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

Mobile ArtSpace Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

For 63 years, Architect Magazine’s Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards have recognized the best in yet-to-be-built architecture by U.S. firms. This year, the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Mobile ArtSpace won one of these five coveted annual awards, given out at New...

Arts Council Announces New Executive Director

The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Griselda Suárez as its new executive director. The Arts Council board of directors is confident Suárez will be an excellent leader for the organization and strong advocate for Long Beach arts. A...

Arts Council Funds Three New Microgrant Projects

Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects and professional development opportunities at up to $1,000. Here are the three diverse projects that received funding last month: • Cory Bilicko is creating a series of documentaries on local, Long...

Arts Council for Long Beach Announces Grantees for 2015–16

The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to announce the 26 artists and arts organizations funded through its annual grant programs for 2015–2016. Generously supported through the City of Long Beach’s allocation for the arts, these artists and organizations represent...

Arts Council Welcomes Spring Marketing Intern

As part of the Art Council’s Creative Long Beach Internship Program, a partnership with Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB), the Arts Council hired CSULB student Elizabeth Munzon as marketing intern for the spring semester. Elizabeth is an artist pursuing a...

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Things to Do

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

The Mobile ArtSpace: Redefining Urban Public Art

On Wednesday, October 28 at 7 p.m., architect Wil Carson will give a talk at the University Art Museum about an exciting project the Arts Council is helping launch: the Mobile ArtSpace. Carson’s talk, entitled Mobile ArtSpace: Redefining Urban Public Art, is free and...

Open Conversations with PADNET and WE Labs

On Wednesday, October 28, from 5–6:30 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach’s monthly Open Conversations event welcomes Long Beach Public Access Digital Network (PADNET.tv) and Work Evolution Laboratories (WE Labs). The Arts Council will also present our new Risk and...

State of the Arts 2015!

Mayor’s Office Partners with Arts Council For State of the Arts Event For the first time in its history, the Arts Council for Long Beach’s annual State of the Arts event will be hosted in partnership with the Mayor’s Office. In another first, the event will be held at...

Port of Long Beach Photo Exhibition

October 4: Port of Long Beach Photo Exhibition For the third year in a row, the Arts Council has partnered with the Port of Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and professional photographers alike. The free...

Welcome Back to Long Beach, Musica Angelica

Musica Angelica is a world-class musical group that plays 18th-century classical music on baroque instruments. These period instruments allow listeners to experience Bach and Mozart’s compositions the way they were intended to be heard. The musicians use lighter...

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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.

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