Iron Pour Sparks Creativity at PenArt

All ages are invited to participate in the festivities of the sixth annual Iron Pour Benefit at Peninsula School of Art on Oct. 10, 4 – 8 pm. For a donation of $15, each person may create a 5”x5” iron tile by scratching into a preformed, sand-and-resin mold using simple tools.

From 5 – 7 pm, Door County musicians Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon will provide live entertainment. At 6 pm, Door County artist Ben Anschutz, whose work is included in the School’s current Unusually Natural exhibition, will demonstrate hand-forming techniques with copper tubing and wire that he employs in the creation of his sculptures of trees and plant life. Seasonal refreshments will be provided by AC Tap, Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, and Door County Brewing Company.

PenArt Iron Pour

Molten iron is poured into sand-and-resin molds to make iron tiles. Courtesy of Peninsula School of Art.

At dusk, the dramatic pour of white-hot, molten iron begins, continuing until all the tiles are poured. Tiles will be cool enough for participants to take home that evening. Proceeds from the Iron Pour will benefit the art education programs at Peninsula School of Art.

No reservations are needed for the Iron Pour Benefit and there are no tile presales. Donations are taken at the door the day of the event. Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 County F in Fish Creek. For more information, call 920.868.3455 or visit


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