"Art Live Kobe" is an art event aimed at providing a place for young local artists in Kansai area to showcase their artistry. We created it to be a new space for young artists in the area to exhibit and sell their artwork. One floor of the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Kobe is reserved for the "All Room Solo Exhibition." Each artist has their own room to exhibit and sell their work and run workshops. Each artist gets to enjoy expressing their artistic vision through designing their space however they like. We hope that the viewers will be fully drawn into the world of the artworks.
Up until now, we have planned and managed the "Kobe Art Marche," an event in which around 30 different galleries from Japan and overseas gathered to exhibit and sell works of art. For this event, we reserved one floor of a famous local hotel and had each room turned into a gallery to display works of art with early autumn specialties. We have focused our energy on boldly pioneering a new kind of art market in Japan. It's all thanks to the people of this town that we were able to come this far, and now especially during the pandemic, we believe that it is our mission to give back to the community.
This is why we have decided to hold "Kobe Live Art," a new event where young artists in the area can exhibit and sell their work. Apart from exhibitions and sales, we are also thinking of having programs such as workshops. Furthermore, we are working together with web media companies, and during the session we will exhibit and sell all works of art online. With Kobe as our base, we strive to promote art throughout Japan and the world. We hope that this event can be a support to young local artists who have lost opportunities to work during the pandemic.


Art Live Kobe
Date and time
Friday, September 1th through Sunday, September 3th, 2021. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Onefloor, ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
Admission fee
*In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visitors are currently required to make a reservation for a specific date for entry to Art Live Kobe.
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Art Live Kobe Executive Committee
Executive Committee Chairman
Yasushi Kawata (Kawata Gallery)
Executive Committee
Akira Okada (Office Okada)
WEB/PR materials creation
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ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
Yasushi Kawata  (Kawata Gallery)
1-13-22-102 Tanaka-cho, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, 658-0081
 (10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (Closed Wednesdays, Sundays, and national holidays)


ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
1-Chome, Kitano-cho Chuo-ku Kobe, 650-0002 JAPAN
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- Please take the bridge connecting the Shin-Kobe Station (JR Shinkansen, Kobe-city subway) to the hotel.
- ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe is easily accessible and approximately 2 minutes by subway from Sannomiya.
- Direct access to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen station and the local subway line makes the hotel the perfect home base for exploring the city and beyond.
- We are one station away from JR Sannomiya station (Hanshin, Hankyu, JR, Port Liner), by the Kobe-city subway.
*Approximately 70 minutes from Kansai International Airport to Sannomiya.
*Approximately 18 minutes from Kobe Airport to Sannomiya.