Year of the Tiger on Parade

February 1, 2022 marks the first day of the Year of the Tiger. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is proud to bring back the public art project, Tiger on Parade, to its list of festivities this Lunar New Year. 

Six life-sized Tigers will be publicly displayed around San Francisco, from January 17 – February 19, to help ring in the new year. 

The Tiger statues spotlight local artists as well as reflect upon the culture, people, and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year. Thank you to our sponsors, Alaska Airlines, AARP, Lucky California, Golden State Warriors, Whole Foods Market, and  ICBC for making this project come to life!

Click on the image below to learn more about the Tigers, the artists, and the inspiration behind each design.

Be sure to check out all six Tigers and enter into our photo contest. Click on the banner below to learn how to enter, win fun prizes, and the official rules.

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Auction to Benefit Local Community Non-Profits

After the display period, each statue will be auctioned off with net proceeds benefiting our local community non-profits. This year’s organizations have done outstanding work to uplift our community and help us thrive. Learn more about each organization below.

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The Chinese Community Health Resource Center was established in 1989 as a private, non-profit community center. The Center’s mission is to build a healthy community through culturally and linguistically competent preventive health, disease education and management, and research programs and advocacy. Since its inception, the Chinese community of the San Francisco Bay Area has come to recognize the Chinese Community Health Resource Center as a leader and principal source of culturally competent health education programs. Over the years, CCHRC has launched numerous culturally and linguistically appropriate health education programs, which were considered first in the nation, namely, Chinese-speaking “I can Cope” cancer support group, Men’s Health Day, Women’s Health Day, and Chinese Community Fitness Day, to name a few.

Since 1977, the Southeast Asian Youth Development Center exists to eliminate the social, economic, and equality gap affecting the Southeast Asian American community. They help former refugees, immigrants, and their children from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam by lifting them out of poverty and improving their quality of life. SEAD Center serves thousands of at-risk youth, low-income families, and immigrants, creating independence by building knowledge and confidence. Their services are structured around providing basic needs and skills critical to building successful futures with its mission to foster a healthy, thriving, and self-sufficient Southeast Asian American community.

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Under the aegis of the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, the Chinese Culture Center is one of the leading and most prominent cultural and arts institutions in the city of San Francisco. Their mission is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through education and contemporary art. Founded in 1965, the Chinese Culture Foundation opened its primary program site, Chinese Culture Center, in 1973. Their work is based in Chinatown and San Francisco’s open and public spaces, and other art institutions. In 2014, the Chinese Culture Center opened at 41 Ross, an experimental community art space located in one of the most historic alleyways in Chinatown.

For 50 years, CYC has provided the youth of San Francisco with a sense of belonging and vital tools and experiences to succeed in life. CYC serves over 8,000 youth each year and is one of only a few agencies in San Francisco addressing the needs of a diverse population of low-income, high-need, and at-risk Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx, and African American youth. Their services include academic and college counseling, job placement and employment training, substance abuse and violence prevention education, crisis intervention and mediation, leadership development, and technology and computer training.

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Since 1966, Self-Help for the Elderly has provided assistance and support to seniors in the San Francisco area. They provide trustworthy and devoted care for seniors to promote their independence, dignity, and self-worth. Their non-profit services and companionship help guide seniors to wellness and happiness. Self-Help wants to contribute to longer, healthier, more purposeful lives for seniors.

The auction will run from February 21, 9 AM PST to February 27, 9 PM PST. Be sure to sign up for more information and reminders on our auction page at

Find All 6 Tiger Statues

Want to plan your route to visit all six of our Tigers? View all of the locations at once in Google Maps here.

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