Long Beach Arts News

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

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

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019

Ever since 2015, POW! WOW! has made its mark on Long Beach. This week-long event gathers artists—both Long Beach-bred and international—to paint the walls of Long Beach. This year is no different, with 22 different artists displaying their talents. The Arts Council...

Arts Awards Nominations Now Open

In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, State of the Arts brings together over 300 arts supporters to celebrate the arts in Long Beach. In addition to announcing new projects, every year the Arts Council recognizes local arts excellence by honoring residents who...


Local hardcore punk band You Be You released their first project recently and they would love you to join them at their demo release show June 21st at the East Village Arts Park in downtown Long Beach during Make Music Long Beach. The band’s members all stem from our...

Get Involved

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

Washington Middle School Mural Celebration

On Tuesday, September 24 from 5–7 p.m. the Arts Council for Long Beach will be celebrating inclusion and diversity with the completion of a new mural at Washington Middle School. The Arts Council’s effort is to spotlight the collaborative work of muralist Kenny...

Determinaton LB

Determination LB is a series of workshops for youth ages 16 to 24. Through the workshops students will learn about artistic techniques; mural creation from concept to completion; public art; self-esteem; and health and wellness. The workshops will be led by artist Big...

Financial Literacy & Money Consciousness for Artists

Co-presented by SBCC and Creative Incite Led by Claire Van Holland of CVLedger, this workshop will help reduce the “fear factor” that artists struggle with when dealing with their money management concerns.  Claire Van Holland is a creative first, who just...

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.