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Lantern Celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center

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Lantern Festival Celebration

Close out the Chinese New Year season as Preston Bradley Hall is transformed into a lively Chinese marketplace featuring lion dance, music, dance and more by some of Chicago’s most illustrious performers, and enjoy food, calligraphy, puppets, a selfie booth, trinkets and more.

Sunday, February 5th, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington St

Free Admission

The Chinese Fine Arts Society needs volunteer assistance for this event. Volunteers will assist with the following tasks:

Before the event:
  • Assist with load-in of supplies
  • lantern assembly
  • decoration set-up
  • selfie station setup
  • marketplace set-up
  • craft table set-up
  • information table set-up
  • assisting vendors with setup

During the Event:
  • help run marketplace - selling trinkets and goods
  • craft table assistance - helping guests with simple craft projects
  • selfie station assistance - helping manage the line at the selfie station and help guests take selfies
  • information table - running the information table - passing out flyers and answering questions
  • room monitoring - monitoring backstage areas

After the event:
  • Disassembling lanterns and taking down decor
  • packing up supplies
  • cleanup
  • assisting vendors with cleanup and load out

Volunteers can sign-up for 2 hour shifts. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for as many shift as they would like, and group volunteering is welcome. Any volunteers under the age of 15 should be accompanied by and adult. Any questions or special accommodations can be directed to

5 Shifts

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  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - evening / 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    Assist with cleanup
  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
    Assist with event and help with clean-up
  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Help with event
  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Help with set-up and first hour of event
  • Sun Feb 05, 2023 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Help with set-up
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Mission Statement

The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) is a Chicago-based organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange, and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance, and visual arts. Since its founding in 1984, CFAS has been a leading champion of Chinese culture, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the beauty and majesty of both traditional and contemporary Chinese art.


Since our founding, CFAS has established itself with widely attended and critically acclaimed cultural events in various venues throughout Chicagoland. Our core programming consists of three interconnected programs: Main Stage Events, Young Artist Development, and Community Engagement, which work together to achieve our mission and to provide significant opportunities for Illinois-based artists.

The history of CFAS has been a true "American Dream" success story, beginning when Barbara Tiao, a Shanghai native who fled the country in 1949, eventually settled in Chicago in 1984. She established herself as a piano teacher and a "cultural ambassador," sharing her beloved culture with other students and the surrounding community. This passion was Barbara’s inspiration to start the Chinese Fine Arts Society. Barbara passed away in 2008, having realized her dream: an organization that has bloomed into a professional entity in Chicago’s artistic scene.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, International


Sun Feb 05, 2023
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
This opportunity has 5 shifts


78 East Washington StreetChicago, IL 60602



  • Event Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Retail / Sales
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • People Skills


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group



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