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The Santa Barbara Art Foundry - CLOSED

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Reagan Ranch Story

The Young Americas Foundation purchased the Ronald Regan Ranch near Santa Barbara and brought the... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2014
John S
Houghton, Michigan
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We went to the foundry this past weekend. My wife and I met one of the owners and three employees... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2014
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Jun 8, 2014
“Frogman and Licensed Erte Bronzes”
May 19, 2014
“High pressure sales place”
Join us on a unique guided tour of our working art foundry, where skilled artisans transform molten bronze into beautiful sculpture. Enjoy glass of local award-winning wine as you step into our fine art show room.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
120 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1819
+1 805-324-4230
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Surprise in the funk district. If you want conversation-generating art, this is a good place to start.

Date of experience: June 2014
Reviewed May 19, 2014

While the art on display at reception was interesting, the foundry items , which were lovely, were also very expensive. You are "encouraged" to take a tour , which, in fact was an opportunity to watch someone casting an object. It took so long we...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Young Americas Foundation purchased the Ronald Regan Ranch near Santa Barbara and brought the story of the Ranch and President Reagan to a new Exhibit Hall in Downtown Santa Barbara. Docents are there to give you a guided tour. There is no charge.

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went to the foundry this past weekend. My wife and I met one of the owners and three employees. There is also a winebar inside and we met them too but we didn't taste any wine because of our timing but they were very...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

The people here were super helpful, and the art was amazing. Mostly bronze work (it is a foundry after all). The tour was one of the highlights of our Santa Barbara trip. Andy, our guide, explained the incredible amount of detailed work that goes into...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I am a local SB resident and had a great time tonight at the Foundry. Super fun and educational and enjoyed the wine tasting too! I will definitely be back with any visitors and guests and recommend this to anyone visiting SB or the Funk...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a fantastic surprise! We were taking visiting relatives on a wine tasting trip to Santa Barbara's Funk Zone and a visit to the Art Foundry was recommended to us. This is a bronze foundry and we were given a tour by a very helpful...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Took the train from Ventura to Santa Barbara yesterday to explore the Funk Zone and happened onto The Foundry. What a find! Great art gallery displaying several artist's works and recognized Frogman's creations as I have one at home. I highly recommend the tour which...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

A friend took us there before we came back to China. Great place, friendly people, interesting workshop tour. Love the frogs there, and the octopus, the paintings, and the wines.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Jingnan
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Great space, Great Works of art, great wine and wonderful people. This is one of the most inviting galleries I have ever visited. Plan on taking your time as there is so much to see. Take the foundry tour, drink a little wine and you...More

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