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Artist Registry Feature: Laura Vena

Arts Council for Long Beach is featuring artists from our Artist Registry. For the month of July, we are celebrating our BIPOC artists and this week we are highlighting Laura Vena. Laura Vena is a writer, teacher, translator, artist, animal activist, editor, and...

Artist Registry Feature: Amy Solis

Arts Council for Long Beach is featuring artists from our Artist Registry. For the month of July, we are celebrating our BIPOC artists and this week we are highlighting Amy Solis. Amy Solis is an undocumented, queer, jewelry maker and activist born in Quinto, Ecuador....

Artist Registry Feature: MIRRORED FATALITY

Arts Council for Long Beach is featuring artists from our Artist Registry. For the beginning of July, we are celebrating our BIPOC artists starting with performance art duo, Mirrored Fatality. As a nonbinary Kapampangan-Pilipinx and Pakistani-Muslim performance art...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Kevin Apodaca

We are excited to feature Kevin Apodaca as this week’s Port PHOTO alumni feature! Kevin does creative work for a living where most of the photography he’s done has been in a professional setting. He’s been able to photograph in unconventional locations such as machine...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Gil Mares

Gil Mares is this weeks Port PHOTO alumni feature with some exciting abstract photography! Gil has been photographing for over 50 years. He looks for what is out in the open for all to see and attempts to compose the subject in a concise and balanced manner for all...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Slobodan Dimitrov

We are excited to feature Slobodan Dimitrov as this week's Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Slobodan's photography documents cultural and occupational life. In many of his projects, he has found that in the minutia of everyday life there are elements of the monumental which...

Artist Registry Feature: Victor Yates

Arts Council for Long Beach is featuring artists from our Artist Registry. For June, in celebration of PRIDE month, we are featuring artist, Victor Yates. Victor is a black queer multidisciplinary artist in Los Angeles whose work focuses on place. His literary work...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Lyn Watanabe

This week we are excited to feature Lyn Watanabe as this week’s Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Lyn’s love for photography started with an old film camera, black and white film and many hours in the darkroom. The camera became her visual journal, documenting her travels,...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Rejeana V. Black

This week we are excited to feature Rejeana V. Black as the Port PHOTO alumni feature! Rejeana is a Long Beach based artist working in photography and video. She is currently pursuing her BFA in Photography at California State University, Long Beach. In 2019, she had...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Ashley Corbin-Teich

We are excited to feature Ashley Corbin-Teich as this weeks Port PHOTO alumni feature! Ashley is a photographer, art director and writer who makes commercial, editorial and fine art work. She is a storyteller who uses her art practice to explore, understand, connect...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Dennis Keely

We are excited to highlight Dennis Keeley as this week’s Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Dennis works as an artist, photographer, teacher and writer. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous one person and group shows. He has works in the permanent collections at...

Go Make Something: Working Through and Beyond the Convergence

Go Make Something: Working Through and Beyond the Convergence is led by artist and facilitator Jose Angel Castro. This unique program is both cathartic and productive because of its multifaceted approach. Go Make Something will include local creative interviews on...

Long Beach and San Pedro to host “Bridge Wellness” Through Art and Healing

 “Bridging Wellness” is a series of community pop-ups generously supported by WE RISE LA and Arts Council for Long Beach. “Bridging Wellness” is a collaborative effort with partners Angels Gate Cultural Center, Compound LB, 10 other organizations and numerous...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Cielo Roth

This week we are excited to feature Cielo Roth as this week's Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Cielo is an artist, a mother and a wife. She remains positive, vibrant, and energetic. While she is drawn to industrial shapes, the portrait feeds her soul and provides legacy to...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Angela Valley

We are excited to highlight Angela Valley as this week’s Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Angela is a real estate photographer, videographer, and licensed drone pilot. She finds inspiration in symmetry, dawn and twilight, as well as our beautiful city of Long Beach, CA. She...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz

This week we are excited to put the spotlight on Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz as our Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Raquel is a local artist who specializes in portrait, event, and fine art photography. Her talent is capturing unique moments of human interaction and...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Joseph Trevino

This week we are excited to highlight Joe Trevino as our Port PHOTO Alumni feature! When Joe isn’t teaching math, they’re out capturing life with their camera as “life is so precious since we will never experience a moment twice, exactly how it was in the past.”...

Create Your Own Container Project

The Port of Long Beach and the Arts Council for Long Beach launched Create Your Own Container, a Do-It-Yourself container project designed by local artist and designer Nick Zegel. You can watch the tutorial...

Arts Council State of the Arts 2021

Join us for our virtural State of the Arts 2021, Presented in partnership with the Port of Long Beach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N4kmUcPPDI

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Vincent Mattina

This week we are featuring Vincent Mattina (@vincentmattina) as our Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Vincent is a multidisciplinary artist who also is an accomplished digital photographer. His richly detailed work transports you to an alternate reality where science,...

Arts Council for Long Beach Announces An Additional $450,000 for Artist COVID Relief

The City of Long Beach’s Development Services Department has partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach to deliver phase three of the Artist COVID Relief Grant. This grant program is for individual artists across disciplines who are struggling to have their basic...

Long Beach Airport Unveils Pandemic-Inspired Art Exhibit

A new pandemic-themed art exhibit has been unveiled at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The exhibition by local women artists, commissioned by a partnership between the airport and the Arts Council for Long Beach (ARTSLB), reflects uplifting and hopeful messages...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Cindy Chow

This week we are featuring Cindy Chow as our Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Cindy is a photographer based out of Los Angeles who is looking to spark your imagination through her surreal photographs, stunning landscapes, and luminescent night photography. The mundanity of...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Jose Cordon

We are happy to announce that this week’s Port PHOTO Alumni feature is Jose Cordon! Jose is a street photographer based out of Long Beach, CA honing on industrialism and the makeup of the city for the foundations of his projects. Chance plays an important role in...

Port PHOTO Alumni Feature: Aydin Tuna Palaiyikoglu

This week we’re showcasing Aydin T. Palabiyikoglu and his work as our Port PHOTO Alumni feature! Aydin has worked as a journalist, photographer, designer and cinematographer for more than 20 years while being a father for seven years. During the past two decades,...