Hualien Stone Sculpturing Museum is the first Stone Museum in Taiwan . The sculptures are fine arts collected through years of international stone sculpturing festivities.
We expect to carve Hulien into a landmark of stone sculpturing tourism city by expanding the traditional museum to an outdoor exhibition.
Hualien is the distributing center of minerals in Taiwan , owning 90% of mineral resource on the island. The total amount of minerals raw materials and value-added stone import/export ranks second in world, only next to Italy; therefore, earning the name of “Hometown of Rocks,” and “City of Marbles.” It is also the base for domestic stone sculpturing artists.
The creation of stone sculpturing arts ties closely with its natural environment. Hualien is located at the earth plates interlocking zone , owning rich mineral resources that attracted many stone sculpturing artists to settle. Currently there are more than three hundred artists living in Hualien. A group of sculpturing fellows formed “Hualien Stone Sculpturing Association” in 1992 to be the first stone sculpturing art group in Taiwan . It regularly holds forums to exchange techniques and theories with other fellows in sculpturing aspect.