Society of Sculptors Presents: FireTree Sculpture Festival

3rd Annual Creativity Celebration

A free interactive event for kids and adults.

Saturday, July 20
Millvale – Riverfront Park
12-10 pm

Hands-on activities and demonstrations including Patti Menick demonstrating soft metal techniques; creating a character from Game of Thrones; DRACARYS!



Taking the mystery out of sculpture, the Society of Sculptors, better known as S.O.S is answering the question, “How did you make that?

Local sculptors will demonstrate a diverse sampling of sculptural techniques at the 3rd annual FireTree Sculpture Festival. Visitors can also give it a try themselves with many hands-on opportunities to make some of their own artwork. Some of the action areas you’ll find at this free family-friendly event are welding, stone carving, hot metal pour, mold making, clay modeling, precious metal clay, stone carving, glass, and blacksmithing.

Throughout the day, the music of local musicians will fill Riverfront Park along Pittsburgh’s North Shore Trail at the 40th Street Bridge. A sculpture exhibition, art raffle basket, arts organizations, craft beer from the Grist House, and food will also be present. The day culminates at nightfall with the Community Fire Celebration, when the 22-foot tall metal FireTree will light up with fire and fireworks as a powerful symbol of positive community engagement.

“It’s like Burning Man in Pittsburgh.”
Madeline Quigley, Blogger and Journalist

Organized by the Society of Sculptors
Founded in 1935, Society of Sculptors is a collaborative artistic community of sculptors promoting high standards and opportunities for all sculptural art forms while increasing public awareness and visibility of the organization and its individual members through exhibitions, partnerships and events. S.O.S recognizes, fosters, and promotes the vital and enduring significance of sculpture within the Pittsburgh Region.