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Feijiacun Artist Village and Home Studios Visit
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Feijiacun is a village and arts area in near suburb of Beijing. The influx of the artists homes/studios and some high-profile galleries to Feijiacun and Caochangdi respectively since around 2006 are turning this quiet, birch-and pine-lined enclave into an artistic hotbed.

CCC arranges this tour through its connections, making appointments with some prestigious artists (including painters, sculptors, photographers and artists dedicated to the genre of performance) and visit their homes/studios (not public galleries), learn their lives and artistic aspirations, and have a chat. (CCC guide helps interpret).

After the tour, you are welcome to stay longer in the village and drink coffee in a nice coffee shop or eat in the restaurant (there are some good Chinese and western restaurants) and arrange your own transportation back to the city.

Feijiacun Village will be 40 minutes' drive from CCC. Meet at the China Culture Center to board the coach. The coach will return to CCC after the tour.

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Other contemporary Artists Villages Tours CCC arranges include: 

Caochangdi Contemporary Artists Home/Studios Visit

Located outside the East 5th Ring Road of Beijing, 20 minutes drive from CCC. More established contemporary artists with nice houses/studios settle down here)
Note: all the three artist villages are not completely open to public, although some young artists are willing to receive strangers. CCC has partnerships with the prestigious artists and is able to bring visitors to their homes/studios.

Songzhuang Contemporary Artists Village Tour  
Located in the rural area east of Beijing, about one hour's drive from downtown Beijing. Younger contemporary Artists' homes and studios Visits, some are well-kown and rich and some are still unkown and manage to survive.

Shangyuan Established Artists Village Tour
Located near the mountain area north of Beijing, about one hour's drive. More academic older contemporary artists, art professors and teachers from China's Art Academies or Collages live in these area. Many have their own beautiful houses/studios and nice gardens.

Qiao Zi Contemporary Artists Community Home Studios Visit
Located in Huairou, suburb of Beijing, over one hour's drive from CCC. Many privately built huge modern studios and home buildings. The artists are quite well-established.

Feijiacun Artist Community Home Studios Visit
Another artist community in the near suburb of Beijing, who seeks a quieter and affordable area for their homes and studios.

Beijing's Contemporary Artist Village Background
In 1995, when the Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace) artist community was dismantled, a handful of the original artists moved to Songzhuang Village in Tongzhou County in pursuit of bigger studio space, cheaper rent cost and a quieter environment to continue their creative works.  Over the next five years, drawn by the village’s idyllic charm and beautiful scenery, more artists decided to move into the area, thus confirming Songzhuang’s position as the largest artist community in China.  Today, Songzhuang is home to roughly 2,000 artists, including painters, sculptors, poets, writers, art critics, and photographers. They are scattered in several villages of Songzhuang, such as Xiaopu Village, Renzhuang Village, etc.
The artists are relatively young and famous for their contemporary and radical artworks. Most of them are freelancers and their artworks are shown in 798 galleries and galleries and museums in Europe and US.

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