Buffalo was, is, and will always be a Steel Town. Rather than hiding from our past, and continuing to destroy our steel legacy, there are some people who are attempting to promote it.
At the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, volunteers work towards promoting our industrial past by salvaging significant items that reflect our blue collar heritage. They also rally the community behind preserving and celebrating our past, while promoting those who continue to work in the steel and iron related arts and job fields.
On Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10:00am – 5:00pm, the Steel Plant Museum will be hosting the inaugural Steelfest. The festival will showcase articles of interest from this city’s past industrial might. The event will also bring together local artists, craftspeople and cultural organizations dedicated to promoting and preserving our steel legacy.
Steelfest will be held in the parking lot of the Heritage DiscoveRY Center Buffalo, which will allow for plenty of space to set up exhibits, demonstrations and crafts tables. A new exhibit titled “Fascinating Forms: A Patricia Layman Bazelon Retrospective” will be opening during the festival. Bazelon was an artist who managed to capture the beauty and industrial grit of Bethlehem Steel before it was destroyed.
Come celebrate Buffalo in an industrial light!
For more information, check out the Facebook event page.