Long Beach Arts News

Latest News

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

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...

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...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

Image courtesy of artists Erick Guadarrama and Benedetta Chan. Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects and professional development opportunities at up to $1,000. Here are the four diverse projects that received funding last month: • Mural...

Things to Do

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

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...

Rules of Engagement: Culture as Weapon

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach, Carole Frances Lung and Nicolassa Galvez in an Open Conversations about socially engaged art. We are interested in exploring ways Long Beach artists work within the complex social issues and struggles of our time. Lung and Galvez...

Get Involved

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

Eye on Design Students Visit FAR-SITED at the University Art Museum

Eye on Design is one of the Arts Council’s education programs for third-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. The 15-week program guides students through the same process a public artist follows – students learn to develop a public art concept and...

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 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...