The Arts Council wants to hear from residents about their
thoughts and visions for the future of arts and culture in Long Beach.

We have embarked on a planning process that is informed by public input and will determine our work over a 5 year period, starting in 2021. It is critical that we have as many voices in our process and our goal is to host at least 100 individuals per meeting, intentionally aiming to ensure inclusive and equitable participation for all Long Beach communities.

Open Conversations are informal events where the Arts Council brings people together to discuss arts issues.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 (Leap Day!)

Location: Courtyard by Marriott

500 East First Street

Long Beach, CA 90802

Event Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

10 a.m —- Kick off event begins (light fare and beverages available for guests)

10:15-10:30— Dembrebrah West African Drum and Dance Ensemble

10:30 a.m. — Welcome

10:35 a.m.— Meeting

12:35 p.m.— Meeting Concludes

12:40 p.m.— Shy But Fly

1 p.m.— Event Concludes