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

  • Stacey Gibbs
    Stacey GibbsACCOUNTANT

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 102

  • Cynthia Lujan
    Cynthia LujanSPECIAL PROJECTS ASSISTANT
  • Amanda Matthews
    Amanda MatthewsARTS EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

    562.435.ARTS (2787) ext: 101

2014-2015 Board of Directors

Helene Ansel
Barbara Blackwell
Joya C. De Foor
Sherry Diamond
Michele A. Dobson
Kathy Fishkin
Gigi Fusco Meese
Sylvia Hartman
Randel King
Weston LaBar

Cyrus Parker-Jeannette
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, October 5, 2015
5:00-6:30pm

Arts & Services for Disabled
3626 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804

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

MADE in Long Beach
236 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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

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350 Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 / 562.435.ARTS (2787)

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