“The underlying idea behind ART REALM was to create reality; lacking enough consistent platforms and spaces within our Art District where emerging artists of color and those that identify with underground culture were represented, we created one. ”
On Saturday, May 11 from 4–10 p.m. the Arts Council for Long Beach will be leading the effort to activate the East Village through the LB Artwalk. The Arts Council will focus efforts on strengthening partnerships between businesses and artists while creating a collaborative and inclusive artwalk experience.
On Friday, March 29 from 7-8:30 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Open Conversations series kicks off at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s adults-only Night Dive event. Join the Arts Council and Port of Long Beach for an insightful talk on maritime photography. Port of Long Beach photographer Tim Rue, who was featured in Bloomberg’s 2018 Year in Pictures, will talk about his adventures documenting maritime life from the air, land, and sea. Also hear from Arts Council Artist Registry photographer Eddie Davila, who uses photography to document the ocean and surrounding environment. Learn about the Port of Long Beach’s PHOTO Program and view the Port of Long Beach PHOTO Gallery pop-up collection, which features photos from the 2018 PHOTO Program collection.
On March 22, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., artist, educator, and KAOS Network founder and director, Ben Caldwell will give a keynote address at the first annual Creative Long Beach Internship Program fundraiser, “Interns in the Arts.” The event will take place at The Reef Restaurant.