Leckey Live tours Arts on Fire!

Morning television viewers across Northeast PA got a sneak peek of the festivities set for this year’s Arts on Fire Festival when Ryan Leckey of WNEP-TV toured the festival site. 



Beginning at 4:30 a.m., Leckey and his high-energy style was on display from the setting of the Historic Iron Furnaces in Scranton, bringing demonstrations from several of the participating artists into thousands of homes across the region. 

Demonstrating their work was blacksmith Dan Perry, RAKU artist Jared Jaffe, twirlers, and the Mid Valley High School Steel Drum Band. 

Check out the segments via this link! 


ECTV tours Arts on Fire site

The historic Iron Furnaces in Scranton are a historical treasure, one that provides a truly unique setting for Arts on Fire!

Before the Arts on Fire Festival kicks off, get a behind-the-scenes look at the furnaces by tuning in to Electric City Television, better known as ECTV. The walk-through (11 minutes in length)  airs at various times on ECTV, so be sure to check the online broadcast schedule in the attached link for the next show time. 

Meet Keystone Iron Works

Keystone Iron Works is an eight week ARTS Engage! casting iron workshop program for high school students run by Keystone College. The program culminates in a Friday night iron pour and Sunday community pour at the Scranton Iron Furnaces as part of the Arts on Fire Festival. Students work directly with skilled visiting sculptors and faculty from Keystone College to learn the unique art of producing cast iron sculpture, including sculpting a clay positive, making and assembling a mold, preparing the furnace, melting and pouring the iron.

Check out some of the work done by Keystone Iron Works students and faculty in the photos below.






The program is free and open to the public.For more information about Keystone Iron Works, contact Nikki Moser at ironworks@keystone.edu or 570.840.2323.

Artists galore!

From near and far, a variety of artists are set to spice up the offerings at the 2013 Arts on Fire Festival.

arts on fire vendors

A total of 13 different vendors will be offering their finest handiwork for sale during the Saturday and Sunday portions of the festival. Several artists come from in and around Lackawanna County, with others coming from elsewhere in the northeastern United States, and one from as far away as Florida!

Each artist brings a unique blend of talent and creativity to Arts on Fire, with delights that are sure to be pleasing to the eye. Check out some samples of their work below, and be sure to stop at their booths on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. The festival will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Cathleen Repholz (Thornhurst, PA) Image

Cyntia and Art Williams (Palatka, FL) Image

Diane Levenson (Conestoga, PA) Image

Dale Craft (Lords Valley, PA) Image

David Walton (Stone Ridge, NY) Image

Dennis Gustitus (Pringle, PA) Image

Diana Vicenti (Richmond, VA) Image

Katherine Gannon (Bridgeton, NJ) Image

Keysha Whitsel (Landisville, PA) Image

Lisa McConnell (Harrisburg, PA) Image

Mary Beth Nardy (Aston, PA) Image

Melissa Woods (Toledo, OH) Image

Stacey Krantz Jewelry (Fredrick, MD) Image

Raffle Basket Prizes Announced!


Visitors to the “Fire at the Furnace” fundraiser on Friday, June 7, will have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Our list of available raffle prizes includes the following:

 –Four club-level seats to a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game (donated by Lackawanna County Commissioners)

Eight general admission seats to a future Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game (donated by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders)

Six tickets for a pre-selected New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium (donated by Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Original iron casting (donated by Keystone Iron Works)

Two sets of two 3-day passes for The Peach Music Festival, August 15-18 (donated by Live Nation)

Four passes to the Coal Mine Tour, Trolley Museum, and Steamtown National Historic Site

Outdoor fire pit (donated by Home Deopt)

Electric Fire Pit (donated by Boscov’s)

One pickup truck-load of firewood (donated by Lackawanna County Parks and Recreation Department)