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

Summer Internship Opportunities

The Arts Council has two exciting internship opportunities available: a Marketing and Grant internship sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and a Public Art internship made possible by the Getty...

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...

Things to Do

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

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...

UNFILTERED Fan Favorite Reception

UNFILTERED Fan Favorite Reception

The Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Exhibition moved to MADE by Millworks on January 8 and is now open to the public. A Fan Favorite Reception will be hosted on January 13 from 7–9 p.m. The exhibition closes to the public on January 28. The Fan Favorite winner...

Served Like a Girl: Screening and Q&A

Served Like a Girl: Screening and Q&A

When: Thursday, December 14 Where: Art Theatre of Long Beach 2025 East 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814 A special of screening of a documentary called Served Like a Girl, providing a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian...

Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Gallery Event

Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Gallery Event

Join the Downtown Long Beach Alliance and Arts Council for Long Beach for the inaugural UNFILTERED photo contest gallery opening on December 9 at 5 p.m.located at The Collaborative Gallery (421 W. Broadway). See the 25 finalist photos on display, and celebrate the...

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

The Unlikely Shakespeare Company, HomeFront Rising and the Arts Council for Long Beach are proud to present William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The drama of military war and the comedic war between the sexes meet in the great playwright's hilarious,...

Eye on Design Community Workday

Eye on Design Community Workday

We'd like to invite you to our Eye on Design Community Project Workday. Our Teaching Artist, Betty Rosen is coordinating a community project workday where we invite community members to help us finish our Eye on Design mosaic. Help us place tile on mesh, cut tile, and...

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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.

Art Matters 6.23.15

Another Long Beach Business Journal was released this week and Art Matters is focusing on POW! WOW! Long Beach, virtual murals via Localism's WALLS: An Art Walk, and the two current exhibits at CSULB's UAM! Until next time, check out Art Matters on Page 38!

Pow! Wow! Long Beach

Long Beach just experienced a major art event with murals completed around town. Here's the map of the locations; the Long Beach Museum of Art's associated exhibit, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, is up through September 27, 2015. Truly dynamic...