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Arts Council Triples Number of Arts Education Grants

The Arts Council awarded a record number of Long Beach Unified School District classrooms an Arts Education Enrichment Grant for the current 2015–16 school year. The Arts Council was able to triple the number of recipients to 32 classrooms at 24 schools. The increased...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

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: • Camerata Kinder Konzert is an interactive children’s program put on...

Mobile ArtSpace Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

For 63 years, Architect Magazine’s Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards have recognized the best in yet-to-be-built architecture by U.S. firms. This year, the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Mobile ArtSpace won one of these five coveted annual awards, given out at New...

Arts Council Announces New Executive Director

The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Griselda Suárez as its new executive director. The Arts Council board of directors is confident Suárez will be an excellent leader for the organization and strong advocate for Long Beach arts. A...

Things to Do

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

Ponybox Performs at Stories of Boundaries

Ponybox Performs at Stories of Boundaries

On Thursday, September 6 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Ponybox Dance Theatre movement artist Elijah Laurant will perform a dance interpretation of the current exhibition Stories of Boundaries at the Collaborative Gallery (421 West Broadway.) Elijah Laurant was born and raised...

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...

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

Eye on Design Students Visit FAR-SITED at the University Art Museum

Eye on Design is one of the Arts Council’s education programs for third-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. The 15-week program guides students through the same process a public artist follows – students learn to develop a public art concept and...

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace By Sarah Bennett When the Mobile ArtSpace first gets dropped in the middle of an empty dirt lot, you might think it doesn’t look like much. But when the sun sets, the box is illuminated to become a light and sound...

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...