Venue Spotlight: Foundry Art Centré

The Foundry Art Centre resides in what was once a train car factory; a 1920’s structure formerly owned by American Car & Foundry. Rather than demolish the 36,800 square foot building, the community of St. Charles worked tirelessly to complete a $2.2 million renovation and opened the region’s premiere, interactive, interdisciplinary art center in the spring of 2004.

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

The public’s active participation continues to make the Foundry Art Centre successful in our mission to connect people with the Arts through Exhibitions, Studio Artists, Performances, and Education.

The Foundry Art Centre resides in what was once a train car factory; a 1920’s structure formerly owned by American Car & Foundry. Rather than demolish the 36,800 square foot building, the community of St. Charles worked tirelessly to complete a $2.2 million renovation and opened the region’s premiere, interactive, interdisciplinary art center in the spring of 2004.

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

The public’s active participation continues to make the Foundry Art Centre successful in our mission to connect people with the Arts through Exhibitions, Studio Artists, Performances, and Education.

Located alongside the Missouri River and Katy Trail in downtown St. Charles, the Foundry Art Centre is a place where artists can create and exhibit their work. The beautifully redesigned interior of the old Foundry, where railroad cars were once produced, is now a cultural center for the St. Charles & St. Louis area featuring national, international and regional art. Add flowers, music and delicious food from some of the area’s best caterers and the Foundry Art Centre becomes a picturesque backdrop for your special event. The St. Charles area and surrounding communities benefit from the Foundry’s Grand Hall, which serves as a beautiful and desired location for public events and private functions.

For more information, or to schedule a site visit, contact:

Melanie Sanders

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Centre
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone. 636-255-0270
Fax. 636-925-0345
Email: events@foundryartcentre.org
Web: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/event-rental