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COVID-19 Arts and Culture Updates

COVID-19 Arts and Culture Updates

What has transpired in the last two weeks has made an enormous impact on our lives, yet I know that as an arts community we have great skill in redirecting, of changing the course so that our art can continue to grow. You are all doing great work to ensure the safety...

We’re Moving

We’re Moving

Arts Council for Long Beach is moving its offices. We will be closed from Monday, December 16, 2019 through Thursday, January 16, 2020. Our new address will be: Arts Council for Long Beach 115 Pine Ave., Suite 350 Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone: (562) 435-2787...

Things to Do

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

Interns in the Arts Luncheon Canceled

Interns in the Arts Luncheon Canceled

Arts Council for Long Beach feels it is important to let you know that your health and safety are top of mind amid concerns about the coronavirus. This morning the Arts Council received Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent press release regarding COVID-19. Mayor Robert...

Open Conversations 2021 Strategic Plan

Open Conversations 2021 Strategic Plan

The Arts Council wants to hear from residents about their thoughts and visions for the future of arts and culture in Long Beach. We have embarked on a planning process that is informed by public input and will determine our work over a 5 year period, starting in 2021....

Open Conversations 2021

Open Conversations 2021

The Arts Council for Long Beach wants to hear from residents about their thoughts and visions for the future of arts and culture in Long Beach. We have embarked on a planning process that is informed by public input and will determine our work over a 5 year period,...

DETERMINATION LB Mural Dedication

DETERMINATION LB Mural Dedication

Join us for the mural dedication of DETERMINATION LB a mural project with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps." The Arts Council for Long Beach has partnered with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps,” Long Beach Transit and Centro Cha for DETERMINATION LB, a mural...

Figurative Encounters – Opening Reception

Figurative Encounters – Opening Reception

Join us at the Art@Work pop-up gallery space in Long Beach for the opening reception of Figurative Encounters, showcasing the work of Long Beach-based artist Virginia Broersma and AGCC studio artist Anna Erneholm. In Broersma’s paintings, limbs, crevices, rolls, and...

Get Involved

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

Resources for Students at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

Resources for Students at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

Internet and Computer Resources: Charter and Comcast free internet Free Chromebooks and Low cost internet for LBUSD Families Food Resources: LBUSD free meals during COVID-19 Quarantine Gus's Fried Chicken offering free lunches Gallagher's Pub and Grill offering free...

Determinaton LB

Determinaton LB

We would like to invite you Saturday February 1st 11 am - 1 pm to celebrate our workshop series Determination LB with Big Sleeps at 1340 Cherry Ave, in Long Beach. There will be music, performances, Determination gallery, give aways by @creativeflowarts and food.• • •...

Washington Middle School Mural Celebration

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...

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.

Arts Council Intern Wins Internship Essay Contest

Arts Council Intern Wins Internship Essay Contest

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Career Development Center hosts an annual internship essay contest and this year marked the centers 38th annual event. CSULB students enter the contest by writing an essay about their internship experience. The...