ABOUT KEYSTONE IRON WORKS
MISSION: Keystone Iron Works engages at-risk youth in the activity of Iron Casting. Keystone Iron Works connects students to faculty and their community through mentorship, stewardship, respect for process and teamwork. KIW's high school students, college mentors, and professional artists showcase their skills at the annual Fire at the Furnace and Arts on Fire Festival casting their own sculptures as well as over 200 cast iron tiles made by the community members. KIW students give back to the community by donating collaborative sculptural works to Confluence Sculpture Park. These sculptures become a permanent part of the areas cultural landscape.
VISION: Keystone Iron Works will invigorate and preserve the Historic Scranton Furnace transforming that site into a living museum encouraging the stewardship of its upkeep for generations to come. Keystone Iron Works will empower participants to establish positive and creative propensities for a lifetime.