By The Art Of Monteque
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is hosting, for the first time, the Moonlight Forest: A Magical Lantern Art Festival and public is Is invited to attend the wonderfully beautiful and unexpected Charm of the Moonlight Forest.
Created by TianYu Arts and Culture, Inc., the lanterns that are on display throughout the arboretum are an unforgettable evening experience of rich art, and cultural discovery. The Art Of Monteque was honor to be able wander through the gardens filled with more than 60 larger then life lantern installations placed on the 127-acre botanical garden; that was created by artisans from the Sichuan province of China depicting plants, animals and architecture. The exhibit takes about a gentle one hour walk and view along its one-mile route. The magnificent lanterns reflect three themes; Nature, Children’s Garden, and Chinese Culture, all of which embrace the mission and communities of the Arboretum. This is A celebration of the time honored tradition of masterfully crafted lanterns art.
“What we’re doing is showcasing this art form made contemporary with new materials and new construction methods,” CEO of the L.A. Arboretum, Richard Schulhof said. “When I first saw these lanterns at a festival in Norfolk, ‘I said this is incredibly beautiful, we have to bring this to Southern California.’”
Masterfully crafted the lanterns beckon you into the gardens of fantasy and fable. Some of the lanterns depict beautiful animals, shimmering exotic flowers, and intriguing figures from Chinese legends. It is truly an evening of dazzling color where the imagination comes alive fueled by the spark of magic!
“This is for people who have never seen this kind of lantern festival before. I hope they can truly enjoy this experience, because this kind of art has been part of thousands of years of history in China,” Ai Luo, the representative of Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc. and Vice President said. “I hope that this can let people fully experience the Chinese culture.”
The Moonlight Forest will delight anyone that is young at heart. This will be a perfect time for families and children to experience the garden in a new light. There is also performances by Chinese acrobats, including face changing, straw hat magic, hoop diving and juggling, as well as traditional dance. This is a walking event so there are no shuttles or vehicles available inside the park, however, it is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs and mobility assistance devices. Visitors can take photos during the tour, but no night commercial photography is allowed throughout the duration of Moonlight Forest. Those talking selfies are advised against blocking pathways or the view of others. Selfie sticks are allowed but tripods will not be allowed. Photographs and videos should not be used for commercial purposes, the Arboretum added.The event is open to all ages, but visitors under 18 must always be accompanied by an adult.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Peacock Cafe and the food trucks, Rice Balls of Fire, Dinas Dumplings, Boba ni Taco, Cravin Curbside Crab Cakes, Triple Threat Truck, BBQ Smokehouse, Sabores de Mexico, Son of a Bun, Pickles n’ Peas and Dreamy Creations. Plus there will be several bars throughout the exhibit.
If you would like to attend the Moonlight Forest:
When: Entry times: 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM (closes at 10:00 PM)
Wednesday through Sunday, From 5:30 P. M. to 10 p.m.
From October 26 ,2018 January 6, 2019
Where: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.
Tickets: Friday to Sunday $28 adults, $25 seniors and $23 children 3-17.
Wednesday to Thursday $25 adults, $23 seniors and $20 children 3-17
Members of the Arboretum are eligible for a 15 percent discount. If you are a member, please contact the Arboretum membership office at (626) 821-3233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount code.For more information about tickets, parking and other rules during Moonlight Forest, visit www.arboretum.org/moonlight-forest-magical-lantern-art-festival
Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc. is the American subsidiary of the international design and manufacturing company Sichuan Tianyu, which is headquartered in Zigong, China. Sichuan Tianyu organizes world-class Chinese cultural events, and tailors experiential marketing solutions on an international scale. Sichuan Tianyu is renowned for its ability to combine Chinese-folk culture and entertainment into popular China Light Festivals and carnival experiences. Sichuan Tianyu has successfully hosted Chinese light festivals and other celebrations of Chinese culture around the world.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site located in what was the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita in the city of Arcadia.