In 2011, there was Trick Eye Art which showcased a number of 3D paintings. Now, in District 7 again, there’s Art In Us housed at the back of Vietopia.
Unlike Trick Eye Art, it looks like Art In Us will be here for a while. And I do hope they change their art work every few months or so.
Upon finding out about this place through Lidia (Hi Lidia!), my friend and I got excited and decided to bring our families yesterday. Yup! On a weekday! 🙂
We decided that it’s better to go on a weekday because weekends can be packed. Well, we wouldn’t know for sure but it was nice to take photos without waiting for a bunch of people to step aside.
As it turned out, we were the only visitors plus a couple who came in way after us.
My eldest son was hesitant to pose by himself but gladly posed with his friend, Sofia.
My youngest though would gamely pose but run before you click the camera! So yeah, it was good that we were the only ones there because I screamed quite a bit getting this kid in place.
My mom is a trooper. Wherever you want her, she’s there in a flash. 😛
There were around 100 paintings according to this article, all painted by a group of 15 Korean artists.
We finished the whole area in over an hour but that was just us breezing through the whole thing because our kids were running up and down the hallways and couldn’t get them to stay still.
And it wasn’t easy thinking “acting”! Thankfully, the Art In Us personnel would come up to us to offer posing advice and even take our photos.
Hubby got the bad end of the deal running after our 3 year old but he did get in a few shots.
The attention to details is awesome!
Imagine the long hours of work put into these paintings!
Here’s more of my favorite shots:
Oh and by the way, you have to remove your shoes here so best if you can wear socks! But the floors can be slippery, so do watch your step.
You can check the published rates in the website. There’s a different fee for foreigners and locals but luckily yesterday, we were charged the local rate at 150,000 VND for adults and 130,000 VND for children. Our 3 year olds got in for free. It gets pricier during weekends and holidays.
Art In Us
Him Lam, Quan 7
9 am to 10 pm