The Pier-2 Art Center situated in the basin No. 3 of Kaohsiung Port and was once an ordinary warehouse. Later in 2001, a group of passionate Taiwanese artists established the Pier-2 Artistic Development Association. Pier-2 has become the headquarters for artistic development in southern Taiwan. The Pier 2 art center is now a unique open art space for artists and students with an environment to demonstrate fine art creation, and has become one of the most popular attractions in Kaohsiung.
The Pier-2 Art Center has held many exhibitions and festivals such as the Kaohsiung Design Festival, the Chinese Character Exhibition, Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival, Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, etc. Every performance and exhibition filled the city with creative vibes injecting new life to the Pier-2 Art Center. In doing so, the center has continuously been presenting avant-garde perceptions and appearances, while building this port city into an attractive cultural and living hub.
The creative studio is filled with various talented artists to manifest art into people’s life and fills Kaohsiung with a new way of life. The establishment of Pier-2 Art Center is not only to promote art creation but harness this creativity to infuse Kaohsiung with a new fashion.
The western railway line, which previously brought goods to the docks, has now become Kaohsiung's busiest cycling trail through the Pier 2 art center. Visitors or cyclist can enjoy seaside view accompany with amazing works of art wait for discovery in the District's public spaces. With the great weather, every scene is a best photo to keep for travelers. Visitors can also go to the Hamasen Railway Cultural Park and witness how the passage of time has affected Kaohsiung's first railway station.