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

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...

Arts Council for Long Beach Announces Grantees for 2015–16

The Arts Council for Long Beach is proud to announce the 26 artists and arts organizations funded through its annual grant programs for 2015–2016. Generously supported through the City of Long Beach’s allocation for the arts, these artists and organizations represent...

Arts Council Welcomes Spring Marketing Intern

As part of the Art Council’s Creative Long Beach Internship Program, a partnership with Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB), the Arts Council hired CSULB student Elizabeth Munzon as marketing intern for the spring semester. Elizabeth is an artist pursuing a...

Things to Do

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

Empower Arts West Long Beach

Empower Arts West Long Beach

The Arts Council for Long Beach and Councilmember Roberto Uranga invite you to Empower Arts, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gold Star Manor. Join us as we celebrate arts education and veteran creativity through visual and performing arts. The...

Meditations: an Artist Registry Exhibition

Meditations: an Artist Registry Exhibition

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 6–8 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will open Meditations, the inaugural Artist Registry exhibition at The Collaborative. The Arts Council is committed to fostering creativity, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving arts...

Restoration Drum & Movement

Restoration Drum & Movement

On Saturday, February 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Michelle Obama Library, join Jennifer Tehani Sarreal for Restoration Drum & Movement, a Social Emotional Arts program. The program is designed to provide the veteran community with tools and techniques for holistic...

Get Involved

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

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.

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...