Venue of the Month: Baan Sillapin Artist Village

Originally this feature was going to be the venue of the week! Oh, well. These things happen.

Baan Sillapin Artists Village is Hua Hin’s original arts centre, opened in 1998 on a 10-rai (approx. 4 acres or 1.6 hectare) site in the hills just to the West of central Hua Hin. It is the base for the Hua Hin Artists Group, and the residence of Hua Hin’s most famous artist, Tawee Kesa-ngam and other artists who also are members of his family.

Baan Sillapin 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. The facility is a frequent host of special exhibitions and performance events. Read on…

The landscaping , setting, and architecture at Baan Sillapin are truly lovely, and it is one of the nicest places to while away some time in the afternoon.

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Baan Sillapin is open every day except Monday, from 10 am to 5 pm. The ‘campus’ is located on the “Pala-U” road (route 3218) approximately 4 kilometers from the center of Hua Hin.

Map and Directions:





To reach the Baan Sillapin Artists’ Village from the City Centre Intersection:

1. Proceed North on Petchkasem Road to the next traffic light, approximately 0.5 kilometers.

2. Turn Left onto Soi 70/Chomsin Road.

3. Proceed across the railroad tracks.

4. Turn Right onto Route 3218 towards Pala-U.

5. At 300 meters, bear left to follow Route 3218.

6. Continue on Route 3218 for approximately 3.6 kilometers, over the hill and past the Elephant Village on the right and Wat Petchawarudh on the left. Coming down the hill, you will see signs and the driveway for Baan Sillapin Artists Village on the right-hand side.

Slow down and be careful making the turn.

Fact Book:

Full Name: Baan Sillapin Artist Village

Venue Type: Visual Arts Centre

Facilities: Art galleries, artist studios, artist residences, classrooms, antique galleries, store, coffee shop, outdoor spaces for parties and performance

Artists in Residence: Tawee Kesa-ngam, Sawaat Kesa-ngam, Wanwimol Kesa-ngam (Nang), Warapol Moonbunjong, Supashutha Moonbunjong

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, every day except Monday.

Address: 81 Moo 14 Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin, Prachuab Kirikhan 77110

Contact: ph. (66 (0)32-534 830, Blog http://huahinartistvillage.wordpress.com/

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