About

Arts Council For Long Beach

Thank you for your interest in Long Beach arts and culture! Long Beach is a diverse and dynamic city, and its arts reflect that.

The Arts Council for Long Beach is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that promotes, advocates for and helps fund the arts in Long Beach, California.

Until 2012, when the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency was eliminated, most of the Arts Council’s funding came from public funds. Now, our funding comes from public funds as well as foundations, private donations, corporate donations and fee for service contracts. To make a tax-deductible donation to the arts in Long Beach, please visit our Give page!

In 2014, the Arts Council shifted its focus away from programming and events and heavily toward advocacy, marketing and funding of Long Beach artists and arts organizations. Read more about our roadmap here.

Meet Our Staff

  • Brigette Brown
    Brigette BrownDEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 106

  • Victoria Bryan
    Victoria BryanEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext. 107

  • Lisa DeSmidt
    Lisa DeSmidtMARKETING AND GRANTS MANAGER

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 104

  • April Economides
    April EconomidesDIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 105

  • Yadira Enciso
    Yadira EncisoARTS EDUCATION INTERN
    • Stacey Gibbs
      Stacey GibbsACCOUNTANT

      562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 102

    • Cynthia Lujan
      Cynthia LujanPUBLIC ART INTERN
      • Amanda Matthews
        Amanda MatthewsARTS EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

        562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 101

      • Gilbert Zavala
        Gilbert ZavalaMARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT INTERN

         

        2014-2015 Board of Directors

        Helene Ansel
        Barbara Blackwell
        Sherry Diamond
        Michele A. Dobson
        Kathy Fishkin
        Gigi Fusco Meese
        Sylvia Hartman
        Randel King
        Weston LaBar
        Cyrus Parker-Jeannette

        Braden Phillips
        Lyn Pohlmann
        Jocelynn Pryor
        Larry Rice
        Marco Schindelmann
        Renee Simon
        Brian Trimble
        Ray VanNatta
        Sharon Weissman

        Public Meeting Dates

        All meetings are open to the public and are held in various locations around Long Beach to encourage broad and diverse attendance. Our general Board of Directors meetings are typically scheduled on the first Monday of the month, and our Open Conversations meetings are typically scheduled on the fourth Thursday of the month.

        UPCOMING MEETINGS

        Board of Directors Meeting
        Monday, August 3, 2015
        5:00-6:30pm

        Community Action Partnership
        117 W. Victoria Street
        Long Beach, CA 90805

        download meeting agenda

        Open Conversations
        Thursday, August 27, 2015
        4:00-6:00pm

        Location TBD

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        350 ELM AVENUE LONG BEACH, CA 90802 / 562.435.ARTS (2787)

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