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HEART of LONG BEACH The Arts Council for Long Beach is excited to invite the community to participate and celebrate the completion of the Cambodia Town Mural Project in HEART of LONG BEACH on Sunday, August 13 from 3-8 p.m. through an open call for talent, vendors, or...

SAVE THE DATE: State of the Arts 2017

The Arts Council for Long Beach's annual State of the Arts is the prominent arts event of the year. 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...

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Things to Do

Learn more about upcoming Arts Council events and partner events happening around town.

Artist Talk: Joakim Ojanen

Joakim Ojanen is a world renowned artists in the forefront of contemporary ceramics. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in Germany, France, Sweden, and the US. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and in art fairs worldwide including...

Open Conversation: Collaborative Meets Collectives

Since the re-opening of the Collaborative (421 Broadway), the Arts Council wants to make the space a place for local artists. As part of the mission of the re-imagined space, we will be conducting a call for curators. We think collectives are also a big part of the...

Empower Arts West Long Beach

The Arts Council for Long Beach and Councilmember Roberto Uranga invite you to Empower Arts, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gold Star Manor. Join us as we celebrate arts education and veteran creativity through visual and performing arts. The...

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Get Involved

Learn more about the Arts Council’s latest initiatives, education opportunities and arts advocacy calls to action.

Eye on Design Community Workday

We'd like to invite you to our Eye on Design Community Project Workday. Our Teaching Artist, Betty Rosen is coordinating a community project workday where we invite community members to help us finish our Eye on Design mosaic. Help us place tile on mesh, cut tile, and...

Port of Long Beach PHOTO Registration

The Arts Council for Long Beach is partnering with the Port of Long Beach (POLB) for the fifth annual PHOTO program, a free three-part photography experience. Whether you’re a pro with a camera or interested in learning the basics, you’re invited to register for the...

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Profiles in the Arts

We love to share all the fantastic work happening in the creative community. Check here as we profile local artists, community leaders and organizations making things happen.

InterTrend’s Lunar New Year Interactive Installation

On Tuesday, February 13, interTrend Communications will reveal their annual Lunar New Year installation on the first floor of their headquarters at The Psychic Temple. This year celebrates Year of the Dog. Multicolored digital images of dogs that are trained by...

Art of Diplomacy Open Conversation

An Open Conversation on January 22, inspired by the 2018 Sister Cities International’s Youth Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) theme Art of Diplomacy, will take place at the Expo Art Center (4321 Atlantic Ave.) at 6 p.m. Join us for a closing reception and a program...

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