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Your ultimate guide to Hong Kong Arts Month 2024

By Celia Lee 7 March 2024

Header image courtesy of @artcentralhk (via Instagram) and teamLab / チームラボ (via Facebook)

Arts Month is back! With a packed programme of artistic and cultural celebration, residents and visitors of Hong Kong are in for a busy few weeks. From international art fairs to awe-inspiring performances, there is something for everyone. Keep an eye on our events calendar if you’re on the lookout for exhibitions to visit, or read on for more about Arts Month 2024 in Hong Kong.

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Photo: @hkartsfestival (via Instagram)
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Hong Kong Arts Festival (22 February–22 March)

Since its founding in 1973, Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has greatly enriched the city through conversations and exchanges between local and international artists. HKAF hosts a wide range of events, from dance and theatre performances to Chinese and Western operas and music concerts. Educational events run alongside the festival’s main events. Check out the full rundown here.

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Street Art and Mural Festival (23–31 March)

HKWalls will host the ninth edition of the Street Art and Mural Festival this month. Currently, the organisation is still receiving applications, but street-art lovers can expect to see walls all over Hong Kong transformed by vibrant and lively street art by local and international artists over the next few weeks. Stay up to date with the latest information relating to the festival here.

Photo: @artcentralhk (via Instagram)
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Art Central (28–31 March)

Art Central, the large-scale art fair, is returning to the Central Harbourfront Event Space for its 2024 edition! Falling on Hong Kong’s annual Art Week, Art Central gathers international and local galleries and artists to present a four-day fair, alongside an educational programme.

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Photo: @jhavericontemporary (via Instagram)
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Art Basel (28–30 March)

Art Basel Hong Kong is returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for Arts Week! Held alongside Art Central, Art Basel hosts exhibitions by international and local artists, informational panels, a film programme, and more. Check out our guide to plan your visit.

Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District
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WestK Fun Fest (16 March–7 April)

The West Kowloon Cultural District is presenting WestK Fun Fest, a family-friendly performing arts festival. Spanning the Xiqu Centre, Art Park, and Freespace venues, families are treated to a large-scale immersive art installation titled “Ephemeral,” as well as a live performance titled “Little Thai Forever” inspired by the Thai community of Kowloon City. Find out more here.

Photo: ComplexCon Hong Kong
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ComplexCon Hong Kong (22–24 March)

Los Angeles’s iconic urban cultural fair is coming to AsiaWorld-Expo! This edition of ComplexCon Hong Kong explores Asia’s urban culture as fashion and pop-culture icon Verdy oversees the artistic direction. Visitors can look forward to the showing of works by influential artists across the world, an exciting marketplace, and a concert line-up headlined by 21 Savage! Find out more here.

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Photo: teamLab / チームラボ (via Facebook)
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Art@Harbour (25 March–2 June)

Art@Harbour is an initiative launched by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in collaboration with local and international artists and art collectives. To be launched during Arts Week, a wide range of art-related events are set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s harbourfront. A highlight of the programme is TeamLab’s latest outdoor installation, titled “Continuous.” The Japanese interactive digital art collective will exhibit a series of sound- and colour-changing installations that visitors can interact with. Stay tuned for more Art@Harbour events here.

Photo: Hong Kong International Film Festival
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Hong Kong International Film Festival (28 March–8 April)

Returning for its forty-eighth edition, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) opens during Art Week. Under the theme “A Portal to Another World,” features films will send film lovers on an exhilarating journey through time and space. The full programme has yet to be announced, but cinephiles are guaranteed the best selection of local, regional, and international cinema. From occult classics to indie and art house projects, stay tuned here for more information.

Photo: 無限亮 No Limits (via Facebook)
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No Limits 2024 (24 February–18 May)

No Limits is a performance- and events-based programme promoting inclusiveness and understanding through the arts by showcasing a myriad of human perspectives. The captivating performances, across genres such as music, dance, and theatre, invite audiences to ponder upon experiences of everyday life that differ from their own. Check out the programme here.

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Photo: JUNON 仙后餐廳 (via Facebook)
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Enjoy an art-themed meal 

Arts Month takes over Hong Kong beyond art fairs and gallery events, and dining outlets around town are introducing limited-time themed menus for Arts Month. From artistic desserts and mouth-watering menus to speciality cocktails with a distinctively artsy flair, there are plenty of places for you to refuel on another day of visiting art fairs or gallery-hopping. Check out our list of the best art-inspired restaurants and the best restaurants for art lovers for your dining plans during Arts Month.

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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