The Mayor’s Residence Art Salon is a unique Japanese wooden building featuring antique black roof tiles and a peaceful green garden surrounded with old camphor trees, and can be spotted surprisingly on the quiet Xu Zhou road if you visit for the first time.
The main building was originally built for the governors’ families by the Japanese colonial authorities in 1940, during the Showa period in Japanese history. At that time, western culture had a great influence on Japanese architecture, so “Western-style rooms” without having tatami floor could be found in the traditional Japanese houses. And the Mayor’s Residence Art Salon is one of these few special houses which is still being preserved in Taiwan.
The dimension of this Japanese house is about 990 square meters within the grounds of 2,640 square meters. Many former Taipei city mayors, including Gao Yu-Shu, Zhang Feng-Xu, Lin Yang-Gang, Li Deng-Hui, Shao En-Xin, Yang Jin-Tsung, Xu Shui-De, and Huang Da-Zhou, had lived here before the house was converted into a public art gallery.
Since 1995, after a few years of renovation, it has become one important art center in Taipei. It is now run by Taipei City Government and the Taipei Star Bank Cultural Foundation, and it devotes to share various aesthetic experiences with Taipei Citizens in their daily lives. When you visit, you can find the indoor gallery, where exhibits the work of many local and expat artists, and art classrooms, which offers different kinds of lessons in painting, history, or even the art of handcrafts. In addition, visitors can also just relax on the outside terrace and enjoy nature to its fullest or savor some exquisite Taiwanese cuisine at the Mayor’s Cafe. This is a great place for you, who are looking for a peaceful and quiet moment to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in Taipei City.
Mayorsalon art gallery specializes in exhibiting work of many Taiwanese artists and overseas artists, and holds at least 15 exhibitions a year in various forms of art, including Taiwanese contemporary art, sculpture, photography, oil paintings, watercolor paintings or calligraphy paintings. Furthermore, this space aims at promoting life aesthetics to the public, so all exhibitions are open to the public with free admission all year round.
The Mayor’s Residence Art Salon has a range of rooms and spaces that can be hired for a wide range of events, from conferences and product launches to meetings and receptions.
For more information on venue hire, exhibitions and courses at the Mayor’s Residence Art Salon please contact the us on +886-2-2396-8198 or email email@example.com
ADD: No.46, Xuzhou Rd., Taipei City 100, Taiwan
TEL: +886-2-2396-8198 FAX: +886-2-2358-3548
The Mayor's Residence Art Salon Restaurant
Serving afternoon tea, coffee and a variety of Taiwanese and Western cuisines
09:00 – 22:00
Free Admission (Only closed on the Spring Festival)
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 22:00 (Last order before 21:00)
09:00 – 18:00
Bannan Line, "Shandao Temple Station" Exit 5—Walk via Shaoxing S. St. for about 10 minutes.
2 Tamshui-Xinyi Line, "NTU hospital Station" Exit 2—Walk via Zhongshan S. Rd. and Xuzhou Rd. for about 15 minutes.
"Renai Rd. Sec.2 仁愛路二段", 222、253、297
"Kainan High School of Commerce and Industry開南商工", 15、22、208、295、297、665、671
"Renai and Shaoxing Intersection仁愛紹興路", 37、261、263、270、621、630、651、665
"Ministry of Audit審計部", 205、212、232、257、262、276、299、605、1815、忠孝新幹線
Please use street parking spaces, or TCYD public parking lot (No.17, Sec. 1, Ren' ai Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City100, Taiwan)