Design Center ARTPLAY known as one of the first creative clusters of Moscow. Several years ago ARTPLAY moved to the former industrial space in the area Kurskaya / Chkalov and now occupies an entire city block area of 75,000 m2. Carefully reconstructing the factory buildings and instilling in them a new life, ARTPLAY complex turned into an important part of the contemporary cultural landscape of the city.
As a specialized business and shopping center in the field of Architecture and Design Design Center ARTPLAY unites in its territory designers, architects, designers, and suppliers and sellers of furniture, lighting, ceramics, decorative materials and special equipment – involving them in mutually beneficial cooperation with each other.
Today in ARTPLAY settled more than 300 architectural bureaus, design studios and showrooms offering its customers and clients a full range of products and services in the construction and repair of objects of any complexity of a typical Moscow apartment to a country village European level.
In the Center ARTPLAY also found a place young Moscow galleries, artists’ studios, cafes, bars, bookstores, music club, school of design, theater, children’s art studio and others. Separate dynamically developing ARTPLAY activity related to the implementation of large-scale cultural and exhibition projects, including international, making the Center a bright point on the tourist map of Moscow.
Today the exhibition space of the Design Center ARTPLAY – these are three exhibition halls, which regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions, festivals, video art, alternative music concerts, performances, film screenings, lectures and master classes. In September 2011 ARTPLAY opened two new exhibition halls, which have become the main venue for the IV Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art.