The festival begins Friday, June 6 with the Fire at the Furnace fundraiser from 8 – 11 p.m. to support the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Iron Furnace Associates. The Friday evening celebration features a night-time iron casting demonstration and music by the local group, The Coal Town Rounders.
Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 feature all-day family activities, including food and beverages, music, children’s activities, black smithing, pottery, glassmaking demonstrations and a community iron pour. Visitors may also take a historic trolley ride to and from the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.
Launched in 2010, The Arts on Fire festival is a celebration of arts, heritage, industry and community held each year at the Iron Furnaces, a former foundry, built in the 1840s which served as a major employer for immigrants settling in the Scranton area. .
For more information on the Fire at the Furnace fundraiser on June 6 and the complete Arts on Fire Festival June 7-8, visit www.artsonfirefestival.com
(Information from Fran Kaplin)
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