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

Creative Long Beach Internship Opportunities Now Available

Creative Long Beach internships match California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College art students with Long Beach arts and cultural organizations. As part of the 17-week paid internship, selected interns take part in professional development and...

October is Arts Month!

October is Arts Month! How Can I Participate? In celebration of Arts Month, we invite you to take an active part in interacting with the arts around Long Beach! Art happens everywhere and everyday throughout our diverse and vibrant city – new murals, live music, arts...

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...

Things to Do

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

2018 State of the Arts

2018 State of the Arts

On Friday, October 12 from 6–9 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will host its annual State of the Arts event in partnership with the Office of Mayor Robert Garcia.

Ponybox Performs at Stories of Boundaries

Ponybox Performs at Stories of Boundaries

On Thursday, September 6 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Ponybox Dance Theatre movement artist Elijah Laurant will perform a dance interpretation of the current exhibition Stories of Boundaries at the Collaborative Gallery (421 West Broadway.) Elijah Laurant was born and raised...

Get Involved

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

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...

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.

Microgrant Funds Mural at Colin Powell Academy

Microgrant Funds Mural at Colin Powell Academy

The Arts Council for Long Beach funded a mural project by The Draculas, a Long Beach-based trio comprised of artists Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos. Together, the three have fun, paint, and soar to success with the students of Colin Powell...