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.
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 […]
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 […]
Artist Trace Fukuhara was commissioned in 2009 to create Peace Gates which includes decorative metal sheets which line the sides of the awning of the bus stop and free-standing yellow and orange metal sculptures to activate the bus stop at the corner of Atlantic and Hill.
Sea Spires was completed in 2011 by Los Angeles based artist Cliff Garten. The three 16 foot tall totems are juxtaposed elegantly as a transit marker on the foot of the marina bridge across the long beach harbor. Sea Spires combines the idea of ocean conservation and public art to inspire and connect commuters closer […]
Channels is an immersive sculptural installation by artist Julia Klemeck which also acts as public furniture for seating. The sculpture has been suspended onto parts of the cement cinderblock and at the bottom edges of were the wall meets the floor. The installtion is located at the Long Beach Transit bus stop across the street […]
A tall metal sculpture with geometric forms reflected on all sides of the surfaces, this public artwork titled Trellis by artist Anne Marie Karlsen. Karlsen was born in Detroit, Michigan to Norwegian parents. Growing up, she spent many of her summers in northern Norway, specifically in Gryllefjord, Senja and Blokken, Vesteralen. Her work reflects her […]
Passing time is a two-part installation by artist Kerry Zarders and features intricate mosaic tile-work at a bus stop located on the northeast corner of First and Linden. The tile-work lines the entire bench and also on the surface of a column which holds up the awning which provides shade for bus-riders. The tile-work comprises […]
Colin Gray created a cast-stone wheel nine feet in diameter that stands upright in the center of the station platform. The artist was struck upon visiting the public art site “how everything as far as the eye could see was industrially made, practical and plain.” The artist set out to produce something in direct contrast […]
Long Beach Transit wanted to mark a ‘visible place or space’ (a transit node) at a key intersection in downtown Long Beach to indicate where a confluence of transit modalities come together: train, cab, city bus, car (parking) and tour bus. In addition, the project needed to create a ‘gateway’ into Long Beach’s commercial district […]
The Bus Rider’s Memorial by Rob Neilson is a blue geometric sculpture of a person walking carrying a tower of books that uses the three vibrant primary colors of yellow, blue, and red is up on a pedestal located in front of Homeland Cultural Center directly across the street from Mark Twain Libraray at the […]
This four-part sculpture installation titled Naughtical but Nice by artist Peter Shire is located at the cross streets of Anaheim and Cherry. The art style that Shire uses seems to reference Bauhaus, Futurism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements all in one. The larger structure stands next to a bus stop in front of the […]