Recently, a neighborhood culture center opened at Yonghuananli Community of Linjiaolu Subdistrict of Daxing District of Beijing to display the quintessence of the past 13 neighborhood festivals in the subdistrict.
The center was transformed from an underground air-raid shelter, which had been illegally used for renting with serious safety hazards.
Now the center looks like a world of art, which displays residents’ calligraphy works, handicrafts like fans, woodcarvings, lanterns and beaded pendants as well as winning works of the subdistrict’s photography contests.
At the main exhibition hall, a 3D projector plays a continuous loop of wonderful highlights of past neighborhood festivals.
Next to the main exhibition hall lie independent exhibition areas set up for the subdistrict’s 19 communities, such as the lantern riddle-themed area for Yonghuabeili Community and the calligraphy-themed area for Linjiaobeili Community.
In addition, a photo-taking device has been installed at the exit of the center so that residents can print and paste photos on the neighborhood displaying wall.