In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, State of the Arts brings together over 300 arts supporters to celebrate the arts in Long Beach.

In addition to announcing new projects, every year 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 supports a city with a healthy arts fabric. Click here to nominate someone who makes art possible in Long Beach. 

Our celebration recognizes artists, performers, educators, and administrators who work every day to foster creativity, enliven communities and enable a thriving arts city. Join us for State of the Arts on October 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. at The Scottish Rite Event Center (855 Elm Ave.) There will be a VIP reception at 5 p.m.

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