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First Asian lantern exhibition in Virginia to feature more than
30 colossal works of art

Experience the much anticipated LanternAsia – Art by Day, Magic by Night.  Walk through a mile of colossal Asian works of art transforming the Garden’s landscape – mesmerizing guests of all ages. Lantern Festivals are an ancient tradition that began more than 2,000 years ago in China. Tianyu Culture Communication located in Zigong, China has designed and produced this extraordinary event. They have traveled to Beijing, Sydney, and Rotterdam. This magnificent lantern exhibition will leave guests awestruck in Virginia for the first time – Ever! Click here for more information and photos.  In addition to the LanternAsia experience, explore the Garden’s beautiful 175 acres blooming this Spring season.

Witness 36 magical illuminating works of art, crafted by Sichuan Tianyu Culture Inc. from silk, steel and other eco-friendly materials highlighting traditional Asian themes that include nature, wildlife,  architecture and ancient folklore. These structures – some as tall as four stories – replicate those found in China, Japan, India, Thailand, Korea, Burma and Singapore.

During the day, guests will have the opportunity to see the detail and craftsmanship of these mystical works of art. By night, experience the art illuminated in enormous proportions. The highly detailed workmanship of these Chinese artisans will leave you breathless.

This exhibit, rich in history, dates back  to the Han Dynasty. It is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and will only happen at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

pdfraim_200“The City of Norfolk is proud to host LanternAsia, the first ever Chinese Lantern Exhibition in Virginia and all of the eastern seaboard at our Norfolk Botanical Garden,” said Mayor Paul D. Fraim.  “This magnificent display of larger-than-life art will draw thousands of visitors to our City, celebrating culture and diversity.”


Secretary of Commerce Maurice Jones“Norfolk’s selection as the location for this unique exhibit is a testament to the City’s ability to attract not only global companies, but talent and culture from all over the world,” said Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.  “To keep the economy growing and be a great place for businesses, families and visitors, we need to continue to demonstrate Virginia’s ability to play on the world’s stage.”


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     Chinese artisans  begin installation in January 2016.


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