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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...

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

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.

Dew Tour Brings Interactive Art to Long Beach

Dew Tour Brings Interactive Art to Long Beach

The Dew Tour will bring local artists and the community together for a fun and free event open to the public from June 28–30.  Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands, and fans to celebrate competition, culture, and creators.

OPEN CONVERSATION: African American Cultural Center

OPEN CONVERSATION: African American Cultural Center

We invite Long Beach residents to join us in an OPEN CONVERSATION On February 20, 2018, the Long Beach City Council took the first step toward creating an African American Cultural Center that would celebrate Black history, arts and culture. Spearheaded by...

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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.

Music Tastes Good

Music Tastes Good

Music Tastes Good: Radiolistener is a band formed in tribute to a world renowned and much loved Long Beach local Ikey Owens.  His inspiration, and influence in the Long Beach music scene still echo sweet melodies in remembrance of such a giving soul. Asi Fui is...