Visitors take part in a cultural fair on Chong'an Temple Commercial Street in Wuxi during the National Day holiday. [Photo/wxrb.com]
Wuxi will build 100 new urban cultural spaces in the next five years, according to the city's recently released five-year plan.
Many local residents have enjoyed colorful cultural activities in Wuxi during the seven-day National Day holiday through reading, watching art performances, as well as leaning about the city's history.
A newly-opened library in Wanxin Community, Huazhuang sub-district attracted many children during the holiday. The library was sponsored by Wuxi Library and the community, providing residents with over 8,000 books.
Wuxi Library has built 30 branch libraries in local communities, scenic areas, metro stations, and hospitals.
The Wuxi Opera Museum is expected to open soon after days of restoration.
The outdoor space has been converted into a garden-style courtyard with gurgling water and pavilions. There is a cultural and creative life hall on the first floor. The development process of Wuxi Opera is engraved on the steps going up to the second floor in chronological order. On the second floor, the history of Wuxi Opera is presented in the form of multimedia, pictures and text, as well as physical objects.
In addition, art exhibitions can be enjoyed in the city's downtown. Many creative cultural fairs have been organized on Chong'an Temple Commercial Street, Nanchang Street, as well as along the Grand Canal.