Let’s celebrate October is Arts Month! Art happens everywhere and every day throughout our diverse and vibrant city – new murals, live music, arts education, dance classes… You name it, Long Beach has it!

Here are some fun ways to engage with the arts this October:

  • Throughout October, post a photo to Facebook or Instagram and up to two sentences about how you celebrate the arts. Include #OctoberIsArtsMonth and follow and tag the Arts Council. If your profile is private, take a screenshot and email it to info@artslb.org. Every Monday, one lucky participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to a popular local restaurant! Post as many photos as you’d like!
  • Attend arts, music and cultural events! There are a large number of happenings, many of them free, taking place every day around the city. Browse the array on our Calendar of Events.
  • Buy local art. When’s the last time you visited a gallery, boutique or music store in the East Village Arts District, Bixby Knolls, Mid-City or elsewhere to see the fantastic art produced by locals? From the visual arts to music to the fashion arts, Long Beach is full of top-notch talent. Check out our Arts Map to discover galleries and shops you might not yet know about.