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!
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.
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!
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!
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.