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

The Arts Council Celebrates 40 Years!

Since the Arts Council for Long Beach was founded 40 years ago – on September 22, 1976 – the non-profit organization has funded hundreds of artists, organizations, education programs and cultural and music events. It has advocated for increased arts funding, organized...

Grant Opportunity for Long Beach Arts Leaders

Have you ever wanted to be a Leadership Long Beach (LLB) graduate? The Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for arts leaders: a $1,000 grant to fund a portion of enrollment costs. LLB will match this to cover even more. LLB is a 10-month intensive program where...

Arts Council Funds Four New Microgrant Projects

Image courtesy of artists Erick Guadarrama and Benedetta Chan. Every month, the Arts Council funds wonderful community art projects and professional development opportunities at up to $1,000. Here are the four diverse projects that received funding last month: • Mural...

Six Diverse Fall Internships Available!

The Arts Council for Long Beach’s Creative Long Beach internship program awarded six arts organizations internships for the fall 2016 semester. The 17-week paid internships run August–December 2016 and are open to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach...

Things to Do

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

Art of Diplomacy Open Conversation

An Open Conversation on January 22, inspired by the 2018 Sister Cities International’s Youth Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) theme Art of Diplomacy, will take place at the Expo Art Center (4321 Atlantic Ave.) at 6 p.m. Join us for a closing reception and a program...

UNFILTERED Fan Favorite Reception

The Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Exhibition moved to MADE by Millworks on January 8 and is now open to the public. A Fan Favorite Reception will be hosted on January 13 from 7–9 p.m. The exhibition closes to the public on January 28. The Fan Favorite winner...

Served Like a Girl: Screening and Q&A

When: Thursday, December 14 Where: Art Theatre of Long Beach 2025 East 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814 A special of screening of a documentary called Served Like a Girl, providing a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian...

Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Gallery Event

Join the Downtown Long Beach Alliance and Arts Council for Long Beach for the inaugural UNFILTERED photo contest gallery opening on December 9 at 5 p.m.located at The Collaborative Gallery (421 W. Broadway). See the 25 finalist photos on display, and celebrate the...

Much Ado About Nothing

The Unlikely Shakespeare Company, HomeFront Rising and the Arts Council for Long Beach are proud to present William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The drama of military war and the comedic war between the sexes meet in the great playwright's hilarious,...

Eye on Design Community Workday

We'd like to invite you to our Eye on Design Community Project Workday. Our Teaching Artist, Betty Rosen is coordinating a community project workday where we invite community members to help us finish our Eye on Design mosaic. Help us place tile on mesh, cut tile, and...

Get Involved

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

Eye on Design Students Visit FAR-SITED at the University Art Museum

Eye on Design is one of the Arts Council’s education programs for third-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. The 15-week program guides students through the same process a public artist follows – students learn to develop a public art concept and...

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace

Arts Council Launches Innovative Mobile ArtSpace By Sarah Bennett When the Mobile ArtSpace first gets dropped in the middle of an empty dirt lot, you might think it doesn’t look like much. But when the sun sets, the box is illuminated to become a light and sound...

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 6.23.15

Another Long Beach Business Journal was released this week and Art Matters is focusing on POW! WOW! Long Beach, virtual murals via Localism's WALLS: An Art Walk, and the two current exhibits at CSULB's UAM! Until next time, check out Art Matters on Page 38!

Pow! Wow! Long Beach

Long Beach just experienced a major art event with murals completed around town. Here's the map of the locations; the Long Beach Museum of Art's associated exhibit, Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, is up through September 27, 2015. Truly dynamic...