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Check here for our latest announcements and opportunities — from artist calls and grants to exciting projects.

Dew Tour with Eric Trine

With the Long Beach Dew Tour just days away we cant wait to see the lounge designed and constructed by Long Beach local artist Eric Trine of Amigo Modern.  Congrats to Eric as this is his second year collaborating with the Dew Tour.   Located by Rainbow Lagoon, make...

Call for Grant Panelists

Each summer, the Arts Council for Long Beach convenes grant review panels to undertake the important task of deciding how to distribute annual grant funds to Long Beach artists, organizations and community groups. We invite you to apply! Panelists have included...

Empower Arts West Long Beach

The Arts Council for Long Beach and Councilmember Roberto Uranga invite you to Empower Arts, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gold Star Manor. Join us as we celebrate arts education and veteran creativity through visual and performing arts. The...

Things to Do

Learn more about upcoming Arts Council events and partner events happening around town.

Music Tastes Good

Music Tastes Good: Radiolistener is a band formed in tribute to a world renowned and much loved Long Beach local Ikey Owens.  His inspiration, and influence in the Long Beach music scene still echo sweet melodies in remembrance of such a giving soul. Asi Fui is...

2018 State of the Arts

On Friday, October 12 from 6–9 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia.

Ponybox Performs at Stories of Boundaries

On Thursday, September 6 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Ponybox Dance Theatre movement artist Elijah Laurant will perform a dance interpretation of the current exhibition Stories of Boundaries at the Collaborative Gallery (421 West Broadway.) Elijah Laurant was born and raised...

Get Involved

Learn more about the Arts Council’s latest initiatives, education opportunities and arts advocacy calls to action.

Art of Diplomacy Open Conversation

An Open Conversation on January 22, inspired by the 2018 Sister Cities International’s Youth Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) theme Art of Diplomacy, will take place at the Expo Art Center (4321 Atlantic Ave.) at 6 p.m. Join us for a closing reception and a program...

Creative Long Beach Internships Now Open

Creative Long Beach internships match CSULB and LBCC arts students to work at Long Beach arts and cultural organizations. In addition to the 17-week paid internship, selected interns take part in professional development and networking events with community...

Profiles in the Arts

We love to share all the fantastic work happening in the creative community. Check here as we profile local artists, community leaders and organizations making things happen.

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach in Honoring the 2018 State of the Arts Awardees

Long Beach, CA—On Friday, October 12 from 6–9 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia. This year’s theme, Arts Revolution, is a special occasion that brings together...