Local Heritage

BY EXPOSITION(S) À LYON

“About a decade ago, I created this group to advertise my own exhibitions and prompt others to share their favourite events and their own creations. Today, even though I stopped creating art, I am still passionate with it and awed to see that this group and its more than 5,800 members lives on and keeps sharing inspirations on a daily basis.”

Philippe, Administrator

GALERIE FRANÇOISE BESSON | 10 Rue de Crimée, 1st arr.

Active since 2005 and focused on the latest trends of contemporary painting, the Galerie Françoise Besson exhibits the works of artists both emerging and confirmed. It mainly features modern painting, combined with either video or photography. This large gallery invites viewers to take the time to stroll in.

LA FONDATION LÉA ET NAPOLÉON BULLUKIAN | 26 Place Bellecour, 2nd arr.

Famous for its support of young artists, its desire to take a different approach to contemporary art and its commitment to medical research, the Fondation Bullukian is located in the very heart of Lyon and lends its space to artists of all sorts, either in terms of background, age or medium of expression. It showcases a heritage full of humanity that is definitely worth the visit!

LA BF15 | 11 Quai de la Pêcherie, 1st arr.

Walking along the long stretch of the Quai de la Pêcherie, one can hardly miss BF15, an original multidisciplinary art gallery. Its hallmark is to lend all its space to experienced and up-and-coming artists who exhibit their paintings, photos, sculptures or art installations. To make the concept of art accessible to everyone and educate the public about the investigation of the human condition, admission to the gallery is free.

GALERIE LE BLEU DU CIEL | 12 Rue des Fantasques, 1st arr.

A key venue for lovers of contemporary photography, Bleu du Ciel is a small gallery mainly focused on this discipline. Housed in a 190 sq. m building sitting on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood, it offers an extraordinary view over the Lyon metropolitan area. The place, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, combines all the necessary ingredients for embarking you upon an unforgettable journey.

GALERIE L’ABAT-JOUR | 33 Rue René Leynaud, 1st arr.

Sitting on the slopes of the Croix-Rousse district, L’Abat-Jour is an exhibition center that shines a light on many art disciplines, starting with photography, video and sonic experimentations. Visitors are in for an extremely interesting and instructive time, and prices are very affordable. Its gallery space and photographic lab make it a place like no other.