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

HEART of LONG BEACH

HEART of LONG BEACH The Arts Council for Long Beach is excited to invite the community to participate and celebrate the completion of the Cambodia Town Mural Project in HEART of LONG BEACH on Sunday, August 13 from 3-8 p.m. through an open call for talent, vendors, or...

SAVE THE DATE: State of the Arts 2017

The Arts Council for Long Beach's annual State of the Arts is the prominent arts event of the year. 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...

Port of Long Beach PHOTO Registration

The Arts Council for Long Beach is partnering with the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for the fifth annual PHOTO program, a free three-part photography experience. Whether you’re a pro with a camera or interested in learning the basics, you’re invited to register for the...

Grant Opportunity for Long Beach Arts Leaders

Have you ever wanted to be a Leadership Long Beach (LLB) graduate? The Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for arts leaders: a $1,000 grant to fund a portion of enrollment costs. LLB will match this to cover even more. LLB is a 10-month intensive program where...

Things to Do

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

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...

East Village Arts Park Grand Re-Opening

Councilmember Pearce’s Office is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the newly revisioned East Village Arts Park in Downtown Long Beach. The kickoff event will be an Open Conversations event focused on what residents would like to see in the Arts Park, and what process they would like to see in programming. The event will be topped off with live music.

Dew Tour Brings Interactive Art to Long Beach

The Dew Tour will bring local artists and the community together for a fun and free event open to the public from June 28–30.  Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands, and fans to celebrate competition, culture, and creators.

Get Involved

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

Port of Long Beach PHOTO Registration

The Arts Council for Long Beach is partnering with the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for the fifth annual PHOTO program, a free three-part photography experience. Whether you’re a pro with a camera or interested in learning the basics, you’re invited to register for the...

Arts Advocacy Day Action Items

We learned last week that the Trump administration's proposed FY 2018 budget eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Corporation for Public...

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.

Microgrant Funds Mural at Colin Powell Academy

The Arts Council for Long Beach funded a mural project by The Draculas, a Long Beach-based trio comprised of artists Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos. Together, the three have fun, paint, and soar to success with the students of Colin Powell...