Paint The Town March 8, 2017 Events Lifestyle If Art Basel isn't enough to satisfy your art appetite, here are more art events to check out around town. Vertical Gallery by APPortfolio Mar 8 – 31 In March, California Tower in LKF will be transformed into a vertical art gallery when work by internationally renowned artists is installed in six restaurants throughout the tower. Ciao Chow, Porterhouse, CÉ LA VI, Mercato, Jinjuu and Yuet Kwai Restaurant by Fovea will present work by D*Face, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami and more. Various locations in California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar St, Central. Related Reading: Loft 22 Show Explores Life, Art and Everything Sky Deck Live Wall Installationwith Lunatic, Wed Mar 15 The popular lounge bar CÉ LA VI is transforming the Sky Deck into a live performance stage for a special one-night art event. Over the course of six hours, follow local artist Lun Wong, AKA Lunatic, as he creates a large-scale spray-paint work featuring motifs of Chinese guardian lions as a symbol of guardians of knowledge. Head up to Sky Deck and catch all the action. Sky Deck, CÉ LA VI, 26/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar St, Central, 3700 2300; hk.celavi.com. 6pm-midnight. HK Walls 2017, Mar 18-26 The annual street art festival that is changing the face of Hong Kong returns bigger and better and at a new venue! Held at the growing art hub that is Wong Chuk Hang, HK Walls features an exciting lineup of events including live painting by the best local and international graffiti artists, as well as a pop-up print exhibition. Various locations in Wong Chuk Hang; hkwalls.org. Art Gallery Night, Mon Mar 20 To celebrate the launch of Art Basel, around 40 of Hong Kong Art Gallery Association’s member-galleries are hosting an unmissable evening featuring special performances and events. Local and overseas art lovers are invited to mix and mingle at various cocktail receptions. It’s must for all of the Hong Kong art-world’s movers and shakers. Across HKAGA’s participating member galleries, 6pm-8pm; hkaga.org. Art Central, Mar 21-25 Central Harbourfront is once again decked out with giant white tents as Art Central returns for another edition during Hong Kong Art Month. More than 100 international galleries gather at this fair, showcasing exceptional works and pieces created by rising stars in art communities around the globe, as well as more notable established artists. Recognised as the city’s most important platform for fostering experimental contemporary art, every surface at Art Central is covered with impressive collections of ink, textile arts, multimedia works and street art. This year, be on the lookout for a special exhibition highlighting three of China’s most significant artists today: Wang Xingwei, Yu Youhan and Zhan Wang. Central Harbourfront, 8 Lung Wu Rd, Admiralty; artcentralhongkong.com. Tickets: $110-$500. Asia Contemporary Art Show, Mar 17-20 The only art fair in Hong Kong that is held at a five-star hotel, Asia Contemporary Art Show is a particular favourite among local art buyers and collectors. Exhibiting up to 2,500 works curated by 80 galleries and individual artists, enjoy browsing through 80 rooms spanning four floors at this art fair. Meet the artists in person and purchase a diverse range of paintings, photography and artworks at fairly reasonable prices. Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; asiacontemporaryart.com. Tickets: $220. Related Reading: The Asia Contemporary Art Show Turns 10 The Collage Party by Paul Butler, Mar 21-23, 25 As cultural partner of Art Basel, Asia Art Archive is organising an array of events and talks throughout the week, including this exciting project featuring Canadian artist Paul Butler. A unique experimental project where people will create art together in a social setting, participants are invited to create collages with print materials provided by AAA – such as magazines and newspapers – collaborating with others as a community. AAA Project Space, 10E Valiant Industrial Centre, Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan; aaa.org.hk. Book: [email protected].