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October is Arts Month!

October is Arts Month! How Can I Participate? In celebration of Arts Month, we invite you to take an active part in interacting with the arts around Long Beach! Art happens everywhere and everyday throughout our diverse and vibrant city – new murals, live music, arts...

Call for Mural Artist Submissions

Pacific Collective, in conjunction with the Arts Council for Long Beach, has a call for local mural artists to activate a two-tenant strip at the corner of 3rd and Redondo in Long Beach. There is a planned renovation of the space to be completed in 2017. Until the...

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Things to Do

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

Self-Tour the Seven Creative Corridor Murals!

Did you miss the July 30 bus tour of the seven Creative Corridor murals in North Long Beach? Do not fret! A digital map was created to encourage self-led tours. To learn more about the project, view this short video. And don’t miss this great video and article about...

Four Long Beach Artists Painting Murals for POW! WOW! 2016

POW! WOW! Long Beach came back for its second year last week, and this time with 21 murals, which included four Long Beach artists. Last week, we chatted with Dave Van Patten and Gail Werner (article here), and this week we had the pleasure of speaking with The...

Four Long Beach Artists Painting Murals for POW! WOW! 2016

POW! WOW! Long Beach is back for its second year, and this time with 21 murals, which includes four Long Beach artists. This week, we spoke with two of them, Gail Werner and Dave Van Patten. As a Long Beach resident and Native American, Gail Werner draws strong...

POW! WOW! LONG BEACH Info Meeting June 29

If you're interested in POW! WOW! LONG BEACH, you're invited to a community meeting at Expo Arts Center on Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30–7 p.m. Learn about the mural festival and how it works, meet the directors and find out how you can get involved. The meeting is...

Creative Corridor Challenge Mural Update

The 5th Uptown Creative Corridor Challenge mural at 1639 E. South St. is complete! The mural is by Katie Phillips of Squeeze Art Collective. Stay tuned: an update on mural #6 coming soon! Visit the Creative Corridor Challenge Facebook Page for more information and to...

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Get Involved

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

Wilson High School Symphony Orchestra Performs at Carnegie Hall!

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Ellis from Wilson High School In March, the Wilson High School Symphony Orchestra represented Long Beach at the Carnegie Hall Festival of Gold. Wilson was one of 13 schools invited to perform at the renowned concert venue and, for most of...

Passport to the Arts Students Perform Latin Dance

Photos by Robert Casillas/Press-Telegram Third-grade students from Willard Elementary showed off their moves during a Latin dance performance on Friday, March 4. The students have been participating in a six-week multicultural dance curriculum made possible through...

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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.

Pow! Wow! Long Beach

Long Beach just experienced a major art event with murals completed around town. Here's the map of the locations; the Long Beach Museum of Art's associated exhibit, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, is up through September 27, 2015. Truly dynamic...

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