Students and faculty collaborate on this year’s float and present a taste of the Academy’s story
Three monkeys and the Monkey King take center stage during the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade. Photo by Bob Toy.
The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco was a stunning event on Saturday. Feb. 20 as city streets were blocked off and citizens flocked to the path of the parade where 150 companies and schools participated. Academy of Art University students and faculty were among the excited crowd and participated yet again this year for the Chinese Year of the Monkey. The concept design for the float this year is directly correlated to the Chinese story of the Monkey King. So many people involved with the Academy made a tremendous effort for this year’s parade float and musical number.