About the Community Iron Pour

Check out this great video by CBCS student, Carlos Franco and mark your calendars for Iron Pour 2020, Saturday, October 3rd!
During the first week of October, join the Center for our annual Community Collaborative Iron Pour in Crested Butte. An Iron Pour is the creation of sculpture through the pouring of molten iron into molds and is a sight to see complete with sparks and fiery displays.
The whole community is invited! For the weeks leading up to the pour, we provide students, artists, university students, and community members (including kids!) the opportunity to create sculpture molds to cast at the Pour. This year, this public art spectacle fires up the Center’s newly commissioned cupola furnace.
Come watch the sparks fly and witness of the force of our Iron Pour in action!


There’s lots of opportunities for community members of all ages, abilities, time commitments and price points to get involved. Choose to make a Scratch Block, or new this year, participate in the three-hour Iron Relief Sculpture Workshop. If you’d like to dig deeper, invest in the week-long Sculpture Workshop.

Scratch Blocks

Community members are invited to make iron sculptures of their own - and it's easy to do! Attend one of the Sand Block Carving Events where you will have the opportunity to carve a design into a pre-made sand block. New this year, choose a heart-shaped block! Drop in to one of our Community Sculpture Making Events listed below. 


For more information, questions or inquiries, contact Visual Arts Program Manager Kate Harrington at 970-349-7487 or artsstudiocb@gmail.com

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For more information please contact Kate Harrington at above.