City of Long Beach


Overcoming Barriers

Overcoming Barriers

The powerful imagery represents the hardships immigrants face when crossing over to the U.S. Through the perspective of the immigrant the viewer travels through the story of the panoramic mural. The left side of the mural shows the crossing of the border into a promised land with fortune and new opportunities. The right side of […]

Oil, Life and Ecology

Oil, Life and Ecology

Artist Eva Cockcroft painted the large scale mural “Oil, Life,Ecology”. The mural raises awareness for global warming and earth conservation. The painting is balanced with scenes of chaotic destruction and scenes of hope for humankind. The mural depicts the negative consequences we may have on our planet earth if we do not learn how to […]

Westside Police Station Mural

Westside Police Station Mural

This is a mural was completed with the collaboration of the Long Beach Police Department and Development Services of Long Beach. The West Division Police Mural is a commemoration the the West Side of Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department. It reflects L.B.P.D.,community, and the industry of the west side of Long Beach. […]

The Train Has Left the Station

The Train Has Left the Station

The Train Has Left the Station memorializes the importance of trains in the development of Long Beach. The sculpture is a replica of the front end of a Red Car train that ran from Long Beach to Los Angeles until 1961. It is located in the recently expanded Orizaba Park on the former Pacific Electric […]

Mobile Art

Mobile Art

Mobile Art, by John Banks, is a linear sculpture that changes its visual identity as one moves around it. From one view it is readable as text and from other views it is abstract. The abstract sculpture made of turreted pipe is approximately 8′ tall. The new entry plaza at McBride Park is an ideal […]

Urban Totems

Urban Totems

This pair of freestanding totemic sculptures create a distinctive pedestrian gateway for the corridor. The steel, mixed media mosaics feature hand-cut tiles of ceramic, vitreous and cast glass and stone. Red: 10’H x 3’W x 2’D Blue: 10’H x 4’W x 2.5’D

Concert for the Wind

Concert for the Wind

The artist team of Alber and Luna De Matteis crafted this imaginative metal canopy that covers a bench ornamented with tile mosaics, creating a unique gathering space featuring decorative hardscape and amenities.

Playing Chase

Playing Chase

The installation features colorful figurative sculptures of running children, whimsically playing off the namesake of this pocket park and the theme of recreation.

Bob Lee Memorial 1 & 2

Bob Lee Memorial 1 & 2

Painted steel panels and a large freestanding portrait pay tribute to longtime Long Beach resident, Bob Lee.. The art elements are integrated into the existing “Kaleidoscope” bus shelter and sign.

Rosa Parks Park

Rosa Parks Park

The rose serves as a visual theme for the Rosa Parks Park. The artwork consists of an 8′ x 5′ perforated iron panel with added color. Pictured on this panel, nestled in the roots of a “Heritage Tree” is a portrait of Rosa Parks. This panel is central to the public bus plaza. In addition, […]

Sea Grass

Sea Grass

The artist has created a large-scale public sculpture that incorporates three freestanding structures that capture the ebb and flow of ocean sea grass. The armature of this 30′ artwork, created from frames made of aluminum tubing, supports the perforated sheetmetal exterior of the piece. This structure becomes an integral visual component of the artwork, which […]

Paramount Petroleum

Paramount Petroleum

Referencing the work of Diego Rivera, Terry Braunstein’s work pays tribute to the contributions of the working class. The three workers, two men and one woman, represent manufacturers such as those men and women who work in the adjacent petroleum refinery. As home to a diverse population and one of the largest ports in the […]