Hong Kong Art Festivals & Events Not to be Missed
Whether you are a genuine art aficionado, or are simply running out of date ideas for fun activities, these 6 fantastic art festivals and events are perfect for anyone this year. Mark your calendars, and enrich your mind with quality arts at these art events and festivals in Hong Kong.
French May Arts Festival
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Look forward to the iconic French May Arts Festival this May, as the Festival has reached the impressive milestone of its 30th anniversary this year. As a quintessential part of Hong Kong’s cultural landscape, the French May Arts Festival this year will include more than 80 programmes across 2 months, from heritage and contemporary arts, paintings and design to circus and dance, classical music, and film. The Festival also features various educational programmes, talks, guided tours, workshops, and masterclasses. Discover and appreciate the French arts through the spectrum of electrifying art experiences this Spring.
Dates: May 2022
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Returning for its seventh edition this year, Art Central will be held in late March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Spotlighting quality and edgy contemporary works, Art Central is another much-anticipated event for collectors, critics, and art lovers alike. Art Central uniquely presents a diverse range of emerging talents as well as established artists, with many acclaimed names making their commercial debut at Art Central. Stay tuned to official channels on ticket sales, as they tend to go rather quickly. Whether you are seeking commercial or artistic engagements in the visual arts landscape or just an art enthusiast, Art Central is definitely one of the most exciting art events in Hong Kong.
Dates: 26 – 29 May 2022
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Rejoice, art lovers in Hong Kong! Art Basel Hong Kong has returned to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this year.
Do not miss the most popular and prominent art event in the international art world this year. Cancelled and switched to an online viewing room last year due to COVID-19, this indeed had all the art lovers in Hong Kong feeling very bummed. Alongside a plethora of critically acclaimed exhibitions of visual arts, this famed art event also includes numerous curated projects, films, artist talks, panels, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, among other cultural players.
Dates: 25 – 29 May 2022
Affordable Art Fair
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Is that Zoom background wall of yours looking a bit too empty and bland? Deck out your space with the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, where they showcase original contemporary artworks ranging anywhere between HKD $1,000 to $100,000. Originating from London in 1999, Affordable Art Fair now hosts their Fairs around the world, aiming to make quality art accessible to all. The Fair also provides various workshops and tours. Lose yourself among the wide array of affordable artworks by established artists and rising talents at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong this year.
Dates: 4 – 7 August 2022
International Arts Carnival
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This government-organised art festival is a fun option for families looking for exciting things to do whilst escaping the summer heat. Entirely kid-friendly, the International Arts Carnival presents world-class programmes, including original Cantonese musicals, drama, puppetry, circus, music, and theatre. Whether the little artists in your family would like to beat the Hong Kong summer by enjoying a live concert, have their imagination run wild with the performance at the puppet theatre, or get excited at the innovative mobile experiential theatre, the many art events at the International Arts Carnival can definitely be part of their fun-filled summer this year.
Dates: 8 July – 14 August 2022
New Vision Arts Festival
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The New Vision Arts Festival, named “ReNew Vision” for 2022, is a cyber art festival where local and overseas artists collaborate and realise a unique online art experience for their audience. With rich and captivating storytelling centering around our world and Hong Kong, this avant-garde art event presents its programmes of dance, music, virtual reality, and visual arts across one month later this year. One of the highlights of the Festival Aria, a multimedia concert based on the subject of environmental protection, features the Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Theatre of Voices, who will partake in the form of hologram alongside the Hong Kong Children’s Choir.
Dates: October – November 2022
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