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.



Graffiti art – Work & Progress

July 6 – October 6, 2024

Within a unique and immersive exhibition, the Crest Art Center is offering this summer the opportunity to discover one of the symbolic artistic practices of Street Art : Graffiti Art.

Graffiti Art finds its origins in the large metropolises of the Eastern United States at the end of the 1960s. Influenced by a social context against a backdrop of economic crisis and urban development conducive to its emergence, this practice is anchored in part in an emerging culture : Hip-Hop.

Graffiti Art then spread from the beginning of the 1980s to other major world capitals, today offering the public a broader spectrum of its practice : original and often illegal Writing : Tag and Graff (piece, masterpiece), to the creation of monumental frescoes to order as part of a muralism festival.

The exhibition offers you a reflective, plural and didactic approach to graffiti by bringing together a selection of works by local and regional artists illustrating the diversity of approaches to this artistic form. Through their hanging, the artists invite you to discover and immerse yourself in the different stages of research, experimentation and creation of their works.

Exhibition curator: Vincent Lansade, Collective Sorry Graffiti

Support for the organization of the exhibition : Culture and entertainment center of the city, City of Crest




# Opening reception, DJ set and live painting

Friday July 5 at 6:30 p.m.

# Family visits

Wednesday July 24, August 21 and 28 at 3 p.m.

Enjoy a lively visit, suitable for children, to discover the exhibition with your family.


# Collective fresco throughout the exhibition

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During three live painting sessions, spread over the duration of the exhibition, artists from the Sorry Graffiti collective will create a fresco in front of the Art Center.
Take advantage of these creative times to interact with the artists and see them in action!

The different panels created during the live paintings will gradually be installed within the exhibition.


# Guided tours

Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22 at 2:30 p.m.

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, we invite you to discover the Graffiti art exhibition accompanied by a mediator from the Art Center.

Free admission, limited seating available. Booking is recommended


# Workshop “Learn to create your first Graff lettering

Wednesday October 3 and Saturday October 5
at the Crest Art Center

The Sorry Graffiti collective will host two workshop sessions to discover and practice lettering through drawing.

By reservation
Limited to 25 people, from 8 years old. Duration : 2 hours


# Animated visits for groups and schools

By reservation



Email to

Telephone :
– at 09 61 67 27 33 (during art center opening hours)
– at 04 75 76 61 38 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday)

Preparing for your visit

Days, schedule, prices and getting there


Place Medvode (Champ-de-mars)
26400 Crest
09 61 67 27 33 / 04 75 76 61 38

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

    Exhibition Catalogue

    A catalog of the exhibition, published by the City of Crest and written by the curator, is available at the Crest Art Center and by mail (6 € postage).

    For mailings and orders at the bookseller’s price, contact the city’s Culture and Animation team at the following address : or by phone at 04 75 76 61 38.

    40 pages, 48 ​​illustrations
    ISBN 979-10-415-2100-5
    Price : 15 €

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