Fanmu Art Hall, situated between the Dasha River and 2.5 Ring Road in southeast Chengdu, is a showcase project of Jinjiang District. The reported RMB50 million space is meant to foster the growth of creative industry. The space is pleasant enough, with variations on the city's usual architectural and landscape designs. Considering that the space once served as a garbage collection and recycling center, it has indeed undergone an amazing metamorphosis.
Currently the spacious, castle-like compound houses a state-of-the-art 3D print shop, a major woodworking factory, various art workshops, and countless exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography exhibitions, and several artist studios.
Fanmu's official opening in May passed unnoticed to most Chengduers, apart from the youth who stormed it over National Holiday, when the the two-day Cookin' Chengdu music festival was held. That collaborative effort of Hemp House, Lan Town, Morning Bar, Xiongmao, and Orange featured several floors with electronic and live music, serving as a small revival of Chengdu's once-vibrant live-music gatherings.
After closing its gates in the East Music Park, Xiongmao temporarily finds shelter on Fanmu's grounds, at least until spring, at which time the new real estate projects in the surroundings may impose constraints on noise levels.
Fanmu Art Hall directions
199 Jinxiang Silu
From Jinghua Lu, turn onto Cuihua Lu and follow it to the end. Make a right and then the first left. The entrance is approx. 200 meters up the hill.