Connecting neighborhoods and creating a collective heritage.
Public Art Creates Community
The Arts Council for Long Beach believes that a public art connects neighborhoods, offers residents and visitors insight into our collective heritage and encourages civic pride and community participation. This vision embodies the Arts Council’s resolve to improve the quality of life for all people in Long Beach. The projects supported by the Arts Council for Long Beach encourages civic pride and supports the Arts Council’s mission to foster creativity and culture, enliven our communities and enable a thriving economy.
Public art connects neighborhoods, offers residents and visitors insight into our collective heritage, and encourages civic pride and community participation. The Arts Council support the community enjoyment of the public art in Long Beach with a comprehensive Public Art Map, providing detailed information on all of the works in our city’s collection.
The Rainbow Heroes Project aims to celebrate and uplift marginalized history of LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States with a series of nine interactive, pedestrian-level murals that will be installed throughout the City of Long Beach. Each mural will feature a prominent figure from LGBTQIA+ history, highlighting their resilience and determination in advocating for rights and recognition.
The Community Corners public art project is a program funded by a one-time $25,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to create an asphalt art mural in the City of Long Beach. Long Beach was one of twenty-six cities granted to administer this program in the United States.
Cambodia Town Mural Project
Cambodia Town Mural Project is an initiative installed eight public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Blvd. and Junipero Ave. The murals demonstrate and signal our enthusiasm and commitment to making our neighborhoods more joyful while fostering safe public spaces. The project encourages civic pride and supports the Arts Council’s mission to foster creativity and culture, enliven our communities and enable a thriving economy.