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Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017
For those who love the arts, Chiang Mai brims with delights. The “Rose of the North” has a long, proud history as the cultural heart of Northern Thailand, and this rich legacy is a treasure for today’s dreamers and creators. With its spirit of lively innovation and collaboration, the city’s artistic landscape is refreshingly unique and continually fascinating. Think traditional Thai art with a playful twist, moonlit gallery walks, eco-artist residences amid lush rice fields, and contemporary art museums that glitter like Thai temples.
Now, with bespoke art experiences from Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, guests can immerse themselves in Chiang Mai’s vibrant creative culture – along with making some fabulous additions to their collections back home.
Watercolour Painting and Contemporary Art Tour
Perfect for those whose inner creator loves the dreamy, luminous effect of watercolours, guests don an artist’s smock and join classical watercolourist Eng-On Homsuwan for a morning class at her own private gallery. After creating their own masterpiece, guests savour a special menu designed by Chef Tutu at Kamphaeng Kaew, the artistic bistro at the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum. Afterwards, enjoy an exclusive tour of the museum, which houses one of the most impressive collections of Thai contemporary art and is located in the historic crafts district of Chiang Mai.
Pottery, Decorative Sculpture and Contemporary Art Tour
Lovers of pottery and sculpture can embark on a fascinating journey beginning with the Phem Pracha Collection. Wander through the stunning gallery, then go behind the scenes at the factory. Here, guests can take part in the process of actually shaping a sculpture, followed by a pottery painting workshop. Finished pieces will be fired in the kiln overnight and delivered the next day. The afternoon features a special lunch menu at Kamphaeng Kaew and a private tour of the MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum.
Gallery Hopping Tour
For an exploration of Chiang Mai’s kaleidoscope of artists and styles, sign up for a curated itinerary of eight galleries. This exclusive adventure takes guests deep into the city’s flourishing creative scene, revealing the brilliant artwork and personalities that hide just out of sight, from fine silk screen prints and abstract expressionist paintings to experimental community art and Thai fusion architecture. Wrap up the experience with a taste of the famed local coffee culture at Woo Café Art Gallery.