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Foundry Art Centre

520 N. Main Center St. Charles, MO 63301 | St. Charles | 636-255-0270

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An interdisciplinary fine arts center on the banks of the Missouri River in the Frenchtown district of Historic St. Charles, the Foundry Arts Centre features art galleries and twenty artist studios where visitors can watch artists at work. The center also offers a variety of art classes, which teach skills like pottery, mosaics, metalsmithing, Chinese painting and drawing.


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