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

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

Open Conversations 2021

Open Conversations 2021

The Arts Council for Long Beach wants to hear from residents about their thoughts and visions for the future of arts and culture in Long Beach. We have embarked on a planning process that is informed by public input and will determine our work over a 5 year period,...

DETERMINATION LB Mural Dedication

DETERMINATION LB Mural Dedication

Join us for the mural dedication of DETERMINATION LB a mural project with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps." The Arts Council for Long Beach has partnered with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps,” Long Beach Transit and Centro Cha for DETERMINATION LB, a mural...

Figurative Encounters – Opening Reception

Figurative Encounters – Opening Reception

Join us at the Art@Work pop-up gallery space in Long Beach for the opening reception of Figurative Encounters, showcasing the work of Long Beach-based artist Virginia Broersma and AGCC studio artist Anna Erneholm. In Broersma’s paintings, limbs, crevices, rolls, and...

Port of Long Beach PHOTO Gallery Pop-Up

Port of Long Beach PHOTO Gallery Pop-Up

On Saturday, December 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. photographs from the 2019 PHOTO PROGRAM will be on view during the December LB Art Walk. The Port of Long Beach is more than an economic engine – it can be a source of surprising beauty and a feast for the creative eye. The...

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

Resources for Students at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

Resources for Students at Home During COVID-19 Quarantine

  Internet and Computer Resources:    Charter and Comcast free internet    Free Chromebooks and Low cost internet for LBUSD Families Food Resources:   LBUSD free meals during COVID-19 Quarantine   Gus's Fried Chicken offering free lunches...

Determinaton LB

Determinaton LB

We would like to invite you Saturday February 1st 11 am - 1 pm to celebrate our workshop series Determination LB with Big Sleeps at 1340 Cherry Ave, in Long Beach. There will be music, performances, Determination gallery, give aways by @creativeflowarts and food.• • •...

Washington Middle School Mural Celebration

Washington Middle School Mural Celebration

On Tuesday, September 24 from 5–7 p.m. the Arts Council for Long Beach will be celebrating inclusion and diversity with the completion of a new mural at Washington Middle School. The Arts Council’s effort is to spotlight the collaborative work of muralist Kenny...

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.

Arts Council Intern Wins Internship Essay Contest

Arts Council Intern Wins Internship Essay Contest

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Career Development Center hosts an annual internship essay contest and this year marked the centers 38th annual event. CSULB students enter the contest by writing an essay about their internship experience. The...