After growing up in Albany, NY, Anthony Smyers moved to Southern California in 2003 to escape the snow and for easy access to the ocean. Anthony has been drawing ever since he was a child, copying what he saw in comic books and doodling the world around him. Growing up with an artistic parent also […]
3 Women is a women-owned sustainable fashion brand located in the East Village Arts District of Downtown Long Beach. Owned by long-time Long Beach resident Crystal Lee Early, Designer, and Natalie Mumford, Marketing Director, they like to think of the third women as all those they’ve had the privilege of collaborating and working with since […]
Long Beach is a source of art from all over the world. I intend to create art in anyway possible wherever this city needs me to be of service. I have worked for artist Doug Kurtz for a couple of years as his assistant and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been. I will continue to […]
Growing up, I saw my parents tackle musicianship. I knew I wanted to be apart of the arts, but I didn’t see fit with music. I took the visual approach and enjoyed using cameras. Photography and videography opened the door for me to express my passion for creativity and the arts. Curating has also helped […]
I am a queer, Brown photographer centering the lived experiences of queer, Black and Brown folx as a means to increase our visibility but also to provide agency in queer, Black and Brown existence.
Soul Cypher is a creative collective and hospitality-driven marketing agency dedicated to promoting emerging local artists. Based in Long Beach, CA we seek to establish an active, supportive network of like-minds focused on achieving urban excellence by empowering artists with love, light and the resources necessary for success. We strive to build communal relationships that […]
As a multi media artist, my goal is to cultivate art through graphic design, modeling and hand drawn techniques
My influences from within the photographic world are so varied that it defies saying anything briefly. However, as with many individuals of my era, I came into contact with the documentation of the civil rights era in the Unites States and the end of European Colonialism in Africa and Asia. Images from that period, in […]
I am a multimedia artist who’s work encompasses visual and conceptual art, as well as musical composition and experimental film. I have also worked in art education for approximately 10 years and love working with the community to create programs that bring the arts to our schools.
Self-taught photographer Since my childhood, I always loved and spent many hours in the mountains. So naturally, insects and small animals were my friends and toys from Spring to Fall. When the seasons changed, I knew exactly where they are hiding, when my favorite tree blooming… etc. Simply, I was a part of the small […]
Annessa De La Cruz is the founder of Nameless LA – a creative platform that brings physical experiences to life through different mediums Since 2017 Annessa (Nameless) has leveraged her platform as an art instillation, pop-up shop, editorial issue with space to grow into whatever it seeks. In 2017 Annessa self-published her first poetry book […]
I am an artist-educator. I began serving Long Beach’s community as an artist speaker at the 2008 Voices and Visions Spoken word festival in 2008. From 2016-2020 provided Healing Through Creativity workshops at Long Beach Memorial’s Todd Cancer Institute. From 2016-2018 I creativity workshops at Century Villages at Cabrillo’s Veterans Village Recovery Center. I am […]