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State of the Arts 2018

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s State of the Arts celebration recognizes artists, performers, educators and administrators who work every day to foster creativity, enliven communities and enable a thriving arts city.

In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, this special occasion brings together residents, the creative community, and city leaders to celebrate the arts in Long Beach. In addition to announcing new projects, every year the Arts Council recognizes local arts excellence by honoring residents who make an impact in the arts and culture of Long Beach.


*General admission to State of the Arts is free.


  • 5-6 p.m. — VIP Reception
  • 6-9 p.m. — State of the Arts

This admission-free event wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors: , Port of Long BeachCouncilwoman Lena GonzalezCalifornia State University, Long BeachSupervisor Janice HahnDowntown Long BeachTGIS CateringGazette NewspapersMILLWORKS Long BeachAerial ButterfliesLong Beach PostLong Beach Convention and Entertainment CenterLong Beach Convention & Visitors BureauCambodia Town Inc.Long Beach Community Foundation and interTrend Communications.


Be a VIP at the 2018 State of the Arts and get an exclusive look at the evening’s art installations and mingle with our 2018 Professional Artists Fellows. VIP attendees will also enjoy a very special performance.

  • $500 – VIP Reception + State of the Arts + Listing as sponsor in program
  • $100 – VIP Reception + State of the Arts
  • $50 – VIP Reception (students + artists, verification required)


October 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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EXPO Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, 90807 United States
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