Long Beach Arts News

Latest News

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

Creative Long Beach Internship Opportunities Now Available

Creative Long Beach internships match California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College art students with Long Beach arts and cultural organizations. As part of the 17-week paid internship, selected interns take part in professional development and...

Things to Do

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

Dew Tour Brings Interactive Art to Long Beach

The Dew Tour will bring local artists and the community together for a fun and free event open to the public from June 28–30.  Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands, and fans to celebrate competition, culture, and creators.

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...

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,...

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.

Microgrant Funds Mural at Colin Powell Academy

The Arts Council for Long Beach funded a mural project by The Draculas, a Long Beach-based trio comprised of artists Jeff McMillan, Gary Musgrave, and Jake Kazakos. Together, the three have fun, paint, and soar to success with the students of Colin Powell...

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...