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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Duet (Homage to David Smith)

Duet (Homage to David Smith)

Located in the heart of CSULB’s campus, Duet is a monumental planar sculpture made with three sheets of one−inch thick steel. It was created in 1965 by artist Robert Murray and was recently treated for conservation needs in collaboration with the University Art Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute and Rosa Lowinger and Associates with the […]

Sun Forces

Sun Forces

“I want people walking in and out of my painting…it must be dynamic with action and an interaction that continues in the mind of the spectator,” said Rita Letendre about her mural Sun Forces. This piece is of historical importance to the North American mural movement, as outdoor wall paintings were rare at the time […]

Homage to Simon Rodia

Homage to Simon Rodia

Saddened by the death of Simon (Sam) Rodia, the builder of the Watts Towers, J.J. Beljon dedicated his sculpture to the creator of this Los Angeles landmark. Homage to Sam Rodia was the largest work in the 1965 Long Beach International Sculpture Symposium, comprising of 19 cast concrete components which extended 130 feet on the […]