Art from the Heart

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s rich craft tradition provides a platform for artists to showcase and sell their handicrafts. As Asia’s art capital, it is also a home of famous art fairs. Enjoy discovering local artists and shops through Hong Kong’s passion-driven hangout spots that will surely bring out your artsy side! If you’re an art lover, add these in the list of your dream places to visit!

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Current Plans

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Art enthusiasts and gamers would definitely enjoy every first Thursday of the month! Current Plans hosts events in which you could meet, share, and play with people of the same interest. The place is equipped with gaming consoles and VR devices, and you can enjoy talks and workshops from artists of all kinds (gamers, programmers, musicians, web designers, etc.) Aside from this, they also host art therapy through performance art workouts. This art space is free of entry with no booking required. Enjoy their exhibits and amass yourself a variety of photobooks, ceramics, and tees from their concept shop!

  • 2F, 13 Wong Chuk St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

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K11 Art Mall

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K11 Art Mall A hybrid between shopping and art experience! K11 is a retail mall and art gallery in one. Give rein to their broad range of art experience varying from exhibitions, mini concerts, and workshops—enjoy these all while sight-seeing art displays surrounding the mall, plus, relish yourself with local and international brands around! If you’re just looking for a chill place to be, they also have a public movie screening that lets you appreciate movies along with other movie-goers and creators. They also offer workshops and discussion of film-related topics. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. K11 is literally heaven for art buffs!

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Cattle Depot Artists Village

牛棚藝術村

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A heritage building remodeled as an artist village, Cattle Depot is making room now for almost 20 art groups, serving as a gallery and workshop place for all art connoisseurs out there. Aside from the artworks, this is a great place for instagrammable pictures with its red-brick walls and Chinese tiled roofs that gives off a colonial era vibe. This village offers a variety of artistic productions ranging from graffiti, ad-hoc talks, experimental video art, and even theater perfomances—truly a hub for the artists. Know what’s even more exciting? Cattle Depot’s entrance is free of charge!

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Odd One Out

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If you have been searching for decor inspiration at Pinterest, see your mood board come to life in Odd One Out! Dedicated to opening their doors to both local and international artists, Odd One Out offers an array of artwork to choose from. Whether you are an animal lover, eco-nut, or love still-life painting—they have a variety of sections separated by themes. Running for 11 years now, Odd One Out is the first gallery in Hong Kong to focus on printmaking and illustration. Enjoy yourself with not only their artwork but also their minimalistic collection of homeware, stationary, and zines! They are open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm.

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Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

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With activities like gallery-hopping, craft shops, and cafes—this factory-turned-creative hub should tick off your bucket list! JCCAC preserves and showcases the artisan culture of Hong Kong with their wide selection of handicrafts, art performances, and artworks. It also has a central courtyard used for gathering events such as art and market fairs! It doesn’t end here, JCCAC also has the Black Box Theater for dance performances and drama play, plus studios offering ceramic and jewelry taster workshops. Have a blast in the workshop then end your day with some refreshments from the tea and coffee houses in the village. Open from 10 am to 10 pm daily, created to nurture the artists’ talents and offer affordable art experience–truly is for every culture vulture out there!

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軾Dongpohk

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Nostalgic and cozy, Dongpo HK feels like a childhood memory! This neighborhood tuck shop offers vintage artisan collections, childhood snacks, and handmade products from local artists. There are occasional exhibitions outside of the store too—visited by authors, artists, and students for workshops and talks! Artists often hang out beside the murals and make-shift tables in front of the shop for sketch inspiration of Dongpo’s classic Hong Kong vibe. Best shop to visit for its vintage feels, have a talk with the owner to know more about the art pieces displayed inside. Open from Friday to Sunday at 12 pm to 6 pm only, this is definitely a weekend escape to remember!

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Colour EXP

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Arts x snacks are always a great crossover! Colour Exp with their Chroma Kitchen is the perfect combination to exchange talents and talk about arts while also enjoying delightful foods from the cafe. Indulge yourself with pretty art lattes, pastries, and japanese food selection from their menu! They occasionally host painting workshops, bring your sketchpad and let loose to their wide selection of art supplies. Every corner has all types of pens and materials for all kinds of art, Colour Exp provides a variety of activities such as talks, activities, workshops in which you can meet art and culture enthusiasts. Aside from the food, the best thing about this place is its tester area which helps you decide which art materials are best to purchase. Colour Exp is open every Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm.

  • +852 5603 1448
  • 4樓後座, Ming Sang Industrial Building, 4/F Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

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Pak Nai

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Attention, art and nature fanatic! Best known for pretty sunsets, Ha Pak Nai is probably one of the coziest hangout places in Hong Kong that offers both nature and creative experience. Located in Yuen Long, this place gives you the best sunset escapade and artworks that you can pass by through Nim Wan Road. These paintings are inspired by Ha Pak Nai’s scenery and wildlife. After appreciating the mangrove beach and surrounding mountains, spoil yourself with art-friendly cafes nearby. To complete your Instagram feed, strike a pose at the colorful cabin-inspired cafe with mural in the patio for the best IG-friendly spot!

  • Pak Nai, Hong Kong

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Young Soy Gallery

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Who wouldn’t enjoy an exhibit with a bar and DJ on it? Young Soy’s owner decided to put up a mini bar in the gallery in order to make it less formal, more casual, and fun! Located in Ap Lei Chau, Young Soy is the home for unconventional artists, art works and prints to amass, and is also a place that you can wind up at. They host differently-themed art shows like the ‘Monsters & Makers’ exhibit, which tackles life to death, Gods to villains, ancient to contemporary, and all else in between—quirky, isn't it? Aside from this, they are very much active digitally through video production and by promotional posts on their social media platforms. Young Soy Gallery is for those who love to celebrate cultural diversity and the world beyond ours!

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Books & Co. (Coffee Book)

華洋書莊

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Rise up, bookworms! Books & Co. is the best place to gather your thoughts with a stack of pre-loved books. This bookshop is one that brings that nostalgic and dreamy feeling of a neighborhood bookstore/cafe that it is! You’ll surely love the cozy ambience and smell of piled up books in every corner. Loaded with lots of travel memoirs and history accounts—get comfy reading and sit anywhere on the floor while sipping some refreshments from their cafe. For those who wish for a time off, books and coffee are a perfect combination to get away from the hustle and bustle! Books & Co. is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm.

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Para Site

藝術空間

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Indulge yourself with fun artworks and learning at the same time! Para Site does not only showcase exhibits, it has publications and educational programmes as well. It publishes write-ups about various topics ranging from cultural, inspirational, and so much more. The place also hosted various workshops and studio visits for art professionals to talk about all kinds of art. Researchers, curators, and writers usually joined and led Para Sites’s workshops, serving as a nest for both Academics and Creatives!

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Mount Zero

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Another hangout spot for bibliophiles out there! Tucked away in the neighborhood of Sheung Wan, this two-storey bookshop offers local and Taiwanese literary selection and a bit of English pieces. Definitely a hangout spot to get away from, Mount Zero hosts book clubs and fairs, get a chance to meet your favorite authors, plus a discussion of your book picks! This bookshop also has a selection of handcrafted stationery and homewares. They are open from 11 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday. What makes it more engaging is their occasional free books selection at the entrance!

  • c鋪, 6號 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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ArtisTree

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One of the famous places in the Hong Kong art’s scene! Artistree showcases art and culture programmes. With its spacious multi purpose venue, a hundred art fairs from renowned artists took place here. Due to its world class theater-standard lighting and audio-visual technologies, it has become a venue for mini concerts, dance performances, festivals, and poetic speeches—truly the best place to bring out your artistic expression!

  • +852 2844 6300
  • 1/F, Cambridge House Taikoo Place, 979 King's Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

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artjamming

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Make painting your new jam for one of the best art experiences in Hong Kong! Artjamming was founded by Betty Cheung who got the idea when she found lots of untouched canvas in her cabinet, that’s when she decided to host the first ever art jam. Artjamming gives you the best painting session packages to choose from: basic session, which offers a 4-hour painting session with acrylic paint buffet; full session, which adds premium cotton canvas aside from basic one; VIP member session, which includes a personal art coach and insider party!

  • +852 2541 8816
  • 4D, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

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Tiny Island

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At least all of us have a Hong Kong souvenir shirt from our tourist friends or family. Being a well known tourist destination, you’ll surely want to remember visiting Hong Kong—a shoppers’ paradise, foods to dig in, and friendly local cafes or shops. Each neighborhood has their own unique vibe and pride to offer, like the Anchorage store in Lantau Island or the local tuck shop, Dongpo HK located in Sheung Wan. Tiny Island is the perfect shop to forever remember these places! This shop offers hand-printed maps of your favorite neighborhoods in Hong Kong. If you’re someone who loves art, hanging these beautiful printed memorabilia on your wall will make you remember your visit to Asia's art capital!

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半山石商店

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If you're in it for a nordic or minimalistic style, Anchorage Store is the place for you. Located beside a sea, have a breath of fresh air by this old-house-turned-shop founded by two craftsmen with a passion for different cultures. They sell handmade tie-dye, leather crafts, Taiwan wood products, and many more. Enjoy its peaceful surroundings and cozy ambience while hand-picking items from this shop!

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