Welcome to The Foundry, an art gallery and gift shop nestled in the heart of Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore. Located in Denton, Maryland, and managed by the Caroline County Council of Arts, The Foundry hosts local artwork from over 40 of Caroline County’s most talented artists and artisans.

We sell a variety of pieces that capture the essence of Eastern Shore living, from paintings and photography to handmade jewelry, woodwork, note cards, pottery and other unique items. Also on display in The Foundry are over 75 glazed tiles from our Community Tile project.

Built in 1850, The Foundry was opened to the public in 2006 after extensive renovations. With its prominent location on Market Street in Denton, the restoration of the building has greatly improved the appearance of the downtown area. A complete history of the property is available for download here.

The venue also provides space for classes and events featuring a variety of artistic mediums. Located in the Denton Artsway A&E District, artists who sell their work at The Foundry may be eligible for special tax breaks and incentives.

There’s always something going on at The Foundry. To follow Foundry news and events, please visit our Facebook page, check back frequently or call 410.479.1009.  If you are a local artist interested in displaying and selling your artwork at The Foundry, please download our Artist Application Packet.

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Plan Your Visit to The Foundry


401 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629

Open Wednesday through Saturday
12:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Admission is free, donations are gladly accepted.



Free parking is available along Franklin & Gay Streets. There area also three municipal parking lots within easy walking distance. Metered parking is available along Market Street directly across from the Foundry.

Public Art at The Foundry

CCCA has supported a variety of public art projects throughout the County. The Musician and the Muses is one of CCCA’s most recognizable and iconic public art projects. The Musician is a life-size sculpture of a male figure constructed of baling wire. He is playing an acoustic guitar adorned with mosaic tiles. Nearby, the female figure of The Muse, also constructed with baling wire, arches backwards with her arms extended toward the sky with whimsical accents among her hair and feet. She embodies a sense of grace and vitality, representing the performing arts in our community.

The installation also includes two decorative benches with iron designs representing the performing and visual arts. A large mosaic piece incorporates a tree design to represent growth of the arts. The mosaic includes the poem The Invitation, which represents possibility and inclusion, as well as a nod to the importance of the literary arts.

Lead Artist for The Musician and the Muses was Danielle Darling, who designed and made the wire sculptures and designed the ironwork for the benches. The benches were constructed by Matt Tamuty (ironwork) and Jake Jacobs (wood elements). The mosaics were created by Susan Belton, and the poem was created by Harry Burnett. Matt Ghrist oversaw production of the installation, and Damien Dowdall also helped with execution of the installation.

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