Songzhuang Artist Village




Getting There
Location: Tongzhou District (about 30 km / 19 miles east of downtown)
A visit to Songzhuang is convenient from Beijing, less than one hour ride by car. You may either take a taxi or bus No. 938 from Guo Mao station directly to Songzhuang or, after taking a metro to Beijing Station, you may take bus No. 938 to Songzhuang.

Once in the village of Songzhuang, you should expect a peaceful atmosphere. A popular place with tourists is the Songzhuang Art Museum. Just down the street from the museum, you will find the Roundabout Muslim Tea House as well a few local restaurants such as Shanxi Pasta Home Cooking and Jinxiangyuan Noodle.

Things to Bear in Mind
It is important for you to be wary when purchasing artwork. Many galleries and art dealers will sell imitations of famous Songzhuang artwork. This is another reason to travel to Songzhuang with a local who you trust.

One thing for visitors to keep in mind before a trip to Songzhuang is the relaxed environment that is upheld in the area. Artists and dealers alike are happy to play cards and have a chat and cup of tea with you. It is a slow paced community where enjoying life is valued.

Take a walk down the streets, see what museums and galleries might be open and maybe get a peek at an artist creating a new piece or speak to a dealer about what to expect from the Songzhuang Artist Village in the coming years. Take in all of what modern Chinese art has to give and see a unique niche in China’s culture. Read More… >>

Please visit the following links to Songzhuang Artist Village;

Songzhuang Artist Village
A town full of artists
The biggest art community in Beijing)
How long can Beijing’s biggest artist colony survive?
Songzhuang art colony
Songzhuang Art Community
Songzhuang: the artists’village
From Songzhuang Artist Village

Click the following links to get more information about Songzhuang;

9th Songzhuang Culture and Art Festival kicks off in Beijing
Art Festival kicks off in Beijing
Songzhuang Artist Village -China-Beijing-Beijing
Songzhuang Art Festival -October 24, 2007
Songzhuang Cultural And Arts Festival
Women of China – Songzhuang Art Festival
6th Songzhuang Art Festival – Sept 15, 2010
SongZhuang Art Village -Published on Nov 22, 2012
Songzhuang Art Festival film clip (Uploaded on Feb 25, 2009)
International Songzhuang Art Festival (Uploaded on Mar 2, 2011)
Songzhuang Art Museum

More information: Art in Beijing  – YouTube;

Intervista a Zhu Rikun, Songzhuang (Cina), novembre 2012
The Songzhuang Arts and Agriculture City – 2014 APA Awards
Interview with Liao Wen on Chinese contemporary art in the 1980s, by Asia Art Archive
Songzhuang Artist Residence – Xu Tiantian – Venice Biennale Fundamentals 2014
July 24, Beijing, China, Song Zhuang Art Village, life in a day
798 Art Zone (Beijing)
798 Art District in Beijing //The Vagabond Project
Opening Day 798 Art Zone, Beijing (China)
798 Art District Beijing
798 Art Zone: A Closer Look – TripAdvisor Beijing App Review
Explore Beijing: 798 Art District
798 To Change













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