Chinese New Year Lantern Festival Celebration | Chinese Fine Arts Society
When and Where
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave
Enjoy performances inspired by the Art Institute’s newly opened Chinese Bronzes exhibit, design and make some lanterns, and join in a Lion Dance-led lantern procession across the pedestrian bridge from Millennium Park to Maggie Daley Park, where performances will be featured on the skating ribbon and in the Fieldhouse.
The Chinese Fine Arts Society is a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange, and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance, and visual arts. This event begins at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then proceeds to nearby Maggie Daley Park in the evening (address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601). This event is free to the public.
In addition, we would need a few volunteers to assist with arts and crafts with people of all ages (including kids), the evening procession across the Millennium Park pedestrian bridge to Maggie Daley Park (carrying larger lanterns on poles, directing the crowd), concerts and events both at the Art Institute and at the Fieldhouse in Maggie Daley Park. The rain date is set for March 4th, so please let us know if you can make both days. Again, you are encouraged to stay for longer periods, but we can make shifts work too. Volunteers are requested an hour before and after the times listed above.