M50 Creative Park

Top 1% of attractions in Shanghai
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“This cluster of art galleries and artist studios, inside a sprawling former textile mill, sits beside Suzhou Creek.”

– Fodor's

Time Out Time Out
"This large creative art district is home to a number of modern and contemporary art galleries, cafes and bar spaces, including the excellent Vanguard Gallery." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Visit these artists in their workshops and browse the numerous galleries that encompass contemporary design, as well as naive and ethnic art."
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Spans 36 acres, housing more than 130 artists and galleries, graphic designers, architects, film and television production companies, jewelry-makers and more, from 17 countries. " Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Originally a cotton mill, M50 is now home to a dozen art galleries showcasing contemporary Chinese art" Full review
Be sure to visit galleries island6 and M97—island6 takes you through a whirlwind of quirky LED works by art collective Liu Dao. M97, on the other hand, specializes in photography by Chinese artists and a few Western names like Michael Wolf.
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top choice
"Běijīng may dominate the art scene in China, but Shànghǎi has its own thriving gallery subculture, centred on this complex of industrial buildings down dusty Moganshan Rd in the north of town." Full review