Art Crawl in Hong Kong
One of the most common questions my team gets asked is “what’s there to do around here?” There’s always plenty of action going on in the neighbourhood, but if we have to name one thing that’s great for autumn and winter, it has to be a leisurely stroll in nearby Sheung Wan for a glimpse of art in Hong Kong.
Lacking a sizable art museum in Hong Kong (although M+ in West Kowloon is going to change that soon), the city’s street cred in the global art scene is built upon the art galleries dotted across the city and its annual Art Basel; in Sheung Wan’s Noho, Soho and Poho, you’ll find more than quirky cafés (Brew Bros and Cupping Room serve excellent coffee), over the years many art galleries and antique shops have populated the zone, making it a fantastic area to walk in for those who prefer to explore a place on foot. Take a gander at the antique stores lining Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row – chances are you can find something interesting without breaking the bank. The Cat Street Gallery’s contemporary art is definitely worth checking out, and further down the road is internationally famous Sundaram Tagore. Embrace your inner artsy self and go explore Sheung Wan!
Hop on an eastbound tram and you’ll reach Sheung Wan in 15 minutes. If you need help locating the area, ask my team to point you in the right direction.