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Art Exhibit Kicks-off Alhambra Lunar New Year Celebrations

  • By David Barron

A classy city hall Art Exhibit kicked off Alhambra’s 25th Annual Lunar New Year celebration on January 8th with city officials and the press in attendance.
The art exhibit will feature many artistic interpretations of the Year of the Monkey. This year’s event will also include a street festival scheduled on Saturday, February 13.
The art exhibition will be on display from January 8th to January 29 at Alhambra City Hall. Located at 111 South First Street.

The exhibition is four sections parts. The first part is six large informational photo boards to help us better understand the coming Zodiac.
The second part consists of a large dance photo illustrating one of China's four great classical novels, "Journey to the West," also known as "The Monkey King" Sun Wukong.
Part three is comprised of 13 drawings by ADT Art School. With their rich imagination, the children have painted abstract portraits of monkeys in a variety of scenarios.
Part four showcases six mythological Taiwanese hand puppets provided by collector Rex Yu offering another unique interpretation of the Monkey King from the "Journey to the West."
This Lunar New Year culture exhibition is sponsored by Delta Air lines and XO Tours, and co-sponsored by ETTV, Zhong-Guo Daily News and Around Alhambra.
Alhambra’s New Year Festival on February 13th at a new location on Valley Boulevard, between Almansor to Vega streets. The festival hours are 10am to 5pm.
Festival organizers expect more than 20,000 people will visit the 200 featured booths to explore the food and cultural offerings of vendors.
Toyota will present their new lines of cars. McDonald's will provide samples of their signature drinks. Jack, the white dog from Wells Fargo, will make an appearance at the outdoor stage with music from the live band and various Kung Fu demonstrations. Snoopy will be at the MetLife booth.
Contests and giveaways will be available at Charter, AIG, Chase Bank and Union Bank booths. The God of Fortune will pass out red envelope candies on behalf of East West Bank. Tzu Chi and Christian Herald will provide free medical consultations. There will be all-day entertainment including changing faces performances, stunts and different ethnic folk dances.
This is a great place to have fun, try the local cuisine and enjoy entertainment with family and friends. Free admission and parking are available on side streets and nearby shopping centers.
For more information, visit the event website: For inquiries, please call (626) 395-9995 or send an email to Pinki Chen ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Frances Lee ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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