In 2012, The Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto launched LunarFest, an event designed to bring people together to share in the diversity of Canada. It also encouraged the collaboration of Canadian and International cultural presenters to create new forms of artistic expressions. LunarFest is a festival that brings together Soul, Art and Life on one stage.
LunarFest was designed to be a festival that celebrates one of the oldest traditions for many Asian cultures – Lunar New Year – LunarFest aims to collaborate with many Asian communities and outreaches to other Canadians.
LunarFest also builds on an important artistic element for many cultures – the lanterns.Celebrate the Year of the Tiger like no other.
The Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights at the Varley Art Gallery courtyard are LunarFest’s way of making connections between the Indigenous cultures of Canada and the biggest tradition in Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year. Featuring the works of local Indigenous artists, these lanterns light up the new year.
Join the Varley Gallery online for fun activities including arts and crafts, animal conservation knowledge, and the Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights.
Art Installation: February 5 – March 6, 2022
Online & Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main Street Unionville, Markham