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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...

Arts Council Funds Three 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 three diverse projects that received funding last month: • Cory Bilicko is creating a series of documentaries on local, Long...

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.

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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...

Applications Available for Art Education Funding!

Are you a third or fourth grade teacher in LBUSD? Do you want your students to learn about public art and the cultural traditions in their community? The Arts Council released applications for two arts education programs, Eye on Design and Passport to the Arts. These...

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...