St. Charles, MO - The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce MADE at the Foundry. This art exhibition stems from a collaborative partnership between MADE Makerspace, located in the Delmar Market District and the Foundry Art Centre. Featuring Makers, Artists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs, this exhibition will examine the unique interconnections between these creative disciplines. Works created by MADE members and studio artists, along with tools, technology, and other supplies will be on display. MADE at the Foundry places a strong emphasis on the importance of interactivity, innovation, and community engagement within the creative economy.
    “We are very excited to be partnering with the Foundry on this unique exhibition. Both our spaces support the St. Louis [area] community of makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, and we both provide resources for similar people in different spaces. Unifying our communities through innovative collaborations such as MADE at the Foundry inspires new connections for all our makers.” says Emily Elhoffer, MADE Member Director. “Our community ranges from practicing artists to novice furniture makers, retired sewing instructors to freelance jewelry designers, and so much more. We have over 200 active members using our shop, and our second floor hosts studio space for artists and inventors.”
    “This collaborative partnership just made sense.” Explains Sean FitzGibbons, Foundry Art Centre’s Executive Director. “The Foundry’s focus is to champion our region’s art community and we see that same focus at MADE. We are thrilled to see MADE at the Foundry as the first project in a continuing partnership. This inventive exhibition is a fantastic way to showcase the close relationships between art, craft, and technology.”

    A socially distanced opening reception for MADE at the Foundry is scheduled for Friday, March 12, from 5-7pm. For more information, please visit us at foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at jmannisi@foundryartcentre.org.

    About the Foundry Art Centre
    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.
    About MADE Makerspace
    MADE hosts classes and offers membership for all kinds of makers to gain access to a variety of equipment, including woodworking, laser cutting, sewing and quilting, screen printing, welding, machining, waterjet cutting, and 3D printing. To see highlights on their community members and a full list of equipment, visit madestl.com.