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The galleries of Le Flon

Sabine, the cultural connoisseur
Sabine, the cultural connoisseur
October 26, 2020

Le Flon, a former railway freight station and a district with a dubious reputation about twenty years ago has now become THE go-to place in Lausanne for urban living and artists.  As well as numerous bars and shops selling up-market brands, well over a dozen contemporary art galleries, studios and vintage-design boutiques now occupy the “garages”.

It has almost become a neighbourhood of its own within the surrounding area, a place where you can stroll from gallery to gallery, from studio to studio at your own pace. Twice per year visitors can follow the “Blue Line”, a cultural trail along which you can spend a warm evening visiting all the galleries, meeting the artists and gallery owners.

All the galleries share the common goal of introducing and showcasing local up-and-coming artists, for instance in the Forma Art Contemporain gallery. Alternatively you can have your most precious possessions or your great grandmother’s knick-knacks appraised.

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Your next stop could be the Club d’Art Contemporain (Contemporary Art Club – CDAC) to attend a fascinating lecture on world-famous artists like the recent one on Christo, while studying the works displayed on the walls at the same time. You could even get a taste for art!

 

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Those who want something more active can visit the many photo, printmaking or painting studios, starting with the Bétants, a father and son photographic team, or Relief, Atelier Galerie for an introductory course on printmaking; there is also l’Atelier Transparence where you can learn all the ins and outs of water-colours.

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Round off your trip to Le Flon by visiting l’Artishow, a bar and gallery combined where you can sip the bar’s signature cocktail at the same time as admiring works by local artists such as the photos of Antoine Le Moal, a dancer at the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, which are currently on display.

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