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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...

Microgrant Fundraiser Exceeds Campaign Goal!

A big thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser to replenish our monthly microgrant program! One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly to grant recipients. A special thanks to the Downtown Long Beach Associates for its generous $2,000...

Things to Do

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

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...

Save the Date: June 27 LACAC Town Hall

How has arts and culture been a part of your life? How do we make sure there is access for all? The Arts Council is proud to partner with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and invites the community to discuss issues about...

Passport to the Arts Students Perform Latin Dance

Photos by Robert Casillas/Press-Telegram Third-grade students from Willard Elementary showed off their moves during a Latin dance performance on Friday, March 4. The students have been participating in a six-week multicultural dance curriculum made possible through...

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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.

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...