You may already know about the Songzhuang artist village or Dashanzi's 798. But the Shangyuan Artists Community is different - located in Changping County of Beijing, the community is made up of academic artists who are relatively older and have established their fame in China and abroad.

Unlike the Songzhuang artists (in Tongxian), who are famous for their contemporary and radical artworks, most artists living in Shangyuan are mainstream artists who are either professional painters or former art professors of well-known art colleges. This means many of them are economically better off than their counterparts in Songzhuang who can afford to live in fancier houses with large gardens. Because many of the Shangyuan artists are established artists, they also tend to be older than those in Songzhuang, with many well in their fifties and even sixties.

The village is not public space for everyday visitors. CCC arranges appointments with a handful of famous artists who will allow you into their farmer's home style studios (nice villas and gardens even with peacocks) and discuss modern Chinese art with you.

The artists CCC selected engage in a variety of art forms, from modern oil painting, sculpture (wood, clay and bronze) to other modern styles.

It will be 40-50 minutes' drive from Beijing. Meet at the China Culture Center to board the bus.
  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 8 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof) and can be scheduled for your group at any time that fits your schedule according to the availability of the artists.

    Private Custom-made Tour Prices
    RMB 4,000 for 1-8 people
    RMB 4,500 for 3-5 people 
    RMB 5,000 for 6-8 people
    RMB 650/ person for a group of  9 people and more

    Children's discounts: 
    0-4 years old for free 
    5-7 years old have 50% off 
    8-11 years old have 20% off 

    CCC services include:
    * CCC's own experienced English speaking guide and home studio visit and chat with the artists. 
    * Transfers in customary air conditioned coaches 

    Please note:
    1.  We must check the date: 
       The CCC’s guide or expert may not be available at the time frame you would like to book. We will have to check with them first before we can confirm the time with you.
     
    2.  Prepayment is necessary: 
       Once the guides/experts are confirmed, prepayment is required so we can book his/her time. Click here for details Payment method 
     
    3.  Corporate Clients
           All prices listed are for private individuals.  Corporate clients will be separately quoted.