Through photography, field study (artists interviews), and photo-based fabric sculpture, I challenge the idea of “social norms” and celebrate self-determining identity under capitalism. The subject usually intertwines with my immigration […]
I am a Guatemalan-American artist, designer, and photographer, and executive director of a nonprofit arts organization. I was raised in Southeast Los Angeles, and currently reside in Long Beach, CA.
My inspiration comes from my Cuban roots. The resiliency of the people and the strength they find in their music and laughter. Even when surrounded by the darkest circumstances, they […]
A HeART At Peace Gives Life to The Body
My artwork is a representation of the middle ground. Not always beautiful, a little imperfect or messy but honest and vulnerable. It exists between realms, where my subconscious lies and […]
Bridging communities together through creative influence.
“Creating timeless pieces of visual interpretations of my culture and environment for all demographics to be inspired or nostalgically cued.” Born in 1989, I was a product of the 90’s […]
Our programs focus on developing creativity through community engagement and making a needed impact on the lives of those working in creative industries. Creative Class Collective provides spaces that encourage […]
“Who Am I?” I struggle still to this day with this question – language fails me All of the languages! Whenever someone asks me who I am all I want […]
Welcome to the rabbit hole
Melinda E. Sanchez, a photo-based artist hailing from Central Califas and currently calling Long Beach her home, has embarked on a profound journey of artistic expression. Her work stands as […]
I am a portrait and art photographer. My work is personal to myself and to the people I photograph. However my images transcend time and will become legacy and heirloom. […]
Carolyn McDonald is a multifaceted writer and filmmaker, who produced and directed the short film “P.N.O.K.”, the documentary DESIGN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, several music videos & short films. She recently completed […]
A collective of like minded individuals bringing elevation, innovation & connection of culture through music, art and fashion.
JR Martinez (a.k.a Zxmbiac) is a photographer, filmmaker, and designer (graphic, web & UI/UX) with a background in branding & marketing. He was a “Promo Pathway” Scholar with SBCC Thrive […]
Melissa Grasso (b.1995) is an emerging Long Beach tattoo artist and painter. She holds a deep respect for the culture and history of tattooing and appreciates its Long Beach roots. Her inspiration draws from her Mexican heritage and blends Chicano elements with traditional American motifs. She aims to make San Diego natives and her newfound Long Beach community proud. In addition to her tattoo career, she dedicates herself to photographing her colleagues, experiences and friends. Meanwhile ceramics and sewing fill her spare time, she continues to experiment and find ways to push the limits of design. Melissa hopes to capture the Long Beach community and with any luck, have the opportunity to install a mural.
Lavelli is a creator. This broad statement has become the driving force behind his passion for digital technology and the art that takes breath from it. He seeks to explore […]
Whether I’m painting, printing, or making a comic, I embrace the preposterous. My simplistic creative reasoning is my guide to exploring a transcendental realm of thought. I’m inspired in my […]
As an artist based in Long Beach, CA, Leon Donjuan is committed to creating work that challenges and inspires. Through his multi-disciplinary approach to art, which incorporates photography, cinematography, and […]
As a photographer based in Long Beach, California, I have always been fascinated with the interplay of light and movement in the urban environment. Growing up with a camera in […]
I focus on uplifting others with my art by creating a space of vulnerability. I encourage others to speak through art even when they feel they don’t have a voice. […]
Long beach local, how do you like my art?
Eduardo Viramontes (b. 1990 Lakewood, CA; Lives and works in Los Angeles) is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in illustration and graphic design. Their practice as a painter and […]
Miguel Angel Mejía (Sinaloa, México. September 15, 1984) is a Mexican artist currently residing in Southern California. He earned his bachelor’s in science degree in Multimedia Production from Universidad La […]
Through my photography I create images that feel like memories, dreams, and evoke emotions.