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May 2018

Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring some friends and beverages (adult included!) and join the Sloss metal arts staff for a night of cast iron creative fun! It's like sips and strokes on steroids! The Sloss artists will help you create your own cast iron bowl (doodle bowl) for $45. The bowl mold and tools are provided. All ages.

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June 2018

Second Saturdays at Sloss – Walk and Talk in Grandmother’s Garden

June 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Join us on June 9 for our monthly Walk and Talk in Grandmother's Garden in the Sloss Quarters. This month we'll be talking about GMOs in Grandmother's Garden? Horticulturalist Sallie Lee will talk about "Genetically modified organisms" and how they are living things that have been manipulated for a different set of genes. We will discuss how they differ from heirlooms and hybrids and if "grandmother" would have planted them. We'll mainly talk about tomatoes, corn, and yellow squash. This…

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PrideFest 2018

June 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Central Alabama Pride presents the 2018 PrideFest at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark as part of Pride Week! PrideFest will be full of vendors displaying all sorts of Pride and non-Pride related merchandise. Be sure to take a look at all they have to offer. Food and beverage is also available. PrideFest is an all-day and evening event with live entertainment. Beginning at 11AM featuring Thea Austin, David Hernandez, Frenchie Davis, Chad Michaels, Rhea Litré, Derick Barry, Roxxy Andrews and Kimora Blac!…

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Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring some friends and beverages (adult included!) and join the Sloss metal arts staff for a night of cast iron creative fun! It's like sips and strokes on steroids! The Sloss artists will help you create your own cast iron bowl (doodle bowl) for $45. The bowl mold and tools are provided. All ages.

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Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

A three day class for those with no experience taught by Sloss’ very own metal artists. You’ll leave the class with a clear understanding of how to cast a metal sculpture. (Please note that convenience fees apply to all online registrations) Friday 6-9pm Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm This class is for 18 years of age or older. Please visit the Sloss Metal Arts website for tickets and more information.

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Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio

June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days and be finished by 5pm. (Please note that convenience fees apply to all online registration.) Friday, 6-9pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm This open studio is for 18 years of age or older. Please visit the Sloss Metal Arts website for tickets and more information.

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Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Learn to dance between fire, hammer, and anvil using basic blacksmithing tools. Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm This class is for 16 years of age or older. Please visit the Sloss Metal Arts website for tickets and more information.

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Creative Welding Class

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

No experience necessary! In this workshop you’ll learn to make cool stuff for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to use a cutting torch and welder to create your own works of art. Time: 10 am – 4 pm Workshop provides equipment, supplies, and instruction in the use of MIG welders. Students are welcome to bring their own welders if they prefer to learn on their own equipment. This class…

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Historic Night Tour of Sloss Furnaces

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$25.00

We are pleased to announce the date for our second Historic Night Tour! We have expanded to four tour times: 7:00, 7:30, 9:00, and 9:30pm on Thursday, June 28. The tour includes a short presentation by our Curator on the historic reasons people believe the site is haunted, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the site that focuses on the mysteries and deaths that occurred there. The cost is $25 per person. To register, email our Education Coordinator, Ty Malugani,…

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Sloss Alive!

June 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

        Join the young actors of “Make it Happen” Youth Ensemble as they take audiences on a sneak peek tour of the history of Sloss Furnaces. This production introduces us to the timeline and history of a company that came to be known as an “Industrial Giant”. Under the artistic direction of Alicia Johnson Williams, this is a fascinating and inspirational opportunity to learn more about Sloss Furnaces, and is sure to touch the hearts of many.…

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