From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Inhabitants of Pont-Aven are called Pontavenistes.
- Pont-Aven is mentioned among the towns which took part in the Breton anti-tax Rebellion of the Red Bonnets against Louis XIV of France in 1675.
Pont-Aven is mainly known because of the group of artists who flocked round Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, and who were joined in 1888 by Paul Sérusier. They were collectively known as "Pont-Aven School" (French: École de Pont-Aven, Breton: Skol Pont-Aven).
Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art(PASCA) is an international fine arts program located in the historic artists' colony of Pont-Aven (Brittany, France). The student body is made up of third- year university or art college honors students or post-baccalaureate art majors (fourth/fifth-year) seeking further study.
Pont Aven still attracts artist and art lovers with many commercial galleries in addition to the town's public gallery.