Metal


Peace Gates

Peace Gates

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.

Trellis

Trellis

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 […]

Lightbridge

Lightbridge

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 […]

Bus Rider’s Memorial

Bus Rider’s Memorial

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 […]

Naughtical But Nice

Naughtical But Nice

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 […]

J. Bixby Park Benches aka Flora and Fauna

J. Bixby Park Benches aka Flora and Fauna

Public artists Tom Barter and Lisa Jacobs collaborated and created benches in Bixby Park. Combining their respective skills in tile art and metal art, the artists built a sofa and placed it on a tile carpet in the park.

SPIN

SPIN

This project consisted of temporary installations of recycled bicycles transformed into 24 public sculptures by 20 participating artists. The project was installed in conjunction with the Amgen Tour of California, a 650-mile bicycle race through California. Sculptures consisting of reused bicycle parts were installed along Long Beach streets to welcome racers and celebrants to finish-line […]

Weedy Sea Dragons

Weedy Sea Dragons

The pieces are part of the Agency’s temporary art installations that are rotated throughout the community. Three Atlantic Garden Flowers and three Weedy Sea Dragons are installed on this site. The flowers are part of The Atlantic Garden, a collection of fourteen 7-foot-tall multicolored iron flowers. They were originally installed on Atlantic Avenue between 20th […]

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.

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 […]

Fluid Currency

Fluid Currency

Fluid Currency consists of a series of artist-designed lighting sconces integrated into the Renaissance Square development, referencing the history of Art Deco architecture in the City and providing a functional art amenity to the building. Fluid Currency is an attempt to illuminate the dynamic programming housed within the building to which it is attached. With […]