M50 Creative Park

M50 Creative Park, Shanghai: Address, Phone Number, M50 Creative Park Reviews: 4/5

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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,174 contributions
Maze of galleries!
May 2021 • Couples
LOVE IT!!!! Very interesting art district. There are galleries of art, paintings, haute couture, it is just an awesome place to spend a day. Great place to learn about new artists in China.
Written May 17, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Cool Area Full of Cafes and Arts
Apr 2021 • Friends
We came to M50 on the weekend and it was not too busy. There are lots of exhibits you can walk in for free and see artists at work. The area also has many cafes and a few restaurants but none were overly appealing.
Written April 3, 2021
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Kris Foster
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
Arty fun
Feb 2020
I'm really into contemporary art and this area sang of creativity from a street level to the top end of town.
Written January 8, 2021
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Free spirit area, but very elite
Dec 2019
I always love areas like this with street art, good coffee and artist explaining their own work and I had a great experience visiting M50 as well. I ended up at an exposition where the artist explained her philosophical perspective on the universe, which led to an interesting cross-cultural discussion, also fed by my own scientific point of view. One of the highlights of my visit!
Why only 3 stars then? Well, because this place is definitely aimed at the 1% / happy few of the Shanghai population. Prices are high and it doesn't connect with normal Chinese folks. In China you can become rich as an artist (because the wealthy will pay whatever) and this place very much screams in your face that this is the ambition of many artists. It has an underground feel to it, but in fact it's just big money that drives this...
So: cool liberal spot, but not really my cup of tea.
Written November 7, 2020
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megathercole
Greater Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
great spot and very cool
Apr 2019
This is the only place in Shanghai that has graffiti and is a cool spot in a very cool city. A great contrast to the huge West Bund art complexes - home to real local artists.
Written February 12, 2020
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Isaac L
Indiana63 contributions
Comparisons to Soho seem overdrawn
Dec 2019 • Solo
Important—from Jiangning Road metro, you want to access this the short way, from the south, via Changshou Road (there’s a pleasant and surprisingly quiet pedestrian footpath), NOT via Changhua Road and Moganshan coming in from a northwest direction. There is epic construction on that end of M50, and you’ll question whether there is anything at all for you to visit!

Caveat, I am not an artist myself, but I was expecting more of a fun, edgy vibe here. Instead, there are a lot of bland interior design and “home decor” shops now surrounding the artist’s colony. In the old industrial complex itself, I wasn’t seeing any art that intrigued me, or took any risks. So I wasn’t even tempted to stop and interact with any of the artists. Honestly, the murals / graffiti art had more life to them than anything I saw for sale.

As others have noted, there are some nice cafes, access to toilets, and some English is spoken. This area may be quite different when the construction is finished. I just hope it doesn’t wind up like another upscale Shanghai shopping mall complex.
Written December 22, 2019
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SnowQueen85
Singapore350 contributions
Saw some unique artwork and Some artists at work
Nov 2019 • Friends
I prefer the layout of bejing 798 and the vibe at taipei art district in the city centre. But for art lovers like myself, you will still appreciate. There's quality art, and some of the artists were at work. I had a very good coffee there (better than yongkang lu cafe de volcan) the cafe was called "Essence Cafe". I spent 2 hours there.
Written November 17, 2019
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Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa822 contributions
Interesting space and very creative content
Nov 2019 • Solo
Well done to the visionary who turned old textile factories into this vibrant art space and creative exploration spot.

There is something interesting around each corner - including information on the original buildings.

If I lived in shanghai and had money I would definitely come here for decoration ideas and art purchases
Written November 10, 2019
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paul#n
Australia17 contributions
Certainly some of the very best art going on today.
Dec 2018
Spend an afternoon or more there everytime I visit Shanghai. There are always artists who work or show there, ready to share their experience and ideas. Ive been welcomed to a number of studios, careful not to get in the way. The art is leading edge . Don't miss this if you are interested in art.
Written November 5, 2019
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foulaman
Kelowna, Canada300 contributions
Great Art Exhibition Spaces
Oct 2019
Anyone who enjoys modern art will love the M-50 area. It's full of art shops and exhibition spaces. Nobody requires you to buy anything and you can spend several hours walking through the exhibit spaces, talking to the artists and their representatives. There's the full range of painting plus high-tech works and ceramics. We found a great ceramics gallery with a lot of small pieces for sale (great for carrying home). There are several cafes and reasonable toilets. Allow 1-2 hours.
Written November 3, 2019
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