THE COOLEST THING TO DO IN PARIS!
OPEN ARTIST STUDIOS EVERYDAY FROM 1-8 PM
EXCEPT MONDAYS

FREE ADMISSION
59, rue de Rivoli
Paris 1
metro: Chatelet

THE CULTURAL ALTERNATIVE IN THE HEART OF PARIS
  The 59 RIVOLI welcomes you 6 days a week all year round.

Come visit the thirty artists in their studios throughout 

all 6 floors of 59 Rivoli plus the Galerie 59 on the ground floor

that presents a new exposition every 2 weeks and

free concerts Saturdays and Sundays starting at 6pm.


FREQUENTLE ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS THIS PLACE? IS IT A SQUAT?
  The 59 Rivoli is a building right in the heart of Paris that's full of nothing but artist's studios. There's a gallery on the ground floor that has a new exposition every 2 weeks. In the beginning, it was a squat that was started by artists looking for a place to work, live and show. The artists opened it to the public 6 days a week. It's now legalized and still open to the public who can come through and visit the artists. Unlike a gallery where you only see a small amount of the artist's work, at 59 Rivoli, you get to truly enter into an artist's universe where the work is actually created.

HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN HERE?
The artists squatted the building on the 1st of November 1999. For the full history, click here

IS IT OPEN TO ANYONE OR DO WE NEED A RESERVATION?
No reservations necessary. Come on in and wander around! The artists are friendly, don't bite and are happy to share their work with you. All ages are welcome as well. The 59 Rivoli is very child friendly and kids of all ages enjoy their visit.


CAN I TAKE PICTURES?
Yes, in the common places like the entrance and the stair and the Musée Igor Balut. In the artist studios, it depends entirely on the artists themselves. Some artists don't like photos being taken while others welcome them. It's best to ask first. If the artist has put up "Pas de Photo" signs, please respect their wishes and do not take pictures.
 
HOW LONG CAN ARTISTS STAY?
There are 20 Permanent Artists & 10 Resident Artists who have a studio for 3 to 6 months. There are also Replacement artists who come in for a small amount of time to replace an artist who has to travel for an exposition, vacation, etc. In this way, every visit you make, you'll encounter something new.

DO THE ARTISTS LIVE HERE?
No. It's a place to work but not to live.

IS IT THE ARTISTS WHO HAVE STUDIOS HERE WHO SHOW IN THE GALLERY?
No. The expositions come from far and wide to add to the mix of artwork at 59 Rivoli. The expositions change every 2 weeks and there is a show opening (vernissage) open to everyone usually on the first day of the show. To see the upcoming expositions and vernissages, please check the schedule here

HOW OFTEN ARE THERE CONCERTS?
Every weekend, there are concerts in the gallery. The selection musical styles is completely eclectic. We also have 2 weekend long festivals every year with concerts on all the floors as well as the gallery.

IF I WANT TO HAVE A RESIDENCY, EXPOSITION OR CONCERT AT 59, WHAT DO I DO?
Put your file together and send it to us by email! It's that easy. Please go to CONTACT US to find out what you need to send us.

Any other questions? Please feel free to ask!



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Patti Smith came by tosee us at 59Rivoli and when she left, she promised to come back next time with her guitarist.
 


MERCI MONSIEUR LE MAIRE, BERTRAND DELANOE  !!!





In this video,  Clara McBride of Les Improfessionals, an extremely funny,witty improv theatre group based in Paris ( http://www.improfessionals.com ) interviews our favorite Artiste Extraordinaire, Francesco le Magnifique, in English about the 59 Rivoli Aftersquat

Check this video of HAPPY by  Pharrell WILLIAMS filmed at 59 Rivoli with elementary school kids dancing throughout. Even in the street!

For a Virtual Visit to 59 Rivoli,


Click Here


The goal of the Association
59 Rivoli is to present and
promote all different forms
of artistic expression and
cultural events.

 
Thank you to our partners
 

       










 

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