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Photo: original Foundry buildings

ROOTED IN ART

Foundry Vineyards has deep roots in contemporary art and the Walla Walla Valley. In 1980 Walla Walla natives Mark and Patty opened the Walla Walla Foundry, a contemporary art production facility. Today the Walla Walla Foundry works with renowned artists worldwide and has been recognized as one of the premier fine-art casting facilities in the US.

Foundry Vineyards began in 1998 when the Andersons planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes on their property. In 2003 they produced the first vintage with label artwork by celebrated artist Jim Dine. Intended to commemorate the artists who had worked with the Walla Walla Foundry, this wine became the basis for the flagship Artisan Blend and marked the beginning of a winery built upon Art+Wine. 

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GALLERY AT FOUNDRY VINEYARDS WALLA WALLA

The gallery at Foundry Vineyards opened in 2010 and has been fortunate to exhibit artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Ai Weiwei, Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Matthew Day Jackson, Rob Pruitt, James Lavadour, and more. In the gallery, we aim to exhibit a diverse group of established artists, mediums, and concepts predominantly in the vein of contemporary art. 

The gallery hosts quarterly exhibits. Though the dates are subject to change, art openings typically occur in February, May, August, and November and are co-curated by owners Lisa & Jay Anderson. The Foundry Vineyards gallery is not open for artist inquiries, however the Andersons believe strongly in collaboration and are open to proposals from art and humanities focused organizations. 

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PIONEER SQUARE
ART WALK

Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle's artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios. Today, Pioneer Square is the center of Seattle’s art scene, exhibiting the depth and range of the vibrant Pacific Northwest arts community, all within one square mile.

The first Thursday Art Walk is the longest-running established art walk in the nation, founded in 1981. Every first Thursday of the month, Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood welcomes you to join us to continue this venerated tradition with exceptional artists, innovative works, and creative kinship.  At Foundry Vineyards' Seattle tasting room, we feature a talented range of artists and mediums curated by Sallyann Corn.

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