Songzhuang Artist Village

Attraction Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China Published on: 02-08-2016

2 hours
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:30 AM
11:30 AM
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The Songzhuang Artist Village is the biggest and most famous artist community in Beijing. Most of the residents are painters, sculptors, calligraphers and photographers.

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Why Songzhuang Artist Village is special ?

The Songzhuang Artist Village is located in Tongzhou District, eastern suburbs of Beijing. It is the biggest and most famous artist community in Beijing, with over 2,000 artist residents. It has built international fame for Chinese contemporary art. Most of the residents are painters, sculptors, calligraphers and photographers of varying styles, ranging from avant-garde to academic. Art galleries and exhibitions will be a feast for your eyes, and there is the open air art market where you might have some interesting findings. A visit to Songzhuang Artist Village is convenient from Beijing, less than one hour ride by car.


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What to explore at Songzhuang Artist Village?

Songzhuang Art Festival

The first inauguration of Songzhuang Art Festival in 2005 was a success, gathering both domestic and international praise and speculation. Subsequent years’ festivals are held annually and have strengthened the already famous reputation of Songzhuang as being a unique phenomenon of artists and art lovers at home and abroad.

This year (2009), the fifth Songzhuang Art Festival kicked off on September 19, and lasted until October 12, and more than 2,000 pieces of art creations of over 1,000 Chinese and international artists were on exhibition at the festival.

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Selling points

  • Some interesting findings
  • Domestic and international praise and speculation
  • Chinese contemporary art
  • Art galleries and exhibitions
  • The most famous artist community in Beijing
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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
143.03 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
12 places

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Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China

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Try the 84art Cafe. Their food is ok.

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Song Zhuang Artist Village, located in Tong Zhou District (eastern suburbs of Beijing), is the most famous and biggest artist community in Beijing. Now nearly 400 artists live in Song Zhuang, which is seen as synonymous with the Chinese avant-garde not only in China but also in other countries.Though painters come from different places and have different backgrounds, when they arrive at Song Zhuang, they all become "freelance artists."Artists like to call themselves "village people." They live in farmhouses and share sunlight, land, and air with common farmers. They love old furniture, and raise crude and atrocious dogs. When they scold dogs, their sounds are often mixed with the farmer-like tone, sly and proud.Different from other citizens, Song Zhuang artists like dropping by for a visit, chatting, and playing cards. They are extremely satisfied with the unrestrained village life.Most of the artists have a free life without rules. They sleep at daytime and work at night. They seldom read newspaper, listen to the music, or watch television. Computer is a rare gadget for them; they disdain to learn how to use it. What they are really interested in is talking about gossip and spreading rumors in their free time. Different people come to Song Zhuang with different dreams. Some want to make a pile of money, some want to get fame, and some just long for the tranquil atmosphere in the countryside.

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Song Zhuang Artist Village, located in Tong Zhou District (eastern suburbs of Beijing), is the most famous and biggest artist community in Beijing. Now nearly 400 artists live in Song Zhuang, which is seen as synonymous with the Chinese avant-garde not only in China but also in other countries. Though painters come from different places and have different backgrounds, when they arrive at Song Zhuang, they all become "freelance artists." Artists like to call themselves "village people." They live in farmhouses and share sunlight, land, and air with common farmers. They love old furniture, and raise crude and atrocious dogs. When they scold dogs, their sounds are often mixed with the farmer-like tone, sly and proud. Different from other citizens, Song Zhuang artists like dropping by for a visit, chatting, and playing cards. They are extremely satisfied with the unrestrained village life.Most of the artists have a free life without rules. They sleep at daytime and work at night. They seldom read newspaper, listen to the music, or watch television. Computer is a rare gadget for them; they disdain to learn how to use it. What they are really interested in is talking about gossip and spreading rumors in their free time. Different people come to Song Zhuang with different dreams. Some want to make a pile of money, some want to get fame, and some just long for the tranquil atmosphere in the countryside.

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Try the 84art Cafe. Their food is ok.

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