Foundry at Downtown Dubai

A new hybrid progressive art space has just opened in the heart of Dubai called Foundry. Foundry is a progressive art, cultural, and co-working space located on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. Not only is it perfect for the vibrant and busy neighborhood, but it is also a great addition to the art and culture scene in the city.

A Glimpse Inside

The art space will host a comprehensive program of art exhibitions, workshops, entertainment, and talks, as well as an inspiring environment for multidisciplinary activities elevating the arts and cultural scene of the UAE.

Foundry also includes a cozy cafe where visitors can grab a coffee and a bite to eat. And yes, you can (carefully) wander around the entire art space with a coffee in hand as you take in all the stunning art and installations.

Your Own Workspace

If you’re visiting the art space to work, the cafe is a nice option, but there is also a co-working space available on the upper floor. You will have enough seclusion so you can concentrate and tick off tasks on your to-do lists, but it also offers a view of the main art space below if you need a screen time break. But that’s not all you’ll find on this floor.

If you’re in the mood to read or get some creative thinking done, next to the co-working space there is a small corridor with reading pods. Complete with comfortable seats, this is the perfect spot to flip the pages of a book or to get some creative thinking done. You can even climb a small ladder to reach a pod on the upper berth if you want complete seclusion. Didn’t carry a book with you? Don’t worry, a selection of books is also available, and they even have options for students.

In the main art space, visitors will even find steps leading upstairs to ‘The Room’ – which is a space that can be used to create and record podcasts. Options for renting the spaces for personal shows will be available on their website soon.

More to Look Forward To

Starting this year, the progressive art space will also host cultural programs and events, host talks conducted by local, regional, and international artists and more. You will even be able to rent the space for personal shows via Foundry’s online portal.

Screenings of documentaries, movies, and art films and a variety of workshops are also in the works for the new year. For now, book some culture time in your calendar to check out the cool artwork they have on display.

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