Arts Council for Long Beach


Toy Car Pile Up

Toy Car Pile Up

Toy Car Pile Up is a large totem-like sculpture that stands on the sidewalk rendering a stack of five piled up cars by artist Tom Barter.

The Spirit Within

The Spirit Within

Artist Sayon leads the Living Arts Long Beach program, which introduces high school students and young adults, from various schools throughout LB, exposure to the arts. He’s an interdisciplinary artist, focusing on his personal story as a refugee from Cambodia. He grew up in Thai refugee camps and emigrated to the United States at the […]

Unity Through Community

Unity Through Community

Ricky Vilchis is an artist who has deep roots in the graffiti-art street culture. He was born and raised in the Wrigley area of Long Beach, and gained an interest in art at a young age. He began painting the outdoor gallery at Homeland Cultural Center and exploring the Los Angeles graffiti-art movement around the […]

Transit Gallery

Transit Gallery

Lithomosaic designs were installed in the downtown Long Beach Transit Mall at eight stations spanning three blocks on both sides of the street in 2010 by artist Robin Brailsford. The LithoMosaic technique involves creating a large-scale design and blowing it up to full size. Next, a piece of plastic is placed over the design, with […]

DETERMINATION LB

DETERMINATION LB

The Arts Council for Long Beach has partnered with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps,” Long Beach Transit and Centro Cha for DETERMINATION LB. An arts education and public art project composed of both art and wellness workshops for youth ages 16-24. Led by artist Big Sleeps, youth participants at Centro CHA learned artistic skills and […]

Faith

Faith

Born in Tehran, ZYNB first began painting in the streets in 2010. Her work is dedicated to rethinking notions of social power by advancing the narratives of diverse communities whose stories and needs have historically been marginalized. Recognizing that public art is one of the most demogractic and accessible forms of art, her work explores […]

Untitled

Untitled

Angela Willcocks is a multidisciplinary artist and activist whose practice is influenced by the community. Her work visualizes and engages different aspects surrounding the underrepresented. She believes drawing and painting are the foundations of her work, but each of her projects is unique in medium and message. She believes that these projects work to engage […]

Spread Good Vibes

Spread Good Vibes

Jason Keam is a local Long Beach artist and animator. He is a social media content animator for top production companies like Cartoon Network, Disney, Fox, etc. Last year he opened a pop-up creative studio in North Long Beach called The People’s Studio. The Studio created a space for locals to come and talk about […]

Unity Through the Strength of Diversity

Unity Through the Strength of Diversity

Tracy Negrete is a female, Hispanic artist based in Long Beach. Her passion is collaborating with and inspiring communities through art. Her personal work explores individual narrative as well as the significance of collective healing. She believes in the arts as a form of transformation healing and sees herself as a cultural worker for social […]

Homeland

Homeland

Born and raised in Long Beach, Jose Martinez is a graduate from the Art Institute of Phoenix where he received degrees in Visual Communication and Computer Animation. After graduation, Jose moved back to Long Beach and started his career with Homeland Cultural Center, where he started graphic design workshops,and the world famous Outdoor Urban Gallery […]

The Golden Boy

The Golden Boy

Long Beach painter and illustrator, Bodeck Luna Hernandez is interested in bridging the divide between childhood memories with the Digital Age. An immigrant from Manila, Philippines, Hernandez has been creating pieces that compound the sensory habit of replaying a distant visual memory while pixelating expired recollections. Exploring the relationship with both nostalgia and modern society’s […]

Smiles of Paradise

Smiles of Paradise

A collaboration between artist Guillermo Avalos and the students at Edison Elementary school, assisted by Brooks Davis and Victor Lamas. This mural is located at 7th Street and Maine Avenue on the south side of 7th and North side of Edison school. The cheerful landscape illustrates children of unique backgrounds exploring and playing among the […]