Located at the end of southern Dayong Road in Yancheng District and formerly a pier warehouse, the Pier-2 Art Center was built in 1973. The Kaohsiung City Government found this site while looking for a place from where the National Day fireworks could be launched. After rebuilding it, the city government launched Pier-2 Art Center in March 2002. With the support of artists and local cultural workers, Pier-2 has become an venue for experimental art in southern Taiwan. In 2006, the Kaohsiung City Cultural Affairs Bureau took over management of the center. In 2012, the Rhythm & Hues Studios from Los Angeles, California, U.S. announced that it will set up an audio-visual center in the center's No. 7 warehouse.