Lantern Stories



Grant Ave. (view map)

Yu-Wen Wu has created 29 illustrated lanterns that brighten one of Chinatown's busiest streets and commemorate the neighborhood's history, culture, and community. Among the notable Chinese-Americans depicted on these lanterns are actor Bruce Lee, author Amy Tan, journalist Helen Zia, and restauranteur Cecilia Chang. Wu has allowed local artists to use some of her lanterns as their canvas. These artists include Philip Hua, Lenora Lee, Summer Mei Ling Lee, Cathy Lu, and Christine Wong Yap. Lantern Stories is part of a national project of encouraging civic dialogue and social justice around issues facing America's Asian communities.

Best Viewing: After Dark

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