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

Six Diverse Fall Internships Available!

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s Creative Long Beach internship program awarded six arts organizations internships for the fall 2016 semester. The 17-week paid internships run August–December 2016 and are open to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach...

Arts Council Annual Grant Applications Now Available

The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce that its 2016–17 annual grant applications are now available. The applications and guidelines are located on the Arts Council website at artslb.org/services/grants. The Arts Council provides three types of annual...

Summer Internship Opportunities

The Arts Council has two exciting internship opportunities available: a Marketing and Grant internship sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and a Public Art internship made possible by the Getty...

Arts Council Triples Number of Arts Education Grants

The Arts Council awarded a record number of Long Beach Unified School District classrooms an Arts Education Enrichment Grant for the current 2015–16 school year. The Arts Council was able to triple the number of recipients to 32 classrooms at 24 schools. The increased...

Arts Council Funds Four 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 four diverse projects that received funding last month: • Camerata Kinder Konzert is an interactive children’s program put on...

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...

Get Involved

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

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace By Sarah Bennett When the Mobile ArtSpace first gets dropped in the middle of an empty dirt lot, you might think it doesn’t look like much. But when the sun sets, the box is illuminated to become a light and sound...

Applications Available for Art Education Funding!

Are you a third or fourth grade teacher in LBUSD? Do you want your students to learn about public art and the cultural traditions in their community? The Arts Council released applications for two arts education programs, Eye on Design and Passport to the Arts. These...

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 6.23.15

Another Long Beach Business Journal was released this week and Art Matters is focusing on POW! WOW! Long Beach, virtual murals via Localism's WALLS: An Art Walk, and the two current exhibits at CSULB's UAM! Until next time, check out Art Matters on Page...

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...