The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)        

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ABANA is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.

Conference Division

ABANA Past Conferences List

Year

City

State

2012

Rapid City

South Dakota

2010

Memphis

Tennessee

2006

Seattle

Washington

2004

Richmond

Kentucky

2002

La Crosse

Wisconsin

2000

Flagstaff

Arizona

1998

Asheville

North Carolina

1996

Alfred

New York

1994

St Louis

Missouri

1992

San Luis Obispo

California

1990

Alfred

New York

1988

Birmingham

Alabama

1986

Flagstaff

Arizona

1984

De Pere

Wisconsin

1982

Ripley

West Virginia

1980

Santa Cruz

California

1978

Purchase

New York

1976

Carbondale

Illinois

1975

Greenville

South Carolina

1974

Lumpkin

Georgia

1973

Lumpkin

Georgia