Alloy Pittsburgh is a unique visual and performing arts project co-founded by Pittsburgh artists Sean Derry and Chris McGinnis. The project was developed in collaboration with the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alloy Pittsburgh offers 15 artists from the greater Pittsburgh region the opportunity to develop temporary site-based artworks for the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop

A special thanks to Ron Baraff for inviting Chris and I along on a visit to the W.A. Young Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing, PA. The site was closed in 1966 but still retains all of its original equipment and overhead leather drive belts. Thank you George Blystone for showing us around.

Don't miss your opportunity to visit this gem! On Saturday, April 19th the Pittsburgh Area Artists Blacksmiths Association and Appalachian Blacksmith Association will offer blacksmiths demonstrations. George Blystone will provide tours of the foundry and belt drive machinery. The site opens at 9:00 and admission is free.

W. A. Young Foundry is located on Water Street in Rices Landing, PA 15357