Exhibiting the personal collection of businessman and art enthusiast Lucien Arkas, Arkas Art Center is beautiful inside and out. Located in the former French Consulate, a neoclassical beauty with a great sea view, the 10 different rooms on two floors have displayed various genres from the Arkas Collection, including the Luminists, Ottoman and French cartography, Ottoman carpets, and Post-Impressionists (to name a few).
Arkas Art Center, 1380 Sokak No:1 Alsancak, Izmir, Turkey, +90 232 464 66 00
This non-profit organization not only hosts national and international exhibition projects but also organizes lectures, seminars, performances, and screenings as well as having a studio for guest artists. Certainly the most contemporary of Izmir’s galleries, K2 is a sustainable contemporary art venue that focuses on both up-and-coming artists as well as the more established names.
Named after the Greek philosopher Diogenes, who was also one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy, Galeri Diogenes focuses exclusively on photography. The gallery, which opened in 2014, has been exhibiting both young talents as well as the more established names from the local and international photography scene.