On March 24, the Arts Council for Long Beach launches “Keep Arts Working”, a series of events and art commissions that seeks to illuminate the vital work being created amid the COVID-19 pandemic response, alleviate anxiety from our minds and bodies through the arts, and begin to recuperate the creative economy. 

The Arts Council reached out to Loza last week when the City began to encourage residents to flatten the curve by staying at home and practicing social distancing. “We are seeing artists of all genres respond to this difficult time. We wanted to begin with a visual that would comfort and encourage,” states Griselda Suarez, Executive Director of the Arts Council. 

This week the Arts Council will host nightly arts engagements with artists of various genres and is committed to do this work during the “Stay at Home” order. 

For more information about the event, visit https://artslb.org/keepartsworking/ for more information and resources.