Imagine Gallery is situated in the North-East of Beijing, in Chaoyang district, just outside the 5th ring road, 20mns from airport and 20 mns from 2nd ring road-Dongzhimenqiao (Dongzhimen bridge) (14 kms).
-Take Airport Express Way, Exit No.4. After the toll-gate, take on the right, you’ll arrive on Jingshunlu street, turn left at the first set of traffic lights, you’ll be in Laiguangyingdonglu avenue. After 1 km, pass on your right the gas station, then the traffic lights, take the street on your left with 2 lions sculptures at the entrance, after 250 m, Imagine Gallery is at No.8 on the left side (red color gate and Imagine Gallery board). If the gate is closed, honk to drive in the compound (there is a door-keeper).
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-From Dashanzi 798 Art District, Chaoyang Park (East Gate), Beijing East Railway Station(North): BUS 988
-From Wangjing area, Central Acadermy of Fine Arts, Hegezhuang (Yihaodi art district): BUS 944
-From San Yuan Qiao: BUS 915, BUS 916,BUS 918, BUS 970 and BUS 987
-From Dongzhimen: BUS 915, BUS 916, BUS 918, BUS 970 and BUS 987
-From China World Trade Center, Nurenjie: BUS 405
-From Tuanjiehu: Take BUS 675 to Zuojiazhuang, and then replaced by BUS 915, BUS 916, BUS 918, BUS 987
-From Caochangdi: BUS 909
-Line 15, CUIGEZHUANG station on Laiguangyingdonglu avenue, go East until Feijiacun street (15mns walking) or MAQUANZHUANG station on Maquanyingxi lu street, go South until Laiguangyingdonglu avenue, turn right, cross the street for Feijiacun entrance (2 lions sculptures).(15 mns walking).
Imagine Gallery Area Visiting Suggestions
Beijing Art & Artists Communities:
-Imagine Gallery is at #8 Gate (red).
-At the beginning of Feijiacun street, you can visit around 100 artists studios from #1 to #8 Gates.
-Going further after Imagine Gallery, by the entrance of Feijiacun village, you can visit around 50 artists’ studios.
-By the 2nd street of Feijiacun, you can visit Shangrila 10 artist’s studios.
• You can visit Art Base 1 with Found Museum (tel: 6433 7617 )(www.foundmuseum.com), You Gallery, and more.
• You can visit 318 Art Garden with around 100 artists studios.
• A little further, you can visit Na Zhi Fangxi 15 artists’ studios.
Having Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee:
• Litangqianqiu Restaurant
In a nice little courtyard
• Jin Bai Wan Restaurant
• Yu Weng Yu Fu Restaurant – Beer Coffee Fish
In front of Shanggu City Classical Furnitures on Laiguangyingdonglu Avenue.
Western Restaurants / Cafes:
• Annie’s Italian Restaurant
Annie’s is the local favorite for Italian food at reasonable prices. Annie’s is consistently good and always satisfies.
• Victor’s place
Daily 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-10:30pm
Tel: 84701306 / 84701308
• New Verandah
Weekend Brunch: 99RMB Buffet with half price discount for kids
• The Orchard
With an organic menu and many ingredients grown on site, the food at The Orchard is beyond healthy. The settings are magnificently tranquil making use of recycled wood and intricate wrought ironwork. With a small pond, lawn and large patio, it is a perfect place to let the kids run wild. Given its serene and well manicured settings, it’s easy to overlook The Orchard’s menu. Don’t. The food and wine are fairly priced and rich in flavor. Desserts are often a god send. Perfect for escaping Beijing in style. Sunday Brunch Buffet: 180 RMB/person, kid: 100 RMB.
Price: Y300 – Y399 per couple
Tel: 139-1121-1965, 6433-6270
Address:HegezhuangTown, Cuigezhuang County
Opening time: Tue-Sat 12am-2:30pm, 6-9pm; Sun 6-9pm, 12am-3pm
Accepts International Credit Cards
Beijing’s first South African restaurant
In LaneBridge Clubhouse
• Obelisco Argentine Restaurant
Fr-Su 11:00am-10:00pm / Mon-Thurs. 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:30am-10:00pm
• Green T. House Living & Restaurant
• Euro Bakery
Dutch-run bakery with sandwiches, breads, and cheeses
• Domino’s Pizza
• Premium Outlet Mall
With 150 000 square meters of gross floor area and over 5000 car parks in three phases, it combines the suburban outlet mall concept prevalent across Europe and North America and characteristics that cater to local consumers. Spanning two floors and multiple blocks and with picturesque walks throughout, it is an integrated and refreshing retail destination offering shopping with more than 150 brands (Burberry, Diesel, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Nike, Galliano, Agnes B, Armani, etc…). Tel: 84705778 / 84705578 / 84357788.
• Crab Island Resort:
Upon entering the resort, the colorful water park is clearly a big pull for many visitors. A massive wave pool, complete with sand beach is the biggest feature of the park. Families, young couples and groups of friends gather on the sand to relax, play volleyball or catch some rays, before heading into the pristine wave pool. Floating rings are available for 10 yuan (US$1.20) plus at 50 yuan (US$6) deposit. The rings make riding the waves even more exciting and are required for trying out the waterslides next door. The straight-shot or curling slides are both worth a try. The lazy river is a great place to float around and catch your breath after dodging waves at the wave pool or zipping down slippery slides. Shallow wading pools with a plethora of sprinklers are a great place for the little ones to splash and play.
If you are looking to keep out of the sun, grab a swim after the water park has closed, or to get in some real laps in an indoor pool is also available at the resort.
At CrabIsland, you can try your luck at fishing in stocked ponds or even indoor pools, try paddle-boating around the lake or even go bowling in the on-site lanes.
But the entertainment facilities at CrabIsland are only a small part of the pie, the massive area is mostly covered by fields of fruits and vegetables. Carts will take you out to pick your own green goodies to either eat on the spot or take home and cook up, as a memory of your gardening getaway. If venturing out into the fields for harvesting sounds a bit too strenuous for you on a day off, fear not, fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm can be purchased in stands near the main gate.
A variety of restaurants on site cook up the crops grown at the resort and serve them to you in venues ranging from a Mongolian ger to a huge banquet hall with performances.
Accommodations are also available at the island in the form of Chinese courtyard homes, ranging from slightly rustic to down right luxurious. A choice of more rural rooms with clay kangs for sleeping can make your trip feel like a real adventure into the country. While ornate courtyards with traditional Chinese four-poster beds and modern hotel facilities, with Jacuzzi tubs are also within reach.
A trip to CrabIsland is a great way for groups of friends or families to make a quick escape from the city for a day or two of fun in the sun.
To get there: Take bus routes 359, 418, 735 and 825; You can also drive along Jingshun Road to Xiedao Exit and then go forward according to the road signs.
1 Xiedao Lu (take the Weigou exit No.5 off the Airport Expressway and follow the signs), Chaoyang District
Tel: 8433 5566/5588
Other services in Laiguangyingdonglu
• Beijing Rural Commercial Bank (with ATM machines)
• Comptoirs De France – bakery, cafe (wireless internet)
• Computer items and repair shop
• Fornet Laundry
• Gas station
• Hardware stores
• Jenny Lou’s grocery (Western)
• Local Chinese groceries
• Pet shop
• Photo developing services
• Printing services shop
• Real estate agencies
• Shanggu City Classical Furnitures
• Shoe-repair shop
• Tailor shop
• Travel agency
• Western Academy of Beijing – international school
• Zen Yue Spa – Health & Beauty
Gallery & Studio Address:
#8 Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun, LaiGuangYing DongLu,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Postal address only
Imagine Gallery, Gauden/Xiao, Room 404,
No. 28, Dongsishitiao,
Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, China
Tel: (0086)(10)6438 5747
E-mail Artist-In-Residency Program
E-mail Art Projects Coordination
E-mail Corporate/Public Art & Outwalls Projects Consultant
E-mail Fiona Wang, Gallery Assistant
E-mail Laetitia Gauden, Director
Tuesday to Sunday
10:30 – 17:30
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