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Chiang Mai's newest gallery is rooted in an artist's desire to contribute to his community

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Museums and art galleries seem the in-thing in Chiang Mai city and a new one, the brainchild of a local resident with long mileage abroad, opening next week is sure to further enliven the art scene for tourists travelling there this festive season. 

The gallery belongs to Wattana Wattanapun who returned home recently after long years abroad and decided to build something of lasting value for the local people as well as tourists visiting the city generally regarded as Thailand's winter capital.

Wattana Art Gallery sits downtown close to Wat U-mong temple and it is slated to open on Dec 20. Named for its owner, an art lecturer who worked for several years in the US and Canada, the gallery aims to promote various styles of art.

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