Artist Sayon leads the Living Arts Long Beach program, which introduces high school students and young adults, from various schools throughout LB, exposure to the arts. He’s an interdisciplinary artist, focusing on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps and emigrated to the United States at the […]
Ricky Vilchis is an artist who has deep roots in the graffiti-art street culture. He was born and raised in the Wrigley area of Long Beach, and gained an interest in art at a young age. He began painting the outdoor gallery at Homeland Cultural Center and exploring the Los Angeles graffiti-art movement around the […]
The Arts Council for Long Beach has partnered with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps,” Long Beach Transit and Centro Cha for DETERMINATION LB. An arts education and public art project composed of both art and wellness workshops for youth ages 16-24. Led by artist Big Sleeps, youth participants at Centro CHA learned artistic skills and […]
Long Beach local artist Jose Loza painted this utility box located on the corner of Long Beach blvd and 10th st. The box painting reflects our bike friendly city as a main vehicle of transportation for many locals.
Installation of neighborhood banners in the Wrigley Village District. The banner program was a complementary initiative to a larger streetscape improvement project.
The Train Has Left the Station memorializes the importance of trains in the development of Long Beach. The sculpture is a replica of the front end of a Red Car train that ran from Long Beach to Los Angeles until 1961. It is located in the recently expanded Orizaba Park on the former Pacific Electric […]
Street Park Parable is integrated with median and streetscape improvements to create a visually engaging and memorable identity for the area while providing a pedestrian-friendly linkage between the two shopping centers on either side of the street. Inspired by research within the Los Altos community, Brailsford explores the relationship between man and domestic animals (cats, […]
Puvungna Plaza is a public artwork within a suburban retail plaza. The name Puvungna acknowledges the Native American Gabrielino/Tongva village once located near the site. The plaza is anchored by a large, upright marble stone and a large concrete pillar excavated from the original retail center’s foundation. Special features of the artwork include a small […]