Foundry Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be moving this fall to a new location on 8th Street between U and V Streets, NW. Foundry’s new space will be at street level in a distinctive new building designed by noted architect Morris Adjmi. The building, known as Atlantic Plumbing in recognition of the site’s former industrial building, is part of a revitalized neighborhood being developed by The JBG Companies that includes luxury apartments and condos, restaurants, a cineplex, and other arts organizations. Foundry Gallery will join Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) in a grouping of ground floor spaces dedicated to creative tenants.
“After 10 years in our Dupont Circle location, all of us at Foundry Gallery are excited to be moving to such a vibrant area,” said Fran Abrams, President of the Board. “The new gallery will be more spacious than our current location and offers storefront display windows and handicapped accessibility, two features not available in our current location,” she said. “And the new space is being constructed according to plans that specifically meet the gallery’s needs, including a small kitchen that allows for catering receptions and other events.”
“Located only a few blocks from the U Street Metro on the Green and Yellow Lines, the new gallery space will be convenient to visitors from throughout the DC metropolitan area,” she added. “The neighborhood represents a significant eastward expansion of the popular arts-oriented U Street Corridor.”
Established in 1971, Foundry Gallery is Washington, DC’s oldest artist-run, nonprofit gallery and a respected fixture of the Washington art scene. It features artists with a rich diversity of artistic styles, mediums and techniques. Exhibits change each month and feature a solo artist or special exhibit in one gallery and the work of member artists in the second gallery. “The new space,” Abrams said, “allows us to continue this practice in two new spacious galleries. We look forward to welcoming our long-time patrons, new clients, and visitors to our new home in August.”
Please note, Foundry Gallery will remain open at the current Dupont Circle location through July 2015. Stay tuned for more updates about the move!