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Check here for our latest announcements and opportunities — from artist calls and grants to exciting projects.

Interns in the Arts – A Luncheon benefiting Creative Long Beach

Few things in life are more satisfying than seeing a talented young person begin a career in the arts. But without the right professional connections and hands-on experience, their first and greatest challenge may be just getting a foot in the door. That’s why...

Things to Do

Learn more about upcoming Arts Council events and partner events happening around town.

Open Conversations: Meet, Draw, Sew and Make

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach and Long Beach Forward on Thursday, May 23 from 5–8 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) for an Open Conversations collective art making project and discussion. Take part in MOLAA’s current exhibition Chiachio &...

LB Artwalk May 11

Just blocks away from the beach in the heart of the East Village Arts District is the Long Beach Art Walk. Artists and art enthusiasts alike may walk the route of their choice which expands 7 city blocks with 6 Galleries, 21 Murals, and 28 businesses with art! With an...

LB Artwalk Finds New Focus and Energy

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.

Port of Long Beach PHOTO Gallery Pop-up and Maritime Photography Talk

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.

Get Involved

Learn more about the Arts Council’s latest initiatives, education opportunities and arts advocacy calls to action.

Ben Caldwell Keynote Speaker at Creative Long Beach Luncheon

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.

Interns in the Arts – A Luncheon benefiting Creative Long Beach

Few things in life are more satisfying than seeing a talented young person begin a career in the arts. But without the right professional connections and hands-on experience, their first and greatest challenge may be just getting a foot in the door. That’s why...

2019 ACLB Call for Musicians

The Arts Council for Long Beach has launched a Call for Musicians. Musicians are invited to submit an application to provide entertainment at events such as our East Village Arts Park events, Collaborative Gallery events, public art projects, etc. Work will begin in...

Profiles in the Arts

We love to share all the fantastic work happening in the creative community. Check here as we profile local artists, community leaders and organizations making things happen.

Interns in the Arts – A Luncheon benefiting Creative Long Beach

Few things in life are more satisfying than seeing a talented young person begin a career in the arts. But without the right professional connections and hands-on experience, their first and greatest challenge may be just getting a foot in the door. That’s why...