Hualien is located in east Taiwan that has the majestic mountain line and coast, moderate climate, agricultural and fishery products. This city also has rich natural mineral, especially the world-class marble and jade. Therefore it is called “The Birthplace Of Stone.” The excellent natural conditions develop the unique humane and sculpture art culture.
In 1995, some domestic and foreign artists gathered at Yanliao coast spontaneously to hold the 1st “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival”, this activity guided Hualien to become an important place worldwide for studying stone sculpture, and it also got the official recognition. Hualien County Government and Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau held the 2ne festival in 1997 and it made stone sculpture art become Well-known. After this, the festival is held biennially and has accumulated significant number of creative works.
With the effort of both public and private sectors, Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival has been quite renowned. With the great expectations of the local residents that they hoped can have a place to conserve this particular culture, “Hualien County Stone Sculpture Museum” was be established in 2001 and became the first stone sculpture museum in Taiwan. It provided the open place to show the stone sculpture and stone-art exhibitions for educational purposes.