theBLANC Art Space, World Trade Center, and Port Authority of NY & NJ Present Immersive Red Ball Art Festival

The artistic odyssey is being held at the Oculus, World Trade Center from Feb 6th – Feb 20th, 2024.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 17, 2024 / -- theBLANC Art Space, World Trade Center and the Port Authority of NY & NJ proudly present the Red Ball Art Festival at the Oculus, World Trade Center. This meticulously crafted event welcomes attendees from February 6th to 20th, 2024 and includes a multitude of activities, including mesmerizing musical performances and interactive experiences.

The festival's centerpiece, the "Red Ball" installation, features an artistic collection of red spheres, echoing the beauty of traditional lanterns and symbolizing unity and completeness. At its core, the vibrant installation embodies the themes of joy, prosperity, love, and enthusiasm, resonating with the spirit of renewal and community. It not only honors Asian cultural heritage but also enhances the festival's ambiance, making the art and music performances even more immersive.

“The Red Ball Art Festival represents a harmonious fusion of varied cultures, united by the universal dialect of art,” says celebrated Steinway artist and featured performer, Wei Luo. “It's an homage to artistic expression, personal and communal metamorphosis, and shared exuberance.”

Transcending cultural boundaries, the Red Ball Art Festival's roster features the dynamic percussion ensemble of Kaixin Hou and Eason Yilin Liu, hailing from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Throughout the event thus far, their electrifying drum duet not only struck a chord with the audience, but also lifted the spirits of everyone present.

On Valentine's Day, the festival showcased a special 'Echoes of Love—Young Musicians Series.’ This performance unveiled a musical tapestry woven with threads of ancient Eastern love stories, skillfully combining the dulcet tones of traditional Chinese instruments with the grandeur of classical and orchestral music. It was a passionate homage to the universal theme of love. The conception and orchestration of this event come from the creative minds of Wang Yuxi and Zhu Xiaojing, promising music curators from Columbia University, alongside the ingenious compositions of the young maestro Yu Gangyuan. It also features a group of talented young musicians, including Bai Weizhe (conductor), Bian Manqing (piano), Quan Xin (second violin), Li Bihan (first violin), Tu Yuchen (viola), Liu Xiaoran (dizi), Wang Zhe (guqin), Lu Xi (pipa), Ronan Mckinnon (bass), Guo Zhihuiying (percussion), Chen Leyao (cello), Zhu Yining (percussion).

With many more days left in the event, the festival is designed to create a cohesive and enriching atmosphere that heralds the new year. It stands as a tribute to the joy, reflection, and inspiration that art instills in our existence and shines a light on the emerging artists of our time.

For more information about the Red Ball Art Festival, please visit

About TheBLANC Art Space

TheBLANC Art Space is dedicated to promoting and advancing visual, performing, and creative art through a series of exhibitions, performances, presentations, panels, and outreach programs. Through the power of art, it contributes to New York’s diversity and creativity. It is also committed to forging an innovative and inspiring art exchange platform to help emerging artists start their incredible art journey.

Lori Hager
TheBLANC Art Space