost: $30

Time:  5:00 - 8:00 pm

Dates:  May 4
           June 15
           July 13
           August 17
           September 14


Great for students grades 4 and up! Please contact Stacy Drane or call 412-464-4020 ext. 32 to book this tour for your students.


The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104. Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it normally works on Google Maps however.  

Click here for turn by turn directions from Homestead/Duquesne and Edgewood/Swissvale.

If the ROAD CLOSED signs on Carrie Furnace Boulevard are up, please go around them and follow the road through the open gates to the parking lot.  

Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a former industrial site. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather as most of the tour/workshop is outdoors. Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted. At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.


160-inch Mill

160-Inch Mill
The Homestead Works 160-inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.