Meet your private guide at your central Shanghai hotel. Then, make the 20- to 40-minute drive to Moganshan Road, the hub of Shanghai’s contemporary art scene, by private, climate-controlled vehicle.
Hear background on this gritty-but-arty neighbourhood, and its credentials as Shanghai’s art hotspot: the equivalent of New York’s SoHo and Beijing’s 798 Art Zone.
On arrival, head for 50 Moganshan Road, the vibrant arts community known as M50 that fired Shanghai’s reputation for cutting-edge creativity. This cluster of converted warehouses houses galleries, studios, and workshops where innovative artists produce everything from contemporary sculptures to furniture and paintings.
Enjoy a guided stroll around M50's must-see art spots, getting to know what makes the district and its artists tick. Soak in the cool vibe — similar to New York's SoHo in its early days — and watch art being created at various workshops.
Chat to artists, and let your guide know the type of art you’re most interested in, so they can show you the galleries that reflect your tastes. Peruse as you please, and if you wish, purchase any art that takes your fancy, with your guide in assistance.
Your 4-hour tour concludes with a hotel drop-off at about 1pm.