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

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...

UNFILTERED Finalists’ Reception

UNFILTERED Finalists’ Reception

Downtown Long Beach Alliance has partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach for the 3rd Annual Unfiltered Photography Contest to celebrate Arts Month through the launch of #DTLBUNFILTERED. This signature art program invites the community and visitors to the...

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

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...

Financial Literacy & Money Consciousness for Artists

Financial Literacy & Money Consciousness for Artists

Co-presented by SBCC and Creative Incite Led by Claire Van Holland of CVLedger, this workshop will help reduce the “fear factor” that artists struggle with when dealing with their money management concerns.  Claire Van Holland is a creative first, who just...

Ben Caldwell Keynote Speaker at Creative Long Beach Luncheon

Ben Caldwell Keynote Speaker at Creative Long Beach Luncheon

On March 22, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., artist, educator, and KAOS Network founder and director, Ben Caldwell will give a keynote address at the first annual Creative Long Beach Internship Program fundraiser, “Interns in the Arts.” The event will take place at The Reef Restaurant.

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.