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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...

The Arts Council Welcomes Two Summer Interns!

The Arts Council is grateful to have two interns this summer, funded through grants from the Getty Foundation as part of its Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission....

The Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years!

Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized...

Things to Do

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

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...

Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Gallery Event

Join the Downtown Long Beach Alliance and Arts Council for Long Beach for the inaugural UNFILTERED photo contest gallery opening on December 9 at 5 p.m.located at The Collaborative Gallery (421 W. Broadway). See the 25 finalist photos on display, and celebrate the...

Much Ado About Nothing

The Unlikely Shakespeare Company, HomeFront Rising and the Arts Council for Long Beach are proud to present William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The drama of military war and the comedic war between the sexes meet in the great playwright's hilarious,...

Eye on Design Community Workday

We'd like to invite you to our Eye on Design Community Project Workday. Our Teaching Artist, Betty Rosen is coordinating a community project workday where we invite community members to help us finish our Eye on Design mosaic. Help us place tile on mesh, cut tile, and...

Long Beach Open Studio Tour

October 14 and 15 from noon to 5 p.m., visit studios of Long Beach artists by planning a self-guided tour with friends in celebration of Arts Month. For info on participating artists, studio locations, live music locations, etc., visit LBopenstudiotour.com. This event...

Get Involved

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

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 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...

Art Matters 7.7.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue's Art Matters page highlights the launch of our fantastic new website by visualade, our Indiegogo campaign Microgrants for a Creative Long Beach, the fantastic Dragon Boat competitions at...