- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A massive Chinese light exhibit will be coming to the Norfolk Botanical Garden early next year.

The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1CpSHYJ ) reports that the attraction, dubbed LanternAsia, will feature 25 structures - some two or three stories tall - that will be installed by a 30-person assembly team from China’s Sichuan province. Organizers say the $250,000 show will be the first art exhibit of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard.

The exhibit will feature a walking tour that will extend at least a mile, with works of art made from silk, steel, glass and other materials illuminated from within by LED lights.

The garden’s president and CEO Michael Desplaines says he hopes to draw 100,000 visitors to the attraction during its two-month run, tentatively set for March and April.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com


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