You see artists all over Paris either doing their work or trying to sell it. There are many up on Montmartre in the Place de Tertra but you can find them just about anywhere.
There’s a sort of artist’s hangout or squat, although utilities are paid, six stories worth, at 59 Rue du Rivoli. They call the place 59 Rivoli.
This is on the very top floor. There is an American lady up there selling very nice art, reasonably priced, and I bought a piece as a Christmas present for my daughter in law, always someone hard to buy for. We haven’t exchanged Christmas gifts yet as she is traveling.
There are always artists at work here and there in Paris.
These two artists were at the Louvre. You will often see them there copying the masters. I believe they are with an art class. Sometimes one of them will have a sign up asking people not to talk to them or take photos.