798 Art District, located in Dashanzi area, Chaoyang District, covers an area of more than 600,000 square meters. Therefore, it is also called DAD (Dashanzi Art District). It was an industrial district of state-owned 798 factory and other electronic industries formerly. Nowadays, the area has become a new landmark of Beijing urban culture and is well known for its contemporary art and 798 lifestyles.
Basic Facts about the 798 Art District:
- In 2002, artists and cultural institutions stationed in 798 and found the unique advantages of this factory for artistic work with the unique vision of artists. They made full use of the original factory style (German Bauhaus architectural style) and began to rent or rebuild the vacant space of factory, then gradually developed the gallery, art center, artist studios, design companies, bars and so on, which has formed the “art village of SOHO type” and the “LOFT” lifestyle.
- In 2003, 798 art district was named one of the 22 most culturally iconic art centers in the world by Times magazine.
- In2004, former Swedish prime minister, former Swiss prime minister, former German chancellor Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schroder, former Austrian prime minister, EU President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, Belgium Crown Prince, Annan’s wife, former French President Jacques Chirac’s wife visited the 798 art zone.
- There are many famous galleries and attractions in 798 Art District, such as Beijing Art Seasons, 798 Photo Gallery, AT CAFÉ, VINCENT CAFÉ (French), 3818 Ku, exclamation pointArt Space.
How to Buy Entrance Tickets:
- Price of Tickets:
The 798 Art District is free for entrance, but some galleries or exhibition halls are needed to pay admission fee .
Opening time: The 798 Art District is open all day, but many galleries or exhibition halls are open on Tuesday to Sunday(10:00 – 18:00).
How to get to 798 Art District?
- Tourists can take Bus N401,No.402, No.405, No.445, No.909, No.946, No.955, No.973, No.988 and No.991 and get off at Dashanzi Lukou Nan station.
- Tourists can take Subway Line 1 and get off at Sihui Station, then take Bus No.402 or No.405 and get off at Dashanzi Lukou Nan Station.
- Tourists can take Subway Line 10 and get off at Liangma Qiao Station, then take Bus No.402, No.405 or No.909 and get off at Dashanzi Lukou Nan Station
- Tourists can take Subway Line 14 and get off at Wangjing Nan Station or Gaojiayuan Station, then walk to the 798 Art District.
- Tourists can also take Subway Line 15 and get off at Wangjing Nan Station, then take Bus No.445 and get off at Dashanzi Lukou Nan Station.