Despite a diversity of museums displaying everything from classic to modern and functional art, Frankfurt is not known as a city obsessed with the interpretive representations of man’s senses and feelings. Compared to Berlin, Munich, or even Leipzig, Frankfurt does not have the same demand for art; nor does it offer the opportunities to showcase one’s work like these other metropolises do, with their many private galleries and smaller scale venues.
Nevertheless, a few venues cater to established as well as aspiring artists and allow them the space to present their wares. One of my favorites is the AusstellungsHalle (exhibition center) in Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen neighborhood. The former Laundromat offers local artists 250m² in which they can showcase their work. The venue, which is run by a local non-profit, organizes exhibitions nearly every month. Over the summer, the Frankufrter Kunstsommer brings new exhibitions to the AusstellungsHalle every week (through the end of August). Drinks and finger food will -as usual- be served during the opening and closing of such exhibitions; it is likely that the artists themselves will be present to explain their impulses and desired message. I’ve had quite a few engaging conversations in this regard.
As the AusstellungsHalle is not open the same time every day, or even the same time every week, I recommended checking their website for upcoming events and exhibitions. Check out the website for Frankfurter Kunstsommer for similar tips as well.