If it’s time to get something new up on your walls, then March is the best time to do it. In Hong Kong, March is when the city embraces its artistic side, with lots of big name events, gallery exhibitions, and opportunities to explore both the local and international art scene.

Regardless of whether you’re just a regular ol’ Cheapo who doesn’t have a clue about art, or someone who is a seasoned art buyer, rest assured you’ll find lots of artsy events to pique your interest.

You’ll be glad to know, tickets for these signature events are quite reasonable.

Bonus: Check out our master guide to Hong Kong’s best arts events.

  1. Art Basel

    A huge three-day event with exhibitions from the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries, about half of which are from the Asia Pacific region.

  2. Art Central

    With close to 40,000 collectors, curators and art fans attending in 2018, this popular event features more than 100 international galleries, a number of which debut works created specially for this event.

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  4. teamLab: Continuous

    Featuring more than 2,000 pieces of contemporary art from both well known and emerging artists, with paintings, sculpture, photography, and limited editions.

  5. Hong Kong Arts Festival

    And don’t forget, the month-long Hong Kong Arts Festival also marks its return. With an impressive lineup of theatre, dance, opera, music, you’ll find a wide variety of shows ranging from the traditional to the modern, with orchestras, jazz, ballet, world music, and lots more.

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  7. ComplexCon Hong Kong

    Step into the dynamic world of ComplexCon, where culture, style, and innovation collide. This groundbreaking event brings together creators, influencers, and brands at the forefront of fashion, music, art, and technology. Although ComplexCon has been taking place in the United States since 2016, this year marks its first foray into Asia.

This post was originally published in March, 2019. Last update in February, 2024.

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