Arkas Art Center was established in line with the wish of Mr. Lucien Arkas, President of the Board of Directors of Arkas Holding, to share the Arkas Collection, being formed through his personal interest and professional approach, with the art-lovers.

Sea viewing side of French Honorary Consulate Building, which has been serving since 1875 in Izmir as one of the most beautiful works of its period, was assigned to Arkas Holding by the French Government for a period of 20 years to be used for cultural and artistic purposes. Following one year restoration works, the building was opened under the title “Arkas Art Center” in 2011.

There are 9 exhibition rooms and 1 atelier in the historical building consisting of 2 floors that was converted into a modern featured art center. Arkas Art Center, in addition to being a historical building brought to Izmir, is also the first art center where the works of many international painters are exhibited.