The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce will once again bring the Lunar New Year Celebration to our community. The Lunar New Year is a time to cast away the bad blood of the previous year and wish for good fortune in the coming year. Now in its 21st year, the celebration is recognized as one of the most prominent ethnic events in the region.
To kick-off the celebration, a three-week art exhibit will be held January 11-31, 2012, at Alhambra City Hall. Sponsored by Wells Fargo and co-sponsored by Around Alhambra, Skylink TV, and Zhong Guo Daily News, there will be a solo art show by renowned artist Jack Liang. Exquisite paintings, including few of the coming dragon zodiac, will be presented. Dragon pots made of cloisonné/silver from Tibet and ceramic will also be on display. The one-day street festival will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Stretching five city blocks from Garfield Ave. to Almansor Street on Valley Blvd., this is an area known as the heart of the largest Asian-American commercial district in the Southland. With more than 200 booths, it offers the community a glimpse of Asian customs and traditions.
There’s nothing more precious than spending a day with family and friends to experience the colorful, festive celebration of the Lunar New Year. Admission is free and parking is abundant on streets and at adjacent shopping centers.