The Art Center

On the rehabilitated site of the former Crest fire station, the Art Center is a municipal facility of 200 m² dedicated to temporary exhibitions.

The center hosts exhibitions that invite to discover the diversity of artistic expressions, between modern times,  art and crafts and contemporary art.

As part of its exhibitions at the Art Center, the City of Crest offers a program of events and educational animations to share art and techniques with all audiences.


Jacques Clerc

Sculpture, Engraving, Artists’ books

July 13 – October 16, 2022

Jacques Clerc was born in 1931 in Lons-le-Saunier. After a stint in Paris, he moved to Crest in 1956 where he still resides today.

Professor at the Beaux-arts de Valence from 1965 to 1991, Jacques Clerc is a sculptor, engraver, publisher of artists’ books and typographer.

His plastic research is essentially expressed outside of figuration. His work is characterized by a work of the material (printed paper, metals, wood, plaster) where the gesture retains an artisanal dimension, in the noble and technical sense of the term. His work is also marked by numerous collaborations and friendships with authors or artists. Finally, an important place is given to writing in his creations.

The Centre d’art de Crest is the natural and ideal setting for discovering or rediscovering the richness of this artist.

A publication, produced by the City of Crest on the occasion of the exhibition, allows visitors to extend their immersion in the artist’s work.


  • Masterpieces of French and international design

Decembre 2022 – February 2023



Preparing for your visit

Days, schedule, prices and getting there


Place du Champ-de-mars
26400 Crest
09 61 67 27 33

Facebook : Centre d’Art de Crest

  • Openning times :

Wednesday to Sunday : 2 pm – 6.30 pm

  • Price :
Adult € 5

Student, job seeker, disability card holder, large family card holder, tax credit beneficiary

€ 3
(2 adults with children)
€ 8
Under the age of 18 Free entrance

Groups of 10 people

€ 3 per person
  • Annual Pass :
    • Full price : 10 €

    • Reduced price : 6 €

    • Getting here :

    – 1h15 from Lyon by car
    – 35 minutes from High Speed Train (TGV) Railway station
    – Crest Railway station (SNCF)
    – Free parking for buses and cars, walking distance from the Art Center

    Extend your visit

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    Galerie Duvert 
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    Place du Champ-de-Mars – CREST
    04 75 25 31 41

    Galerie Espace LibertéGalerie Espace Liberté

    Promotion place of Contemporay and modern art and various form of artistic expression
    5, rue des Alpes – CREST
    09 52 37 99 86

    imprints Galerieimprints-Galerie
    Art gallery, Publishing house of print and artist book
    14, rue Jean Rousset – CREST
    06 41 22 02 11

    Tourism office – Pays de Crest et de Saillans – Coeur de Drôme
    Place de l’église – CREST
    04 75 25 11 38

    Tower of Crest
    Chemin du Donjon – CREST
    04 75 25 32 53

    Designed by Ville de Crest – Credit for homepage imagery : atelier d’architecture florent rougemont  Departement Drome   Region Auvergne Rhone Alpes  Etat  Ville de Crest