Tickets are around $40 for a 3-hour Carrie Furnaces tour and workshop while learning more about the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. It's pretty interesting and quite enlightening. Not what you'd expect for something graffiti related in Pittsburgh.
PLEASE NOTE - The June 21 tour date has been rescheduled for July 19
Here's the info:
Learn about the underground culture of graffiti, its history and how it continues to evolve today as an art form. The tours will walk you through the entire Carrie Furnaces site, highlighting works while encouraging open discussion about graffiti as a whole. The workshops give our guests a hands on experience with design, letter form, specific techniques, and painting with aerosol.
A limited number of tickets are available. Allow 3 hours. Recommended for ages 8+
Please note that Advanced Sale tickets are very important so they can plan to have enough supplies for guests.
To sign up, please visit www.bit.ly/graffititours
For more information on this and other programs sponsored by the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, please visit www.RiversOfSteel.com
For more information on the Carrie Furnace Graffiti Project, please visit www.DoWhatWeLove.com
If you can't attend on July 19, please consider attending one of the other monthy urban art tour/workshop dates which take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May-October. Place see the above flyer schedule.
For more information on other tours at the Carrie Furnaces, please visit http://www.riversofsteel.com/_uploads/files/2014%20Tours%20and%20Events%20Flier.pdf