Long Beach Arts News

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

The Arts Council Welcomes Two Summer Interns!

The Arts Council is grateful to have two interns this summer, funded through grants from the Getty Foundation as part of its Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission....

The Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years!

Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized...

Grant Opportunity for Long Beach Arts Leaders

Have you ever wanted to be a Leadership Long Beach (LLB) graduate? The Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for arts leaders: a $1,000 grant to fund a portion of enrollment costs. LLB will match this to cover even more. LLB is a 10-month intensive program where...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

Image courtesy of artists Erick Guadarrama and Benedetta Chan. Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects and professional development opportunities at up to $1,000. Here are the four diverse projects that received funding last month: • Mural...

Things to Do

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

Dew Tour and Secret Walls

Dew Tour and Secret Walls

Today is the day! Dew Tour is off and running today through Sunday July 1st.  Don't forget to check out the Secret Walls event held on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, you wont to miss this it! Secret Walls is the world’s largest live art event where artists battle against...

Dew Tour with Eric Trine

Dew Tour with Eric Trine

With the Long Beach Dew Tour just days away we cant wait to see the lounge designed and constructed by Long Beach local artist Eric Trine of Amigo Modern.  Congrats to Eric as this is his second year collaborating with the Dew Tour.   Located by Rainbow Lagoon, make...

East Village Arts Park Grand Re-Opening

East Village Arts Park Grand Re-Opening

Councilmember Pearce’s Office is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the newly revisioned East Village Arts Park in Downtown Long Beach. The kickoff event will be an Open Conversations event focused on what residents would like to see in the Arts Park, and what process they would like to see in programming. The event will be topped off with live music.

Get Involved

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

Attend January 26 Council Meeting to Support a Percent for Arts Policy

Great news: following Mayor Garcia's State of the City announcement on January 13 to look into reinstating a percent for arts policy, Vice Mayor Lowenthal and Councilmembers Andrews, Gonzalez and Price are bringing a recommendation to that effect to the January 26...

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.

InterTrend’s Lunar New Year Interactive Installation

InterTrend’s Lunar New Year Interactive Installation

On Tuesday, February 13, interTrend Communications will reveal their annual Lunar New Year installation on the first floor of their headquarters at The Psychic Temple. This year celebrates Year of the Dog. Multicolored digital images of dogs that are trained by...

Art of Diplomacy Open Conversation

Art of Diplomacy Open Conversation

An Open Conversation on January 22, inspired by the 2018 Sister Cities International’s Youth Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) theme Art of Diplomacy, will take place at the Expo Art Center (4321 Atlantic Ave.) at 6 p.m. Join us for a closing reception and a program...