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October is Arts Month

Let's celebrate October is Arts Month! Art happens everywhere and every day throughout our diverse and vibrant city – new murals, live music, arts education, dance classes... You name it, Long Beach has it! Here are some fun ways to engage with the arts this October:...

State of the Arts 2015!

Mayor’s Office Partners with Arts Council For State of the Arts Event For the first time in its history, the Arts Council for Long Beach’s annual State of the Arts event will be hosted in partnership with the Mayor’s Office. In another first, the event will be held at...

Exciting State of the Arts Update!

The stage backdrop for the Arts Council's annual State of the Arts event will be a portion of the huge painting created by KEEP LBC FIT with local artists, expected to be named the largest glow-in-the-dark painting by the Guinness Book of World Records. This was a...

Announcing this Week’s #OctoberIsArtsMonth Winner!

Announcing this week’s #OctoberIsArtsMonth winner: Debbie Lewis! Debbie won a $50 gift certificate to Kafe Neo restaurant with this great post showing how she and her friends celebrate Arts Month. Debbie writes, “I am celebrating October Arts Month by participating in...

Things to Do

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

Four Long Beach Artists Painting Murals for POW! WOW! 2016

Four Long Beach Artists Painting Murals for POW! WOW! 2016

POW! WOW! Long Beach came back for its second year last week, and this time with 21 murals, which included four Long Beach artists. Last week, we chatted with Dave Van Patten and Gail Werner (article here), and this week we had the pleasure of speaking with The...

Four Long Beach Artists Painting Murals for POW! WOW! 2016

Four Long Beach Artists Painting Murals for POW! WOW! 2016

POW! WOW! Long Beach is back for its second year, and this time with 21 murals, which includes four Long Beach artists. This week, we spoke with two of them, Gail Werner and Dave Van Patten. As a Long Beach resident and Native American, Gail Werner draws strong...

POW! WOW! LONG BEACH Info Meeting June 29

If you're interested in POW! WOW! LONG BEACH, you're invited to a community meeting at Expo Arts Center on Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30–7 p.m. Learn about the mural festival and how it works, meet the directors and find out how you can get involved. The meeting is...

Creative Corridor Challenge Mural Update

The 5th Uptown Creative Corridor Challenge mural at 1639 E. South St. is complete! The mural is by Katie Phillips of Squeeze Art Collective. Stay tuned: an update on mural #6 coming soon! Visit the Creative Corridor Challenge Facebook Page for more information and to...

Open Conversations at Willmore Wine Bar

On Wednesday, May 25, from 5–7 p.m., you are invited to join Arts Council for Long Beach President Marco Schindelmann and Executive Director Griselda Suárez to have an agenda-free, open conversation about the arts in Long Beach. This is part of an ongoing conversation...

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

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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.

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