San Francisco’s Civic Center has gone from light up bunnies to, now, light up lanterns. Sixteen of these art pieces will be displayed outside City Hall from now until March 10. The exhibit highlights the start of the Lunar New Year and hopes to inspire peace in the city.

“As we saw with the very successful rabbit installation this year, large-scale temporary art has the power to catalyze the community and invigorate our public spaces,” says Director of Cultural Affairs Tom DeCaigny

The display is entitled “Sui Sui Ping An – Peace All Year Round” and was created by Hong Kong-based artist Freeman Lau. According to SFist the public art “serves to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong special administrative region after its sovereignty was transferred from the UK to China.”

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A true public display of affection.

[Featured Image: Freeman Lau via Facebook]

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