Long Beach Arts News

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

Call for Mural Artist Submissions

Pacific Collective, in conjunction with the Arts Council for Long Beach, has a call for local mural artists to activate a two-tenant strip at the corner of 3rd and Redondo in Long Beach. There is a planned renovation of the space to be completed in 2017. Until the...

Annual Arts Awards Nominations Now Open!

Annual Arts Awards Nominations Now Open! The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to accept nominations for our 2016 Arts Awards! The awards are: James H. Ackerman Arts Philanthropist, Arts Volunteer, Arts Educator, Arts Innovator and Economic Development Arts...

Things to Do

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

Artist Talk: Joakim Ojanen

Joakim Ojanen is a world renowned artists in the forefront of contemporary ceramics. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in Germany, France, Sweden, and the US. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and in art fairs worldwide including...

Open Conversation: Collaborative Meets Collectives

Since the re-opening of the Collaborative (421 Broadway), the Arts Council wants to make the space a place for local artists. As part of the mission of the re-imagined space, we will be conducting a call for curators. We think collectives are also a big part of the...

Empower Arts West Long Beach

The Arts Council for Long Beach and Councilmember Roberto Uranga invite you to Empower Arts, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gold Star Manor. Join us as we celebrate arts education and veteran creativity through visual and performing arts. The...

Get Involved

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

Attend January 26 Council Meeting to Support a Percent for Arts Policy

Great news: following Mayor Garcia's State of the City announcement on January 13 to look into reinstating a percent for arts policy, Vice Mayor Lowenthal and Councilmembers Andrews, Gonzalez and Price are bringing a recommendation to that effect to the January 26...

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.

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...