Baan Sillapin Artists Village
Baan Sillapin Artists Village is Hua Hin’s original arts centre and includes large galleries of arts and antiques, artist studios, a coffee and gift shop, and classrooms for their very-popular classes in painting and sculpture. It is well known as Baan Sillapin and is a frequent host of special exhibitions and performance events.
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This is a free spirited place
This is a unique attraction with art galleries, classes and exhibitions and we talk to many artists there as well as founder Tawee Kesa-ngam. Express yourself and feel like a kid again when visiting this perfect tourist attraction in Hua Hin! Founded in 1998, this is Hua Hin’s original and much loved arts center. It is located at 81 Moo 14, Hin Lek Fai, which is a site in the hills just to the West of central Hua Hin.
Baan Sillapin Artists Village itself has just over 10 rai, or 4 acres of land, and is an artistic enclave in a picturesque setting. So to find out more about why visitors can’t get enough of this unique destination we went to talk to the founder of this attraction. In fact the in residence artist’s work is so sought after, they often have exhibitions in Bangkok and art collectors from around the world flock to the artist village to snap up original creations. And what makes the village so unique is the sheer mount of talented Thai artists they have there.
This is a free spirited place where anyone can come and be creative and not have to worry about being judged or graded on their work. The high season is from October till April, but they are open year round and a very special time to visit is during Loi Kratong Festival in November where you can hand make your own banana leaf Kratongs!. I think the secret to the artist village is that everyone told us that when you are here, you feel like a child again and you can play! And of course we made sure we had our share of playing too.
It is located 5 Kilometer from Hua Hin Center, for more information call +66(0)870477125. Open every day from 10am-5pm except Monday (closed).
Baan Sillapin Artists Village Reviews
Good place to see local artists and artisans in one place.
Have been visiting every year I come to stay in Hua Hin. Bought paintings and furniture for my house
Wonderful art village
We went there at 10am. It was very peaceful and quiet in the village. You can see few artists were paining in the shop. Their works are very creative and interesting. You can also buy them if you like. We also joined a painting class. It’s 100baht per hour.
Execelent atmosphere – outstanding art-level
Really worth going ! High level of art – modern and traditional. Perfect creaative atmosphere. Enjoy, art, artists working, cafe, shadow and a really friendly atmosphere – no admission fee !
Baan Sillapin Artists Village is a nice place to visit both for the art and for the atmosphere. We enjoyed watching som of the artists work in their studios as well as checking out the artwork in all the galleries. The cafe is worth a visit as well.
Nice location and some great art, free entry and for a littl mony the kids get to paint too. Some of the art can be expensive but it is real quality and not touristy tat.
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