Mestral Art Gallery


Municipis phone
+34 972 770 100

Captura 'Au plein air'

The Art Gallery Mestral in l’Escala is a versatile exhibition space and sale of artworks that also offers painting courses as well as sightseeing on a scale to know this wonderful city of The Alt Empordà and its surroundings.


It is the year 1976. We are in the Bay of Roses (Costa Brava) Catalonia. Specifically, in the fishing village of L’Escala. The old inn of Mrs. Nieves (1916), also known as “Can Gelada”, one of the most famous port taverns of the Empordà, run by Archimedes Ballester and then by his sons Federico and Valerio, closes doors to move to A new building on the Paseo del Mar as a new restaurant, called “Ca La Neus”, integrated in the Hotel Nieves Mar.


As a result of all this, Federico Ballester, very fond of drawing, had the idea of transforming a part of the
Dining rooms of the old fonda as an art gallery.
Since then, this project has continued, and in 1987 passed into the hands of Mrs. Àngela Poch, until her retirement in 2009.

From here, everything remains under my responsibility, until today, year 2017, that between both we will celebrate the
30 years of the Art Gallery Mestral.

Cesc Ribas


Year 2017. A new challenge of continuation, and with a new flag: GALLERY GALERIA D’ART MESTRAL – 30 YEARS

Schedule June to September

Morning: 11: 30-13: 30
Afternoon: 17h30 – 21h00

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