Ancient fishing village revitalized using art
Villagers from Xiayu village in Ningbo's Ninghai county decorate a wall with small fish models. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]
Xiayu village in Ningbo's Ninghai county recently has gotten a facelift thanks to an art design campaign in which villagers were encouraged to renovate their surroundings using art.
The village, which has a history of 860 years, is a settlement founded by the descendants of Xue Rengui, a general in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907), according to Xue Jingya, a member of the Ningbo Writers Association who is also from the village.
Located close to Ningbo Bay, Xiayu also boasts rich resources. More than 700 households from the village make their living from fishing or sea transport.
Xue Ruiyue, Party chief of the village, said that they hoped to transform the village's landscape and public space using art.
Efforts will be made to fully revitalize idle resources and improve public service facilities in the village in the near future, he added.
A fishing boat made with wood waste is displayed in Xiayu village in Ningbo's Ninghai county. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]
Villagers from Xiayu village in Ningbo's Ninghai county renovate their surroundings using art. [Photo/Ningbo Daily]