State of the Arts

The Arts Council for Long Beach State of the Arts celebration recognizes artists, performers, educators and administrators who work every day to foster creativity, enliven communities and enable a thriving arts city.

In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, this special occasion brings together residents, the creative community, and city leaders to celebrate the arts in Long Beach. Every year, in addition to announcing new projects, the Arts Council recognizes local arts excellence by honoring residents who make an impact in the arts and culture of Long Beach.

Arts awards, such as the James H. Ackerman Philanthropist Award, identify people whose work impact the conversation, change minds, and fill our hearts with hope for a better city.

State of the Arts will return in 2024!

The Arts Council for Long Beach is thrilled to once again host our in-person State of the Arts event honoring the artists, arts advocates, and arts organization that enrich the cultural landscape of Long Beach.

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