Free Public Tour
COME VISIT THE YARD... Free public tours meet the first Wednesday of every month at noon in our office at 27 Sims Ave. We are located on the first floor of the brick building halfway down the street on the left. This is a great way to find out more about our history, progra
For the working metal artist or experienced maker, we provide access to our metal shop beyond our classes. One of the most popular ways to get back into our studio is through Open Studios, offered each and every Sunday (check our homepage for cancellations). Open Studios are
Youth Open Studios
For the younger metal enthusiasts we have Youth Open Studio sessions. During our regular course season, our studios are open and free of charge to any high school student who has completed one or more of our youth programs in metalworking. During these monitored studio sessions, students can work
Second Saturday Volunteer Day
Second Saturday Volunteer Days at the Steel Yard are a great way to help out in a group setting. On the second Saturday of each month, from 11am – 3pm, we will work together to keep the Yard looking great. It’s a wonderful way to meet new people, give back to the Yard, and be creative. T
Site Rental: SEEED Conference
The Steel Yard will be rented out for Social Enterprise Greenhouses' SEED Conference. A collaboration between Brown University and Social Enterprise Greenhouse, SEEED is the first national conference to focus on what is needed to build an effective social enterprise ecosystem that can drive e
the Steel Yard is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator
The Steel Yard and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a 450 hour AmeriCorps member to serve as a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR The Steel Yard has nurtured, grown and depended on the contribution of volunteers for many years. Volunteer involvement in landscaping, building
Sneider Named as Executive Director
The Steel Yard Board of Directors has appointed Howie Sneider to the position of Executive Director, effective March 21, 2014. Sneider, who has served as acting director since December, came to the Steel Yard in 2004 as an artist renting studio space and as the teacher of the Yard's firs
SPRING COURSES POSTERS
Look at our beautiful 2014 Spring courses poster designed by Beth Brandon, isn't great!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Yardies! Wishing you all a very happy and creative 2014, The Steel Yard Crew
Newly Installed Banners on Olneyville Square!
Congratulations to Joel Taplin and Nick Vacca for fabricating these beautiful and sturdy decorative banners for Olneyville Square! Special thanks to concept designer Pippi Zornova and William Reeves, the City of Providence, OlneyvIlle Housing Corporation and Eagle Tree and Varmint.
Located deep in the heart of Providence’s historic ‘Industrial Valley' the Steel Yard’s two-acre site is a great destination for your conference, reception, meeting or performance. The site is available between April and October each year. We offer a range of event packages or will work with you to customize something perfect for your needs. In addition to being extremely affordable, by choosing to hold your event at the Steel Yard, you also support our programs: a percentage of your rental is tax-deductible.
Our site is available in its entirety or by area. Please consult the site rental plan site rental plan 2012 (pdf) for details on specific location. The flat price list follows below. We also welcome opportunities to develop a custom package for your event.
Getting married? Check out Yardie Hitch (pdf)
Movie Platform: $100 an hour
The Commons: $250 an hour or $1,300 for a full day (8 hour period)
The Back Forty: $75 an hour
Full Site rental per day: $2,500 (8 hour access, chairs and tables included)
Full Site with South Studio: $3,000 (8 hour access, chairs and tables included)
Full Site weekend access: $4,000 (Friday at 4pm through Sunday at 4pm, chairs and tables included)
- Non–profits receive a 15% discount (some exceptions apply)
- Event prices are based on a 300 person maximum. (For larger numbers, please contact us)
- ALL USAGE requires a damage deposit.
Tables: $8 a piece
Chairs: $2.50 a piece
BBQ Rental: $50 (charcoal and tools supplied)
Lot Parking: fees vary-please contact to discuss
Use of non-preferred food vendor or caterer: $100 (per vendor)
Things your event might require but we’ll arrange and take care of for a fee:
Event license: $150
Liquor license: $200
Event insurance $200
A little information about what we don’t include (but you’ll probably need), some suggestions on how to get it, along with details on additional services the Steel Yard can provide:
RENTALS: Although the Steel Yard has chairs and tables available (for up to 150), your event will likely require a tent, linens, portajohns and lighting. The Steel Yard can recommend a preferred list of quality, experienced vendors whose missions are appropriate to the Steel Yard’s own and who know our site well.
FOOD AND DRINK: The Steel Yard encourages you to make your event as locally grown as possible by working with caterers who provision from area farmers, bakers, brewers and vineyards. We are happy to suggest our current favorites to you. We encourage you to pick a caterer with a liquor license. If you need us to arrange one instead, the flat fee for this service is $200.
TALENT: At the heart of the Steel Yard’s mission is our dedication to supporting a vibrant economy fueled by with creative talent. As you consider everything from overall event design to awards, centerpieces and anything else, we encourage you to investigate the extraordinary talent found right here in the Steel Yard’s community. Our local artists and performers can help you create a truly unique event. Tell us a little bit about your ideas and we’ll get the ball rolling. We can even help you find a great character to MC. Really, we can.
A NICE PLACE FOR YOUR GUESTS: The Steel Yard can recommend local B &Bs, hotels and inns to suit any budget.
THE TERMS: To reserve one of our dates, we require a 50% deposit at the time of contract. Deposits are non-refundable unless notified in writing of cancellation within 30 days from contract execution. Cancellations that occur after 30 days will result in a full loss of the deposit. Deposits are not transferable to other dates or events. The balance of the deposit is due no later than 1 month before the event along with a refundable $500 damage deposit. Barring issues, the damage deposit will be returned no later than 2 weeks after the event. A cancellations within 30 days of the event forfeits both the deposit and the damage deposit.