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Art Exhibition in Toulouse | ©Alias Rex/Flickr
Art Exhibition in Toulouse | ©Alias Rex/Flickr

Discover The Coolest Local Galleries in Toulouse

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Updated: 20 November 2016
Whether you’re looking for that next striking piece to put above the fireplace, or you just want to peruse some work by local artists, galleries are a great place to discover fantastic new art. Read our guide to learn about the coolest local galleries in Toulouse, France.

 

Klasen Cow by Featured Artist Peter Klasen | ©Raphaël Labbé/Flickr

Klasen Cow by Featured Artist Peter Klasen | ©Raphaël Labbé/Flickr

Galerie Alain Daudet

Situated between two floors, this large, open-air gallery features a diverse collection of contemporary art. Explore modern sculptures, paintings, visual art, ceramics, and even artistic furniture. The staff are truly passionate about art, and won’t hesitate to show you around and discuss a few of the pieces on display. Be on the lookout for special events, or ask about renting the space to host your own!

Galerie Alain Daudet, 10 Rue de la Trinité Toulouse, FR, +33 053 431 7484

Croix Baragnon Gallery Sign | ©Stéphane Goldstein/Flickr

Croix Baragnon Gallery Sign | ©Stéphane Goldstein/Flickr

Esp. Croix Baragnon – Salle Bleue

Espace Croix Baragnon – Salle Bleue is a modern, contemporary gallery. The beautiful and spacious space is split into three sections; the ground floor is designed as a gallery meant to view art exhibitions. The second floor, known as the Blue Hall, is a musical venue that frequently hosts concerts of a multitude of genres, especially classical. Finally, the third floor acts as a residence for young Europeans visiting Toulouse for a short period of time. These guests are artists and you can peruse the space, s though it’s a gallery, and view their works while they are in progress. This Toulouse gallery is a hub of cultural activities; be sure to look into workshops and courses available. Some include pottery, drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture, and more.

Esp. Croix Baragnon – Salle Bleue, 24 Rue Croix Baragnon Toulouse, FR, +33 056 227 6060

Piece at Toulouse Contemporary Art Gallery | ©Iain Farrell/Flickr

Piece at Toulouse Contemporary Art Gallery | ©Iain Farrell/Flickr

Fondation d’Entreprise Espace Ecureuil Pour l’Art Contemporain

Located in the heart of the city on Place du Capitole, this hidden gallery is usually glossed over by passerbys. Exhibits rotate every two months, featuring sculptures, paintings, and multimedia. The people that work at the Foundation are very friendly and will answer any questions you may have about certain pieces. Entry is free and photographs are allowed!

Fondation d’Entreprise Espace Ecureuil Pour l’Art Contemporain, 3 Place du Capitole Toulouse, FR, +33 056 230 2330

BBB Art Piece | ©charolotte henard/Flickr

BBB Art Piece | ©charolotte henard/Flickr

BBB Centre d’Art

For the past 20 years, BBB has been an active resource and support center for artists of all kinds, both experienced and novices. Through education and cultural activity programs, the community center aspires to make us question the world around us, and connect us all through art. The gallery showcases art from emerging artists, giving them a safe space to share their work. BBB is very nurturing and offers information and training so that artists may continue to grow and learn through every stage of their process. BBB Centre d’art partakes in the annual art festival, as well as provides guided tours of the facility, and offers workshops and classes to those interested in plastic and visual contemporary art. The center believes that participation and engagement from the public is essential to the creative process, so don’t hesitate to pop in and explore!

BBB Centre d’Art, 96 Rue Michel Ange Toulouse, FR, +33 056 113 3714

Art Exhibition in Toulouse | ©Alias Rex/Flickr

Art Exhibition in Toulouse | ©Alias Rex/Flickr

Galerie des Carmes

Enter through the blue door of Galerie des Carmes and discover an art oasis. Here you can discover paintings, sculptures, and photographs from numerous artists, many of whom frequent the gallery themselves, allowing for enriching conversation between the artist and the audience. If you don’t speak with the creator about their work, talk to the friendly staff. They have knowledge of each and every piece and are excited to share with you. Ask them about workshops offered where you can try your own hand at making art; if you’re confident enough, you can even rent out the gallery and manage the sale of your works, just like the other artists.

Galerie des Carmes, 33 Rue des Polinaires Toulouse, FR, +33 056 147 3816