Hong Kong is one of the most significant cultural hubs in Asia, and as a result attracts countless people internationally due to the various events that are featured in the city, ranging from musical concerts to conventions such as the Hong Kong Street Art Festival. These events provide many guests to various accommodations ranging from budget lodgings to a Wanchai hotel such as the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong.
An ideal place to dip your feet into the magical art-forms that exist in bounty within Hong Kong is by taking a visit to the Hong Kong Arts Centre. This dynamic institution has a range of facilities such as galleries, multiple theatres, a cinema, classrooms, studios and even a restaurant. At the centre, art enthusiasts can experience all its various forms such as sculpture, photography, music and various visual mediums.
The facility was opened in 1977, and required substantial investment. It was the result of a severe shortage of art-related venues and plans were underway for its construction by the 1960s. After the project was halted due to issues with funding, the Governor at the time, Sir Murray MacLehose managed to garner the necessities by obtaining loans through a government warrant.
In the present day, the Hong Kong Arts Centre is one of the most respected institutions in the country and is completely self-financed. It has its own 3D-Cinema as well as offices belonging to local as well as international arts-related entities. The school contained within the centre offers academic-level programmes, outreach projects and even short-courses related to various kinds of art.
The centre’s Pao gallery features year-round exhibits showcasing world-renowned works of arts and crafts. If you ever find yourself in the incredible city of Hong Kong, your visit will be in vain if you don’t take the chance to experience the incredible Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.