Tailor-made Art Tours

Tailor-made art tours can be organized according to each client's requirements to give an overview of what is happening in the Beijing art scene. A tour can combine visits to galleries, art spaces, museums, and artist's studios, and can also be based on a central theme such as art fairs, festivals, or influential art events occurring in Beijing and other cities around the country.

During the last decade, many artistic venues have been opening in Beijing, especially in the Dashanzi District in the well-know Factory 798, among 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings with a unique architectural style.

Recently, Factory 798 has become one of the most important art districts in the capital, often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or Soho, boasting many influential galleries and art spaces. For example, UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art was opened by the Ullens, who represent one of the most important Chinese contemporary art collections. There is also the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, the Beijing Tokyo Art Project, 798 Space Gallery, the Long March Foundation, Continua Galleria, Chen Xingdong Gallery, Faurschou Gallery, Boers Li Gallery, Pace Gallery, and many more.

At the same time, other artistic districts have been developing. Caochangdi is known as the base for the world-famous artist Ai Weiwei. Urs Meile Gallery, which opened in Beijing in 1996, has the distinction of being one of the first Western galleries with an engagement in the Chinese art scene. Three Shadows Photography Museum was opened by Rong Rong and Enri. Other significant art institutions in Beijing include Platform China, Pekin Fine Art, and Shanghart, which has opened a space in Beijing. In the same area, there are many artists' villages as well as home studios and galleries.

318 Art district and 1 haodi are others areas which continue to develop. The North-east art district's landscape is growing at a rapid pace. Some places no less influential are located downtown, such as the famous Red Gate Gallery at Dongbianmen Watchtower, the first gallery that opened in Beijing. There is also the Today Art Museum, a privte run museum dedicated to contemporary art. Independent art initiatives, small but nevertheless important, flourish all around Dongcheng's hutongs, contributing to the downtown artscape.

We propose tours which focus on (half day or full day tour can be organized):
  • 798 & Caochangdi art districts
  • Museums
  • the art in the Hutongs
Feel free contact us for further information about setting up a tour, and for a price quote.