LanternAsia-FantaSea canceled at Norfolk Botanical Garden due to COVID-19

LanternAsia opens at Norfolk Botanical Garden
Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 16:10:34-05

NORFOLK, Va. – COVID-19 has derailed another popular event in our area. The international LanternAsia-FantaSea April event at Norfolk Botanical Garden has been canceled amid the pandemic and related travel restrictions.

The highly-anticipated exhibition would have been the third installment created by Chinese artisans from Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., an event that welcomed more than 100,000 visitors to the Garden in 2016 and in 2018.

The Garden says they're hopeful that LanternAsia will return in the future.

NBG is now focusing on a U.S.-based outdoor exhibition with a global environmental mission. "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea" debuts this summer with 15 larger-than-life sculptures including a giant fish, colossal jellyfish and a custom-made eagle, all made from trash collected from beaches. For more information about this exhibition, click here.

Norfolk Botanical Garden is located at 6700 Azalea Garden Road.