Academy schools collaborate to create a float celebrating art and culture for the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade
An illustrated mock-up of the Academy’s float for this year’s Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade. Image courtesy of Bob Toy.
The cultural landscape of San Francisco has undergone many changes throughout the years, but one event has annually celebrated culture and diversity for 160 years. The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade will once again welcome thousands of people on Saturday, Feb. 24, to San Francisco for one of the largest celebrations of Lunar New Year in the world.
As a place where people from around the globe come to study art, Academy of Art University is a proud supporter of the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade. This is the fifth year in a row that the Academy has created an elaborate float that unites students and instructors from across a variety of departments.