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April 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The 12th Annual Gumbo Gala is a gumbo cooking competition featuring backyard and professional chefs. Guests get to sample a delicious array of gumbos from chicken and sausage to seafood! Teams compete in a variety of categories and vie for coveted titles and bragging rights. For ticket prices please visit their website.

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Iron City Cosplay Day/Photoshoot

April 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$7.00

Here comes another epic year of fun for cosplayers and photographers from all around. This year we have a special treat for you: we have now moved to our location to Sloss Furnaces giving you a new and more fun experience that brings your artwork to life. Come and spend the day with us as we have lots of photographers from the Southeast coming in to shoot with you guys.

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Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama

April 25, 2017 @ 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). The bowl mold and tools are provided. All ages Please visit their website for ticket information.

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May 2017

Second Saturdays at Grandmother’s Garden at Sloss Quarters

May 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Please join us for our third WALK & TALK of the year. Take a stroll in the garden as we introduce the medicinal and historical uses of two of our signature plants at Grandmother's Garden: Passionflower & Mulberry. Passionflower works as a nervine and helps promote restful sleep; hence, considered an effective treatment for insomnia. As well it is the sole food source for the Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly! Mulberry, considered a blood tonic, helps cleanse the blood, improving…

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Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama

May 18, 2017 @ 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). The bowl mold and tools are provided. All ages Please visit their website for ticket information.

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Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 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. Friday: 6:00-9:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm 18+ Please visit their website for ticket information.

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Iron and Bronze Casting: Artists Open Studio

May 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 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. Friday: 6:00-9:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm 18+ Please visit their website for ticket information.

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Creative Welding Class

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 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. 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. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm 16+ Please visit their…

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Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Learn to dance between fire, hammer and anvil using basic blacksmithing tools. Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm 16+ Please visit their website for ticket information.

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June 2017

Second Saturdays at Grandmother’s Garden at Sloss Quarters

June 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Please join us for our fourth WALK & TALK of the year. This month's topic will be "Common and Holy Basils - Tinctures and Teas." Please enter through the gate under the First Avenue North viaduct.

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