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FUN MAGAZINE, May, 2006.
45, YiTong Street, B1
Hours:Sunday-Saturday 8 pm-3 am
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
--By Yan Chen, translated by Cara Steenstra
What happens when eight artists join
forces? Come and check out VT Art Salon to find out.
This new bar was the brainchild of eight modern Taiwanese
artists after a night of brainstorming. They wanted
to create a place where local artists and art lovers
could spend time together, sharing experiences and hanging
out. VT Art Salon combines an art gallery and lounge
bar into one establishment, so that you can appreciate
works of modern art while sitting back and relaxing.
There is a three-month rotation for new exhibits, all
of works by modern Chinese artists from Taiwan and abroad.
There is photography, painting and sculpture, as well
as short films, animation and much more. Famous DJs
gather here every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to
play the best jazz, electronic and even rock music,
providing full-on audio-visual stimulation. For those
who just want to kick back and relax with a few friends,
VT Art Salon has a great choice of cocktails, appetizers
and main courses. Thursday is Ladies' Night, where ladies
get a free drink. Those spending NT$200 or more on Thursday
nights can also get a free reading from a tarot expert.