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.
This admission-free event wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors: , Port of Long Beach, Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, California State University, Long Beach, Supervisor Janice Hahn, Downtown Long Beach, TGIS Catering, Gazette Newspapers, MILLWORKS Long Beach, Aerial Butterflies, Long Beach Post, Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cambodia 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.