2023 West End Wishes

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Hakka Starry Skies Jan 20th – Feb 10thCardero Street at Robson Oil-paper umbrellas often appear in weddings, religious celebrations, and special occasions in Hakka culture. They symbolize various meanings of good luck. The round shape relates to the idea of “contentment” and the words “oil-paper umbrellas” are homophones for a blessing that newlyweds may be … Read more

2023 LunarFest Exhibition

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LunarFest Exhibition: Colours of Formosa Jan 21st – Feb 20th | 11:00 am – 05:00 pmOcean Artworks (Granville Island) In Partnership With: National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Taiwan is a subtropical island country in East Asia. There are many mountains but few plains; combined with a warm and humid oceanic climate, the island is … Read more

2023 LunarFest Celebrations

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LunarFest Community Celebrations LunarFest Community Celebrations Ocean Artworks, Granville IslandProgramming Every Weekend (Friday to Sunday) Download Schedule Celebrate the Lunar New Year like no other with LunarFest! It’s the Year of the Rabbit, so we are following the curious creatures into a new year full of creativity and fun. Join us on Granville Island every … Read more

2023 LunarFest: Together We Are!

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LunarFest Concert: Together We Are! Jan 24th | 7:30 pm – 10:00 pmOrpheum & Livestream Reserve Your Tickets YouTube Facebook Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with your friends and family, near and far! In the last few years, we have all felt the distance between us and others. As we hop into a new … Read more

2023 School Outreach Program

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Project 1 Project 2 Project 1 Persimmon Dye Workshop National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute Artist: Chen Ching-Lin Dye / Fabric artist This year’s LunarFest School Outreach Program is a dye workshop using persimmon dye all the way from Taiwan. Dubbed the Town of Persimmons, Xinpu Township in Hsinchu County grows an abundance of … Read more

Dates and Locations

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2023 Event Dates & Locations Year of the Rabbit MAP šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square (Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza) The Lantern City / Jan. 20 – Feb. 7LunarFest Celebrations / Jan. 21 – 22 The Lantern City Jan. 20 – Feb. 7LunarFest CelebrationsJan. 21 – 22 MAP Granville Island (Ocean Artworks) The Lantern City / Jan. … Read more

2023 LunarFest Artistic Direction

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Year to Imagine Artistic Direction Under the snow-white moonlightround and mellowwith big red eyes… White—Is it empty space or gentle warmth?Are you able to see your possibilities in its infinity? Red—Is it a juicy apple or good fortune?Are you able to see your uniqueness within its vibrancy? A shape—Is it a frame or is it … Read more