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New red lanterns unveiled in SF in time for Lunar New Year

By Almira Baldoza, AsAmNews Intern

 A new art installation in San Francisco Chinatown is adding a romantic glow to the night.

The non-profit Chinatown Media and Arts Collaboration and its art center Edge on the Square unveiled the new lanterns created by artist Bre Gipson Friday night, January 26.

Gipson calls her creation Prismatic Shift.

The event started at 5:30 pm for the unveiling of the new lanterns and that was followed by musical performances and activities that lasted until 8pm.

 “By harnessing the transformative power of contemporary art, the opportunities to effect change and make a positive impact are creatively endless” said Art on the Square Executive Director Joanna Lee in a statement.  

Many visitors and tourists came to see the unveiling of the new lanterns which can be a good sign for businesses and the re-enchantment of Chinatown.

 Supervisor Aaron Peskin told  NBC Bay Area that parking fees will be temporarily halted in Chinatown during the Lunar New Year to encourage more people to visit the area. He says business in Chinatown has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels and free parking could help.

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