Once Upon a Taiwan… in Kaohsiung
CNNGo, the travel channel for CNN, recently featured Kaohsiung, my city of residence for this period of time in my life. For the second-biggest city in Taiwan, it’s quite relaxed and has that “small town” feel of a laid-back community more interested in simple work, fast friendship, and loving life.
What I really appreciate about the city is its support of art and music, and a range of art and music at that. One of my favorite places to simply wander around is the Pier 2 Art Center, which is featured first on the list at CNNGo. What follows is their write-up of Pier 2, the first of their Top 6, and you’ll find more on their site as well as their video travel documentary (dated 15 January, 2014)
Pier-2 Art Center
A former warehouse, Pier 2 is packed with exhibitions and outdoor art.Once a cluster of warehouses, Pier-2 Art Center has helped boost Kaohsiung’s cultural credibility by providing a revamped space for artists and musicians to hold concerts and exhibitions.
Every year Pier-2 hosts events as part of the Kaohsiung Design Festival and Rainbow Bay music festival. The two-day Rainbow Bay Festival is one of the biggest music events in Taiwan.
Pier-2 Art Center, 1 Dayong Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City; +886 7 521 4899