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Seohakdong Art Village: Urban Regeneration Through Art

The rising star in Jeonju’s art and culure scene is ‘Seohakdong Art Village (Seohakdong Yesulchon)’. The village is not only home to many local artists, but also boasts the exhibitions, experiences, and urban sceneries that cannot be found elsewhere. Today, I’ll introduce the unique galleries of Seohakdong Art Village that are locals’ favorite.

Seohakdong district was considered one of the more underdeveloped and poorer neighborhoods in Jeonju. However, since 2010, local painters, musicians, and other artists started opening studios in the district. Soon, a community of artists and art enthusiasts started to flourish.

Seohakdong Photo Gallery (‘Seohakdong Sajin-gwan’)

Seohakdong Photo Gallery (‘Seohakdong Sajin-gwan’) is run by professional photographer Kim Jihyun. In front of the photo gallery, formerly an old hanok building, is a cute signboard.

Inside, the wooden columns and white walls are mingling very elegently. The photos on exhibition are exclusive to this photo gallery.

The recycled plastic bottle pots hainging against the wall and murals give friendly feelings.

 

Seohakdong Sajin-gwan

Address: Seoseohakdong 189-20, Wansangu, Jeonju

Opening hours: 1100-1800 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

Seohak Art Space

Seohak Art Space is a three-storied building. The first floor is the café, the second floor is the art gallery, and the third floor is the guesthouse.

Most of the temporary exhibitions at Seohak Art Space last for a shot period. So each time you visit, you’ll come across a different exhibition. You can find out what’s on at the homepage of Seohak Art Space. (http://seohak-gallery.com/)

 

Seohak Art Space

Address: 51-3 Seoseohakdong, Wansangu, Jeonju

Opening hours: 0900-1900

 

Seonjae Art Gallery (‘Seonjae Misulgwan)

Seonjae Art Gallery (‘Seonjae Misulgwan’) is not big, but the artworks on display were diverse. The warm lighting over each pieces of art made me feel solemn.

 

Seonjae Misulgwan

Adddress: 85 Seohak 3-gil, Wansangu, Jeonju

Opening hours: 1100-1800 (closed on Mondays)

 

The art spaces of Seohakdong Art Village are of moderate sizes. However, they conveyed Jeonju’s traditional elegance and modern charms. I do recommend spending time here especially if you’re interested in the local art scene or urban renewals in Jeonju.

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  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    I have minor understanding in art, yet I always enjoy visiting art gallery!!! It’s intriguing how arts could bring you happiness, excitement and relaxation!

  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    Also by visiting art galleries like Seonjae Art Gallery and Seohak Art Gallery you can learn a new trend or knowledge on art. For example you can learn how tradiotional vibe can blend beautifily with modern charm by exploring Seonjae Art Gallery~~

  • Hanary Geby Jessica Sianipar

    Definitely worth to visit! Educating and entertaining trip~~~

  • Starr Stultz

    The quaint but culture rich area is definitely on my to see list as I’m currently studying Korean art history. It reminds me so much of my native culture when it comes to community support and enrichment.

  • Shana Trương

    Looks like a nice and cozy place.

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    Have a nice visit to jeonju

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    A best place in korea for visitors

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    I visit daegu seoul and busan next am planing to go this village . Because my friend recommend to visit this place with my family

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    Have a nice trip for visitors

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    Thanks for the event

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    Its a beautiful place for foreigners to visit

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    My daughter feel very nice and happy by seeing this village

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    Korean traditional place

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    I enjoyed alot

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    I highly recommend this place for visitors

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    I like to visit this place

  • Bharat

    Definitely worth to visit!

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    Looks like a nice and cozy place.

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    Every one happens is here

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    Go and enjoy with your family

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    Crazy spot in korea

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  • Bharat

    We came to Jeonju to visit the Hanok village and it really was beautiful.

  • Bharat

    The village is quite big with lots of little alleys and is great explore on foot.

  • Bharat

    Do make sure you get off the crowded main streets and into the alleys, they are must more quiet and relaxing.

  • Bharat

    We spent two nights in Jeonju but in hindsight one night would have been enough, we only really needed half a day to see the sights in and around the village.

  • Bharat

    Spend the nice stroll in the village with it’s old houses, shops and restaurants. Dress up like the locals and make pictures, while walking around. Very nice

  • mallem k

    I have been to Jeonju for 1 time. First, I like Bibimpab(비빔밥) in Jeonju It’s very tasty than another place that I use to eat before. Second, Culture Village (한옥마을). Third, Environment and atmosphere in there is very good. I want to recommend that’s the best place for travelers

  • mallem k

    My Girlfriend and I are going to Jeonju in April for a birthday stay in a Hanok Village. This blog makes me even more excited to visit the beautiful city.
    I love Jeonju.

  • mallem k

    It was a nice moments when visited Jeonju Hanok Village when wearing hanbok and walking around the old bulding with my girlfriend.
    I really like old historical buildings.
    I love Jeonju.

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    I want Go again with my wife

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    Thanks for the event

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    I recommend to visit jeonju in next month

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    I like to visit jeonju

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    I want to visit jeonju in next month 10th

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    Thanks for the event in the comments

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    Nice

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    Please make a genuine decisions…. in this event

  • Palagani

    It was a nice moments when visited Jeonju Hanok Village when wearing hanbok and walking around the old bulding with my girlfriend.
    I really like old historical buildings.
    I love Jeonju.

  • Palagani

    I love Korea, especially Jeonju-city, it’s really amazing and beautiful place.

  • Palagani

    Thank you for the event. Jeonju is a beautiful city and I’m glad I could find out more of it through this blog

  • Palagani

    Jeonju is the most unique place. The city is in the fashion but still keeping the transitional feeling in the same time.

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