Saturday 15 June 2024

The Hangar Trip to Arles III

After a very good lunch, on Saturday 8 June, we walked together to the next venue! The 'Hotel Dieu Saint Esprit', where Vincent van Gogh was once hospitalized to treat his mental illness. It is now in use as university centre, a library, a tourist office and more - yet it has kept its calm and lovely character.

Van Gogh painted it this way - and our artists were going to use colour in their representations too: starting with roughly putting some watercolour 'blobs' on, then draw with pen on top of it.

Everyone chose a good place, inside the garden, and some in the streets around the building...

A lot of colourful paintings were created, the Marina's were over the moon with the results! Architecture, colours, people, atmosphere - all very well done!


After an extensive line-up we went back to the hotel, to enjoy the last dinner together! It was very convivial and delicious- and the teachers and organiser Ina received a lovely gift from the group in the shape of a Cigale (cicada) . We are promised that on 21 June they will start to sing!

After a wonderful and fulfilling day we all went to sleep, ready for a Sunday morning around 'les Alyscamps'

Friday 14 June 2024

The Hangar Spring Trip to Arles II

 After a great drawing session and then a wonderful dinner on Friday night, where they received their well-deserved present (a small sketchbook and a pen) from the Marinas, the artists left on Saturday 8 June, 9.30am - for a full day of drawing. 

First stop: the Arena, an impressive Roman amphitheatre, with inside lots of interesting corners, pillars, arches, statues, collapsed stone staircases and of course the big round performance area. And outside the view on the Arena, and many lovely old houses, shops and restaurants.

The assignment was to use pen (felt pen, Bic pen, ink) and work without eraser.
Everyone drew both inside the Arena and outside, and around 12.30 the Marinas did their 'line up', with all the works - lots of artists used their new small sketch books! - to learn from each other and get new ideas.

Here are the results for you!

Well done! 
And then it was time for a good bit of lunch...

Tuesday 11 June 2024

The Hangar Spring Trip to Arles I

On Friday morning 7 June a group of enthusiastic artists drove all the way to the city of Arles to do what they like best - to draw and paint the view outside of a beautiful place with something for everybody

We were with a total of  20 of which 15 creatives and after the ride we installed ourselves on the Place de la République in the centre of Arles, around the fountain and the obelisk,  in the nearby monastery and in the quaint little streets .

We worked so hard and full of enthusiasm, some of us in the burning sun, others in the shadows. Many encounters with local people who were interested - and lots of tourists of all nationalities. (And a guitarist who played 4 songs over and over again. We were the only ones noticing that because we stayed in one place a little longer than the average visitor😆)
It was the first half day and we all had been travelling, yet the Artwork was exceptional, the Marinas were proud of and happy with the results, see for yourself:

After all that good stuff we drove back to the hotel, for a shower, a swim, a walk -and then our first fan-tas-tic and convivial dinner together, outside in the warm weather.

It was an excellent first day and we had more to come! Watch this space for more...

Wednesday 22 May 2024

EXPO2024: Couleur Locale - Results

The 2024 Hangar Expo - Couleur Locale was a great success. A big thanks from all the artists goes to Imme and her team for good project manager.

We had about 600 visitors. Many stayed for quite a while enquiring about the Hangar, about the different teqniques and left good comments. In all we had 252 votes for the favourite picture. You can see the winners below.



First Prize: Helen Humphrey - 36 votes

Medium: Oil

Title: L'approche vers le vieux  village de Mougins

Comment: The view as I approach Mougins village on my daily walk up Boulevard Courteline 

Second Prize: Sue Pearce - 32 votes

Medium: Oil and Cold Wax Medium

Title: Peace

Third Prize: Veronique van den Hoeck - 16 votes

Medium: Oil

Title: Savon de Marseille

On the final day at 17:00 - the winner of the public vote was drawn: Michel Fabre . A big thanks to Cathie van der Stel for the donation of one of her beautiful watercolours.

Friday 17 May 2024

Our Exposition "Couleur locale" in Valbonne 8-20 Mai 2024

Our administrator !

The etiquettes team at work

A big thank you to all members that contributed to this successful

Hangar Event!


Wednesday 17 April 2024

Hangar Exposition in Valbonne --- Press release


Hangar Art Association Presents: "Couleur Locale" Art Exhibition in Valbonne

Chateauneuf de Grasse, France

The Hangar Art Association is thrilled to announce its upcoming art exhibition, "Local Color," set to take place at the enchanting Salle St. Esprit in the picturesque village of Valbonne.
Exhibition Details:

Dates: May 7th - May 20th, 2024
Venue: Salle St. Esprit, Valbonne
Opening Hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (daily) Vernissage: May 8th 6:00 pm

Nestled in the heart of Quartier de la Fontaine in Chateauneuf de Grasse, the Hangar Art Association serves as a creative haven for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, along the Côte d’Azur. Housed in a building reminiscent of an airplane hangar, affectionately known as "the Hangar," members gather to explore, discover, and nurture their artistic talents amidst the stunning surroundings.

Enthusiasm for art is the common thread that unites members of the Hangar Art Association. Each member brings a unique perspective and energy to the community.

About the Exhibition:

The "Couleur Locale" exhibition invites visitors to explore the vibrant hues and rich textures of life along the Côte d’Azur. Featuring paintings in various media including oils, acrylics, and watercolors, alongside ceramics and clay sculptures, the exhibition promises to captivate and inspire.

During the exhibition, students and teachers will be on hand to engage with visitors, offering insights into the techniques and processes behind the artwork. It's an opportunity to delve into the creative process, learn about

membership opportunities, and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

Join Us: Experience the beauty and diversity of "Couleur Locale" at the Salle St. Esprit in Valbonne from May 7th to May 20th, 2024. Whether you're an art lover, a curious observer, or aspiring artist, this exhibition

offers something for everyone.
For more information, please contact the association by sending an email to

L’association le Hangar centre d’Art est ravie d’annoncer sa prochaine exposition, « Couleur Locale », qui aura lieu dans la charmante Salle Saint-Esprit dans le pittoresque village de Valbonne.

Détails de l’exposition : Dates : 7 mai - 20 mai 2024

Lieu : Salle St. Esprit, Valbonne
Heures d’ouverture : 11h00 - 19h00 (tous les jours) Vernissage : 8 mai 18h00

Nichée au cÅ“ur du Quartier de la Fontaine à Châteauneuf de Grasse, l’association le Hangar centre d’Art est un havre de création pour les personnes de tous âges, de tous horizons et de toutes nationalités, le long de la Côte d’Azur. Installé dans un bâtiment rappelant un hangar d’avion, affectueusement surnommé « le hangar », les membres se réunissent pour explorer, découvrir et nourrir leurs talents artistiques au milieu d’un environnement magnifique. L’enthousiasme pour l’art est le fil conducteur qui unit les membres de la Hangar Art Association. Chaque membre apporte une perspective et une énergie uniques à la communauté.

À propos de l’exposition :

L’exposition « Couleur Locale » invite les visiteurs à explorer les teintes vibrantes et les riches textures de la vie sur la Côte d’Azur. Présentant des peintures dans divers médias, notamment des huiles, des acryliques et des aquarelles, ainsi que des céramiques et des sculptures en argile, l’exposition promet de captiver et d’inspirer.

Pendant l’exposition les élèves et les enseignants seront sur place pour échanger avec les visiteurs et leur donner un aperçu des techniques et des processus qui se cachent derrière les Å“uvres d’art. C’est l’occasion de se plonger dans le processus créatif, d’en apprendre davantage sur les possibilités d’adhésion et de nouer des liens avec d’autres passionnés d’art.

Rejoignez-nous : Découvrez la beauté et la diversité de « Couleur Locale » à la Salle St. Esprit à Valbonne du 7 au 20 mai 2024. Que vous soyez un amateur d’art, un observateur curieux ou un artiste en herbe, cette exposition a quelque chose à offrir à tout le monde.

Pour plus d’informations, merci de contacter l’association en envoyant un mail à