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M50, short for 50 Moganshan Road, is a contemporary art district in Shanghai. Tucked away in an old industrial area, the art quarter houses a thriving community of more than a hundred artists whose studios are open to the public. With over 120 galleries and art studios, M50 has become a popular cultural attraction for local and international visitors alike. Some of Shanghai’s best known artists work and thrive here by displaying their work and running their art business.

Address: 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 6pm
Direction: Metro Line 3 or 4 to Zhongtan Station followed by 20-minute walk; Bus No. 76, 105 to Changhua Road or 19, 68, 112 to Jiangning Road
Website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Moganshan_Road

Photo credit: Franz & P (Flickr CC), Philip (Flickr CC)