L'hôtel des arts
Since 1999, l'Hôtel des arts, the Mediterranean centre of art of the General Council of the Var department, rich in a collection of 200 works, has endeavoured to promote modern and contemporary art.
Since 2012, the programming of the Art centre has widened its sphere of action to the fields of architecture and digital arts, while placing Mediterranean culture in the centre of its concerns.
As seasons go by, the mediators of the centre of art have invited the public to participative and educational actions. Every exhibition gives rise to hands-on workshops, inspired by the works of the artist on display.
Activities of public awareness concern all the arts, from painting to photography, via sculpture or digital culture, corresponding to all ages. Free discovery itineraries and creative workshops welcome children from the age of 4, as well as their parents. Itineraries for groups and school children as well as evening visits are organized upon reservation.
L'Hôtel des arts places cultural actions at the heart of its ambitions. Since 2003, exhibitions have been planned through the whole Var department area. At the end of 2013, works of enlargement will allow the centre of art to develop a new project, in which the relation to the public and in the city will be privileged. On the ground floor, the exhibitions dedicated to the new arts will come in forms of projections, conferences, readings or thematic meals to promote exchanges.