The origin of the plan 計畫緣起
【Urban Sketchers】Urban Sketchers has gradually become a famous international cultural exchange tour for experiencing art and culture. The paintbrush replaces the camera lens. Sketchers can paint what they saw on journey on a piece of drawing paper, share their sketches on the internet to introduce these urban memories to others, and create amazing sparks through cross-national cultural exchange. The Urban Sketchers Club was officially founded on Facebook in Taiwan. As this trend grew and emerged throughout the island, Facebook pages were soon added for regional sites: Urban Sketchers Taipei, Urban Sketchers Taoyuan, Urban Sketchers Hsinchu, Urban Sketchers Puli, etc. From north to south, Urban Sketchers Club soon established its Facebook pages for almost every regional county and city. Meanwhile, international sketchers were continually interviewed for the purpose of cultural exchange. After the first Asialink Sketchwalk was held in Bangkok in 2016, fans from all over Asia have the chance to exchange ideas online. This year (2017), Malaysia held the second Asialink Sketchwalk in Kuching, so our government came up with the idea to be the one to hold the next event. Taichung is the first modernized city in Taiwan. It has preserved lots of architecture built before or after the Japanese Occupation Era, especially the old town in the Central District where one can find the Old Taichung Railway Station, Taichung Shiyakusho, Historical Taichung Prefecture Hall, Taichung Liu-Yuan Presbyterian Church, Chuan An Tang, Taichung Park, and many others. At the same time, the convenient transportation, friendly vendors and accommodations allow us to be prepared for holding the large Asialink Sketchwalk event. Therefore, we are fighting for the chance to hold the 2018 Asialink Sketchwalk in Taiwan. We’ll work closely with “The 2018 Taichung World Floral Exposition” to invite sketcher friends coming from all over Asia to gather together in Taichung to experience a tour in the old town district for cultural exchange.
Activity Date 活動日期
October 4, 2018 (Thursday) ~ October 7 (Sunday)
Activity Location 活動地點
Taichung City Old Town in Central District, Taichung World Floral Exposition Area