Cannes has a thriving art scene and there are many fantastic independent art galleries in and around the city showcasing the best of local, national and international contemporary art. From traditional African artwork to pop art and modern sculpture, we’ve picked the best galleries to visit in Cannes.
Galerie Neel, Cannes | © Galerie Neel
Galerie Neel was established in 1992 on Cannes
’ rue d’Antibes, where you’ll find many of the city’s chicest and most trendy boutiques. The gallery covers a wide gamut of artwork including paintings, sculptures and ceramics across genres as far-ranging as impressionism, surrealism, pop art and street art. The family-run business also holds art workshops for kids.
Galerie Arista showcases a wide variety of Western contemporary and traditional African art; it is as well-known for its African totems as it is for its contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs. In over 150 metres of floor space, over three rooms, you’ll find an eclectic range of avant-garde artwork, both for the collector and for the amateur. Call to check the gallery’s opening times as they change throughout the season.
Gallery Sintitulo near Cannes | © Courtesy of Galerie Sintitulo
José Louis Albertini opened his first gallery in New York in 1984, followed by this one just outside Cannes
in 1990. He loves to encourage a new generation of artists, particularly from the Mediterranean scene, and since 2002, all of the exhibitions here have been accompanied by an educational program for elementary schools. It’s one of the oldest contemporary art galleries in the area and has held over 200 shows for emerging artists as well as household names.