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HKTB “Arts in Hong Kong” promotes cultural exchange and attracts visitors with diverse art experiences

This month, the “Arts in Hong Kong” promotional platform of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) introduces and supports a number of international art events in Hong Kong, attracting visitors from around the world to experience the appeal of Hong Kong as an art capital while driving exchange between local and artists and promoting in-depth arts and cultural tours in the community to encourage the public to explore Hong Kong in an artistic perspective.

Dane Cheng, HKTB Executive Director, said, “Hong Kong has a diverse and vibrant arts culture. There is a series of international art events taking place from March this year in Hong Kong. Through our year-round promotional platform ‘Arts in Hong Kong, the HKTB seizes the opportunity to strengthen the promotion of world-class cultural events and a wide range of related activities in town, inviting the travel trade and media to experience Hong Kong’s unique blend of East and West while promoting art and cultural exchanges, thus making Hong Kong a destination of cultural tourism and attracting visitors to explore a unique
art and cultural journey.”

Support International Arts Events Uphold Hong Kong as Cultural Tourism Hub

The city is filled with an artsy ambiance with various art and cultural events taking place in Hong Kong one after another in recent months, including the Clockenflap music and arts festival and various events in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The HKTB’s “Arts in Hong Kong” promotes these art events in Hong Kong.

Among the cultural happenings, the internationally renowned Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central, which gathers the best of Asia’s emerging art talents, are both opening in Hong Kong this week, putting on a display of artworks from galleries and artists from around the world and further enriching the city’s art vibes.

This year, the HKTB continues to support and promote these two major art fairs overseas and locally, to garner the attention of the global arts and cultural community. In particular, the HKTB’s efforts in promoting the two events include:

  • initiating collaborations between local and international artists for the creation of Hong Kong-themed art pieces, teaming up with Art Central in setting up the “Arts in Hong Kong café” on-site, a contemporary art gallery cum relaxing café to showcase the collaborative works of local and overseas artists;
  • supporting Art Basel Hong Kong by presenting world-class artworks portraying Hong Kong by local artists, from the show floor to the community at bus and tram shelters in Central and Admiralty to encourage visitors to explore Hong Kong in arts and cultural perspectives.

Every year, the French May Arts Festival brings a series of arts and cultural events to Hong Kong. This year, the festival marks its 30th anniversary with an immersive exhibition, “Virtually Versailles”, as its highlight. In collaboration with French May, a local artist will bring the Palace of Versailles to the community
by putting the Palace on the mobile canvas of trams to highlight a sensory and interactive journey in Hong Kong.

The HKTB will also invite trade partners, media, and super Hong Kong fans to participate in a series of international art events in town to promote Hong Kong’s arts and cultural tourism experiences and our unique East-meets-West artistic appeal so that they could create positive word-of-mouth and tell the good stories of Hong Kong’s arts to the world from their first-hand experiences.

For more information, visit HKTB’s website.

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