Gatherings featuring a Storyteller who entertains, enthrals, enlightens and tells their story to guests joining for dinner in Paris and online from across the globe

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« Merci for a beautiful artistic night »

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« It was incredibly inspiring ! Just what I needed »

Deborah Gallin on Street Art. Join in Paris with dinner or via Zoom

October 23rd 19:00 – 22:30 CET in Paris with Dinner of via ZOOM at 20:15 – 22:00 CET 








This Storytelling Evening features Deborah Gallin who will share her passion for Street Art (aka Urban Art) in Paris with a multi-media presentation. She will touch on the history and knowing well so many street artists, will give us some insight into their inspirations and motivations. Deborah is founder of Art Works Internationally an outgrowth of her passion where she promotes street artists in Europe, North America, and the African continent. She will spotlight Hydrane, a pluri-disciplinary French-Peruvian Urban Artist and Architect who uses dramatic color and Peruvian forms and is inspired by hip-hop culture. One of her large-scale murals she painted on the building just next to the Storytelling Salon location. We will exit to view this stellar example of how this urban artist masters scale and various techniques to create a fascinating translation of emotions, communicating colors in harmony with and adapting to the urban spaceMore on Deborah…..

With a creative bent from a young age, Deborah grew up in Southern California amid Scandinavian furniture and contemporary art (paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc.)  Following a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Davis, her first career was as a freelance writer in San Francisco and New York. She moved to France and began managing international corporate communications & marketing at the executive level in Paris for French technology companies. A major incident in her life in 2015 triggered a new orientation aligned with her passion for street art. This new direction led to simultaneously completing two master’s degrees: an MBA from IESA Arts & Culture and an MSc from the Paris School of Business, both in Arts & Cultural Management with an emphasis on visual art. This set the stage for founding Art Works Internationally.

Here are some questions Deborah will field and she welcomes more.

  • What is the difference between tags, graffiti and street art?
  • What is the link between punk rock, hip hop and Street Art?
  • What sparked your interest and passion for this type of art?
  • What is the evolution of Street Art in other environments?
  • What role did Marcel Duchamp play in the history of street art?

This is a hybrid event where I hope to welcome you either onsite in Paris at 19:00 for dinner or online at 20:15 via ZOOM.

Yours in Urban Art,


Deborah Gallin – Founder – Art Works Internationally IG: FB: artworksinternationally

Hydrane Lo – Urban Artis and Architect IG: hydrane FB:hydrane . SITE :


What is a Storytelling Salon?

Monthly ONSITE in Paris and ONLINE via Zoom events featuring a Storyteller (Singer, Actor, Musician, Magician, Impersonator, Performer, Artist, Author, Dancer), who tells their story and ENTERTAINS, ENTHRALLS, EDUCATES, ENLIGHTENS or any combination thereof. Hosted from Paris by Bernadette Martin.

Who are the Storytellers ?

Entertainers, Artists, Impersonators, Musicians, Actors, Performers, Magicians, Authors, Singers, and Dancers who will ENTERTAIN, AMUSE, EDUCATE, ENTHRALL, ENLIGHTEN or any combination thereof and tell their story

Who attends ?

Storytelling Salon guests join ONLINE from around the world and ONSITE in Paris to mingle, interact and to be entertained.

What is the cost and how to RSVP ?

ONLINE via Zoom 10 Euros   ONSITE in Paris with 5-course dinner (starting with champagne) 48 Euros. 
Optional “tip jar” for Storyteller or contribution to Storytellers favorite charity. RSVP on Eventbrite site HERE. To view previous 70 + events click PAST EVENTS

What is the flow of a Storytelling Salon ?

19:00 – ONSITE guests in Paris arrive for 5-course dinner starting with champagne at private residence in the 10th arrondissement. Location details sent with RSVP

20:15  – ONLINE guests join via ZOOM (link sent 24hours in advance)

20:30  – All guest join for the program

22:00  – Wrap up,  Q&A,  mingling


Rebecca Venture




Date : TBD

Urban Street Art in Paris with Deborah Gallin

Urban Street Art in Paris with Deborah Gallin

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20:15-22:00 CET Paris via ZOOM

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20:15 - 22:00 CET online via ZOOM

Bernadette Martin

Founder and Host

Hello, bonjour and thank you for visiting the Storytelling Salon site. My story – I am originally from Los Angeles of Irish, German, and French descent and have lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US.  Since 2002, I call Paris and Seattle home and feel truly“Euro-American”. I launched in 2016 (with almost 100 to date), the Storytelling Salons as a modern-day reflection of the 17th and 18th century Parisian Salons. Adapted to the 21st century, the Storytelling Salons gather online and in-person here in Paris, storytelling enthusiasts from across the globe featuring a Storyteller (performers, writers, artists), who entertain, enthrall, enlighten AND share their story. As host of these salons I am delighted to welcome virtually and here in Paris, guests from all walks of life and nationalities who share a common thread and passion for storytelling. Here I want to introduce the Storytelling Salon Team.
Yours in story,

Sami Scot

Music Accompanist

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sami classically trained on the accordion at 5. Transitioning to keyboards and piano she joined a band at 10. Since, she has toured the world, notably France, Japan and Sweden, as a singer and pianist in leading hotels, cruise lines, restaurants and clubs. Home is now Chicago where she is a performance coach and created the PopUP Piano Bar Series.

Michelle Ou


Intellectually romantic globetrotter, Michelle lived in China, England, Australia and Hong Kong, before settling in Paris six years ago. A marketing consultant, brand strategist and culinary experience curator, in her spare time she practices the art of storytelling through gastronomy and photography.

Rob Sitbon

Web designer

Rob Sitbon is a webmaster, photographer and filmmaker. He studied at ESRA, one of the leading Film School in Paris. He shoots on location throughout the world. Rob is also an advertising and fashion photographer, whose work is published in ELLE Magazine, Gala, Voici, Femme Actuelle and on billboards. As a director his movie The War has participated in the « Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival » at the Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema.

Yukié Matsushita

Art Director
Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Yukié is an artist with a multicultural background: Japanese, American, and French. She studied art and worked as a graphic designer in NYC, then moved to Paris in 1994. Author of "ABC & Phonétique," and other books, Yukié also creates productivity planners that incorporate "mind-mapping".

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