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Good place to look for a painting

No longer a ‘street’. Located on the first floor of a building undergoing refurbishment (Sept... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
via mobile
Nice street with something for all budgets

We went there as our friends wanted to pick up something that will remind them of China. We ended... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
Shanghai, China
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1 Sep 2018
“Good place to look for a painting ”
16 Feb 2018
“Nice street with something for all budgets”
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No.212 Wending Lu, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

No longer a ‘street’. Located on the first floor of a building undergoing refurbishment (Sept 2018). At the point of my visit there was construction scaffolding up and it was even cordoned off but inside it was business as usual. A lot of shops with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

the government moved the painters shops into the second floor of an ugly old mall next door and installed high end foreign interior design stores instead. not worth it

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We went there as our friends wanted to pick up something that will remind them of China. We ended up picking 2 ourselves - it's a good place if you want to get a replica made or just pick something for your home. We didn't...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Mayank211
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Lots of shops with wide selection with everything a artist needs for painting. Oil paint of various brands also local of great quality for very good prices.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank clairedj
Reviewed August 13, 2016

As the name says, "Painter's Street" (written in English at the entrance of the street which is fully pedestrian), is solely composed of painting shops. In most of them you will see the painter producing live in the shop or in the street. You will...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank FabriceP663
Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Read about this in Time Out Shanghai and decided to give it a look. Located on a small street off Wending Lu opposite a hotel it was an interesting morning. A range of styles and sizes, framed and unframed gave us a bit to look...More

3  Thank Shaolinhammer
Reviewed January 4, 2015

True, this painters street is smaller and more expensive than others you might find in China. I won't add to the (largely accurate) comments of others. Bigger picture, this area is evolving into the hub of overall home decoration within Shanghai. I revisited the street...More

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank Rich_88888
Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been a few times to the painter village in Shenzhen,... So this street is mini and expensive compared to that one. I find the paintings that they have ready are often just OK. However we have got several paintings made there and those...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Dutchguy_in_Allgau
Reviewed November 6, 2014

My friend, who has lived in Shanghai for a year, had heard of Painters Street from others, but had never managed to get there. So during my recent visit we made of point of checking it out. The lane is not that long, but we...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Meander19
Reviewed October 23, 2014

I'm in Shanghai on business often and I always try to squeeze in a trip to Painters Street. I've purchased several works of art here both in oils and watercolor. Many of the artists have their own pieces along with the copies of famous works....More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Marcia B
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Response from Meander19 | Reviewed this property |
Christy, the lady who did some really quirky stuff, including portraits, is Ada, at 212 Wending Road, shop D1.3 & E7. I don't have the details for the store which sold my friend's husband the Shanghai skyline painting, but... More