[Anchor Lead]Art galleries are being transformed into cultural venues offering respite to the public. Visitors can appreciate art while having lunch with some of the artists or spend time at art galleries in the evening after work.[Pkg]A mouthwatering meal has been served for lunch in the exhibition hall of this art gallery. Visitors receive their meals and take seats to appreciate the exhibits.[Soundbite] "It was a good experience."While the spectators enjoy their lunch, the artist introduces his works and answers visitors' questions. It's the so-called 'artist's lunch box' event that was organized by the Seoul Museum of Art. Having lunch in an ambiance created by artworks and meeting with artists in person is a unique experience that helps people escape from the daily grind.[Soundbite] Seo Ja-ryeong(Spectator) : "It's not easy for working people to visit art galleries on weekdays. It's a nice opportunity to enjoy culture this way."This art gallery remains open until 10 p.m. This is done to allow more people to appreciate art after work.[Soundbite] Bang So-yun(Spectator) : "It's a busy time when people go home from work. But I can relax and enjoy art here even during rush hour."In addition to their original role of hosting art exhibitions, art galleries these days are undergoing a transformation into venues of relaxation and recreation.
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