Mural


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Together We Soar

Together We Soar

The property is at the northeast corner of Long Beach Blvd. And 69th St. The building is a liquor store that has been designed out of bricks. The presence of graffiti is visible through the addition of red paint that has been used to cover the markings. The paint does not cover the entire wall, […]

Long Beach History Mural

Long Beach History Mural

pictures on 03-25-16: ‘A history of Long Beach’ completed in 2003 by Art Mortimer is located on the side of the 710 freeway off ramp at 6th st. The mural depicts Long Beach city’s early beginnings,early settlers and landowners of the mid-20th century. The mural is painted in a realistic style and depicts portraits of […]

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 […]

Reflection of a Child’s Eye

Reflection of a Child’s Eye

Reflection in a child’s eye was painted by local artist Guillermo Avalos along with youth assistance from Washington Middle school. Avalos intention to include local youth assistants was integral to completing the piece. Everyone involved contributed a piece of themselves and their culture to represent. Avalos created a space for community involvement and creative expression […]