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.


Collective exhibition of 3D printed ceramics

from saturday 30th november to sunday 22nd decembre 2019

3D-3 TERRES is a collaborative project who brings together thirty partners questioning the evolution of ceramics and the arrival of new technologies in the scope of artistic professions. Animated by 8 Fablab and Cap Rural, the project allows 18 ceramic professionals (designers, potters, artists…) to discover and explore the numeric craft tools of 8 Fablab during 3 workshops.

3D • 3TERRES is a collaborative project, led by 8 Fablab Drôme and Cap Rural around thirty partners. Its aim is to examine the evolution of ceramics and the arrival of new technologies in the field of crafts, as well as their impact on local development in rural areas.

Following the acquisition of a ceramic 3D printer by 8 Fablab, the 3D • 3TERRES project proposes to experiment the use of a 3D printer with ceramics professionals.
18 of them, potters, artists, visual artists, designers, all from the Drôme and working clay, participated from November 2018 to February 2019 in a training-experimentation.
At the end of this time of discovery of the 3D printer, everyone was invited to produce one or more creations to feed a collective exhibition.

3D • 3TERRES The EXPO is running this autumn in the Drôme. It presents nearly 70 pieces digitally designed and printed in 3D, and shows what this encounter between digital and artistic professions produces.

Three round tables take place in parallel with the exhibition’s roaming and will allow for exchanges between professionals and deepen certain questions. At the Centre d’art, we host the workshop « Seizing digital 3D tools: needs and accompaniments of professionals » on Thursday, December 5th.

The exhibition was also visible:

At the party hall of Cliousclat from September 12th to 22nd
At the house of Dieulefit ceramics from October 16th to 27th


See you in 2020 with the exhibitions:

February-April: « Ikats, fabrics of life, a journey between East and West »

May-June: « Aubusson weaves Tolkien »

July-October: « Jacques Clerc – engraver, sculptor, publisher »

Crédit photographies Juan Robert



# Round table discussion

« Seizing digital 3D tools : needs and accompaniments of professionals »

Thursday December 5th from 2 to 4 pm

By reservation. Animated by 8 Fablab Drôme and Cap Rural

In parallel with the exhibition’s roaming, round tables are proposed for professionals. The aim of these workshops  is to mobilise the local players to ensure  the appropriation of the project and create a dynamic on the territory.
The workshop is also the occasion to deepen the exchanges around the current experiment.

At the centre d’art, we host the workshop :
« Seizing digital 3D tools: needs and accompaniments of professionals »

Registration on :

# Spotlight Tour

The sundays at 4 pm

Free access with the Centre d’art entrance ticket

# Education activites

« Discover the creation on virtual reality »

Saturday December 21st form 3 to 5 pm

Free access with the Centre d’art entrance ticket

Virtual reality is a technology that allows you to immerse yourself in a digitally created artificial world. The immersion is done using a virtual reality headset that places a stereoscopic 3D display system in front your eyes. Sensors detect the movements of the head, hands and its position on the game area. This technology finds its place in the 8 Fablab when it’s taken in hand by traditional sculptors who wish to open new horizons to the creation. Their practice is « increased » as they explore other ways to sculpt on a dedicated software. This is one of the techniques that has been chosen by some artisans and artists to produce their work with the 3D ceramic printer. In demonstration, it’s your turn to put on the helmet to be introduced to digital artistic creation.

Information and reservation at 04 75 76 61 38 or

# Group Tours

By reservation

The Centre d’art is eager to welcome private, school and community groups for tours or educational activites (« Discover the creation on virtual reality » and « Discovery of the 3D printing »)

More information and reservation at 04 75 76 61 38 or


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

  • Open :

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday : from 2 pm to 6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday : from 10 am to 12:30 am and from 2 pm to 6:30 pm

  • Price :
Adult € 3

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

€ 2
Under the age of 18 Free entrance

Groups of 10 people

€ 2 per person
  • 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

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04 75 25 32 53

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