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

Annual Arts Awards Nominations Now Open!

Annual Arts Awards Nominations Now Open! The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to accept nominations for our 2016 Arts Awards! The awards are: James H. Ackerman Arts Philanthropist, Arts Volunteer, Arts Educator, Arts Innovator and Economic Development Arts...

Things to Do

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

Meditations: an Artist Registry Exhibition

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 6–8 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will open Meditations, the inaugural Artist Registry exhibition at The Collaborative. The Arts Council is committed to fostering creativity, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving arts...

Restoration Drum & Movement

On Saturday, February 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Michelle Obama Library, join Jennifer Tehani Sarreal for Restoration Drum & Movement, a Social Emotional Arts program. The program is designed to provide the veteran community with tools and techniques for holistic...

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...

UNFILTERED Fan Favorite Reception

The Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Exhibition moved to MADE by Millworks on January 8 and is now open to the public. A Fan Favorite Reception will be hosted on January 13 from 7–9 p.m. The exhibition closes to the public on January 28. The Fan Favorite winner...

Served Like a Girl: Screening and Q&A

When: Thursday, December 14 Where: Art Theatre of Long Beach 2025 East 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814 A special of screening of a documentary called Served Like a Girl, providing a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian...

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

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...

Attend January 26 Council Meeting to Support a Percent for Arts Policy

Great news: following Mayor Garcia's State of the City announcement on January 13 to look into reinstating a percent for arts policy, Vice Mayor Lowenthal and Councilmembers Andrews, Gonzalez and Price are bringing a recommendation to that effect to the January 26...

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.

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...

Art Matters 8.4.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue’s Art Matters page highlights the 47th Annual Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) Conference, hosted by the Long Beach Symphony, the creative adaptive re-use projects by We...