DATES: OCT. 21 – 24, 2021
Repair Days is the Metal Museum's largest annual fundraiser. Bring your metal items to the Museum this October to have them restored to their former glory. All proceeds from repairs help support annual programming such as virtual exhibition tours, educational activity guides, demonstration videos, apprenticeships, and more.
During this annual event, our volunteer repair specialists restore metal items to their former glory – everything from rusted garden furniture to broken jewelry to warped heirloom silver – all to raise funds for Museum programs. At Repair Days we’ve seen it all and and repaired it all.
There’s nothing like watching blacksmiths move steel as easily as clay or watching a foundry crew melt down and pour over 2,000 pounds of iron. In the Repair Days Family Fun Tent, aspiring metalsmiths of all ages and skill levels can try their hand at various processes.
Every year the Museum receives handcrafted and one-of-a-kind metal works as donations to the Repair Days Art Auction. Adorn yourself or your home by bidding in the annual Auction, while knowing that you have contributed vital funds to support the Metal Museum's programs and initiatives in the coming year.
The Metal Museum serves as a gathering place for the metalsmithing community – with Repair Days serving as a family reunion of sorts. Artists and volunteers alike can reconnect with old friends and make new ones through a variety of programming throughout the week.