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9th Annual Masters of the Building Arts Festival 

When: Sat., March 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2013
Phone: (843) 577-5245
Price: Free
While you’ve probably admired many an iron garden gate while strolling the Battery, we bet you’ve never seen one made right in front of you. This weekend, you can see what goes into ironworking and other architectural crafts at the American College of the Building Arts, which calls the Old City Jail home. Their annual Building Arts Festival consists of lectures, displays, interactive demonstrations, and more from the college’s students and faculty, as well as expert guest lecturers. The activities will focus on the college’s six areas of study — timber framing, stone carving, masonry, ironwork, plaster, and carpentry — while also bringing in presentations on related topics, like sustainability lessons from HGTV and the graining technique from decorative artists Allen and Ina Brousseau Marx. Children are also welcome to join the fun, as there will be several stations set up for kids. “We felt very strongly about also encouraging creativity in children,” says ACBA’s event coordinator Patrick Guglielmo. This all-day festival will also have plenty of food, drinks, and live music to help keep the creative energy flowing. “Honestly, it’s just about bringing people together,” Guglielmo says. “Everyone can interact and network to build a stronger community. It’s also a great opportunity to show what we do here in the Jail — it’s not just about ghosts.”
— Brooks Brunson


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