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

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...

Welcome Back to Long Beach, Musica Angelica

Musica Angelica is a world-class musical group that plays 18th-century classical music on baroque instruments. These period instruments allow listeners to experience Bach and Mozart’s compositions the way they were intended to be heard. The musicians use lighter...

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...

Things to Do

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

Port of Long Beach Photo Exhibition

October 4: Port of Long Beach Photo Exhibition For the third year in a row, the Arts Council has partnered with the Port of Long Beach for Port of Long Beach Photo, a three-part photography learning experience for amateur and professional photographers alike. The free...

Welcome Back to Long Beach, Musica Angelica

Musica Angelica is a world-class musical group that plays 18th-century classical music on baroque instruments. These period instruments allow listeners to experience Bach and Mozart’s compositions the way they were intended to be heard. The musicians use lighter...

Open Conversations Welcomes Civic Center Developers

Open Conversations Welcomes Civic Center Developers

On Thursday, August 27, from 4–6 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach’s monthly Open Conversations event welcomes special guests Plenary Edgemoor, the development team of the new Long Beach Civic Center. This event offers the arts community the opportunity to learn...

Art Matters 8.4.15

Art Matters 8.4.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue’s Art Matters page highlights the 47th Annual Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) Conference, hosted by the Long Beach Symphony, the creative adaptive re-use projects by We...

Get Involved

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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