State of the Arts

About State of the Arts
Our celebration recognizes artists, performers, educators and administrators who work every day to foster creativity, enliven communities and enable a thriving arts city. In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, this special occasion brings together residents, the creative community, and city leaders to celebrate the arts in Long Beach. In addition to announcing new projects, every year the Arts Council recognizes local arts excellence by honoring residents who make an impact in the arts and culture of Long Beach. Arts awards, such as the James H. Ackerman Philanthropist Award, identify people whose work impact the conversation, change minds, and fill our hearts with hope for a better city.
VIP Reception

Be a VIP at the 2019 State of the Arts and get an exclusive look at the evening’s arts installations and mingle with our 2019 Professional Artists Fellows. VIP attendees will also enjoy a very special arts presentation.

Ticket levels:

$500 – VIP Reception + Listing as sponsor in program

$100 – VIP Reception

$50 – VIP Reception (students + artists, verification required)

State of the Arts Awards Nominations

The Arts Council for Long Beach is pleased to accept nominations for our 2019 Arts Awards. These non‐monetary awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence and community contribution. Long Beach community members are invited to submit nominations by completing the nomination form. Submissions are reviewed by a diverse panel, and recipients will be honored at the annual State of the Arts celebration on October 11, 2019.

Click here to nominate someone who makes art possible in Long Beach. 



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