臺中市政府自2015年起籌辦「花都藝術季」希能透過在地文化資源,結合本地花卉特色,以「花都」作為城市意象,推廣臺中。花都藝術節亦於去年創造了眾多參與人次,今年更以「跨界」為主軸,將其擴大辦理為為期一季之「花都藝術季」,展演內容將納入各項以花卉為主題動靜態展演,包含各項戲劇舞蹈、花卉裝置藝術、踩街遊行、文學創作等類型,匯聚各項精彩展演,於花都藝術季期間盛大演出,期待能將文化的種子在地深耕,發展本地獨特文化,結合行銷城市觀光,並為2018年的臺中世界花卉博覽會暖身,讓臺中能被世界看見。

Taichung City government has been organizing the Taichung Arts Festival since 2015, hoping to combine local cultural resources with local floristry, in order to establish the image of a “Floral City” and to promote Taichung. A large wave of participants partook in the festival last year, and this year, with “interdiscipline” at the heart of the festival as its core value, the government is extending the festival to a three-month long event. There will be a wide range of exhibitions and shows throughout the festival, including dramatic dance performances, floral art demonstrations, parades, literary creations, and so on, all on the topic of floristry. Taichung City government hopes that the culture can be deeply ingrained in the region, so the city can develop its unique culture and combine it with tourism. This festival also serves as a warm-up event for the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition, which is a good opportunity for Taichung to be seen by the world.