Long Beach Arts News

Latest News

Check here for our latest announcements and opportunities — from artist calls and grants to exciting projects.

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...

Grant Opportunity for Long Beach Arts Leaders

Have you ever wanted to be a Leadership Long Beach (LLB) graduate? The Arts Council has an exciting opportunity for arts leaders: a $1,000 grant to fund a portion of enrollment costs. LLB will match this to cover even more. LLB is a 10-month intensive program where...

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Things to Do

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

Meditations: an Artist Registry Exhibition

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 6–8 p.m., the Arts Council for Long Beach will open Meditations, the inaugural Artist Registry exhibition at The Collaborative. The Arts Council is committed to fostering creativity, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving arts...

Restoration Drum & Movement

On Saturday, February 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Michelle Obama Library, join Jennifer Tehani Sarreal for Restoration Drum & Movement, a Social Emotional Arts program. The program is designed to provide the veteran community with tools and techniques for holistic...

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...

UNFILTERED Fan Favorite Reception

The Downtown Long Beach UNFILTERED Photo Exhibition moved to MADE by Millworks on January 8 and is now open to the public. A Fan Favorite Reception will be hosted on January 13 from 7–9 p.m. The exhibition closes to the public on January 28. The Fan Favorite winner...

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Get Involved

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

Arts Advocacy Day Action Items

We learned last week that the Trump administration's proposed FY 2018 budget eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Corporation for Public...

Eye on Design Applications Available for the 2016–17 School Year!

The Arts Council for Long Beach is excited to be offering Eye on Design for the 11th year in a row to third-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD)! Eye on Design is a unique 15-week arts education program that encourages civic involvement,...

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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.

Art Matters 8.4.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue’s Art Matters page highlights the 47th Annual Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) Conference, hosted by the Long Beach Symphony, the creative adaptive re-use projects by We...

Art Matters 7.7.15

The new issue of the Long Beach Business Journal is now available. This issue's Art Matters page highlights the launch of our fantastic new website by visualade, our Indiegogo campaign Microgrants for a Creative Long Beach, the fantastic Dragon Boat competitions at...

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