Painters' Village

Painters' Village is an art-lover's paradise. With a three-story gallery, the institute is one of the best in China. Painters' Village located in Hualongqiao, was established in the l950s to nurture artists who would create paintings and lithographs to glorify the Revolution. 17 artists display and sell their work here including wood block prints, oil and water color paintings. These state--sponsored artists came from all over China and included members of minority nationalities. They are mostly elderly now and enjoy what, for China, are excellent conditions. They have their own studios and produce an impressive range of work. Watching the artist work is an interesting experience.

However, they are some way out of the city and difficult to reach by public transport.