In addition to functioning as a custom printshop, Hot Iron Press also actively organizes a number of projects and grassroots arts activities, including The Front, a gallery space; the New Orleans Bookfair; The Annual Babylon Lexicon Book Arts Show, featuring work by local, national, and international artists who use the form of the book as a medium of visual expression; and The Rebuild Fund, to help support and rebuild grassroots arts organizations in New Orleans after Katrina.