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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...

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...

Things to Do

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

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...

Creative Corridor Challenge Mural Update

The 5th Uptown Creative Corridor Challenge mural at 1639 E. South St. is complete! The mural is by Katie Phillips of Squeeze Art Collective. Stay tuned: an update on mural #6 coming soon! Visit the Creative Corridor Challenge Facebook Page for more information and to...

Open Conversations at Willmore Wine Bar

On Wednesday, May 25, from 5–7 p.m., you are invited to join Arts Council for Long Beach President Marco Schindelmann and Executive Director Griselda Suárez to have an agenda-free, open conversation about the arts in Long Beach. This is part of an ongoing conversation...

Save the Date: June 27 LACAC Town Hall

How has arts and culture been a part of your life? How do we make sure there is access for all? The Arts Council is proud to partner with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and invites the community to discuss issues about...

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...

Get Involved

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

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.

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