One of Beijing’s up-and-coming art destinations, 798 Art Zone is Located in Dashanzi Art District and offers a living community of galleries, artists and makeshift performance events. A series of Bauhaus-style buildings define the area, originally designed by the East German architects in the early 1950's and used as a manufacturing plant for electronics. Today, the emerging district many refer to as Beijing’s Soho offers a thieving community of artists selling their own wares in pop-up galleries, exhibition space and art bookshop that’s far more geared to everyday visitors than the galleries of New York or London.
Artist’s enclave on the outskirts of Beijing offers living community with affordable galleries and exhibition space.
A selection of food stalls is available, but we suggest making other plans for lunch if looking for something formal.