Public Art

Public Art & Design

The Department of Public Art & Design, at the Arts Council, is responsible for cultural infrastructure and visual arts planning through a number of programs and community partnerships.

Since 1989, the department has partnered with the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency to manage the Percent-for-Public-Art policy and program in order to integrate public art into the fabric of the City. The department also implements educational programming related to public art practice and works to foster a dialogue about art and urban design issues through professional development workshops and symposiums.

The goal of the department is to foster civic engagement through the arts. Visit the Public Arts website for more information.


Classical Beats at Chantilly Clad

In August 2010, classically-trained violinist Paul Dateh mixed it up with hip-hop DJ Inka One for a true "chocolate in my peanut butter" moment for the Classical Beats show.

The performance took place at the Urban Lab: Chantilly Clad by Freya Bardell and Brian Howe of Greenmeme. Chantilly Clad is a site-specific, temporary installation that transforms a vacant lot at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lime Avenue into a community gathering space and outdoor performance venue.

Part of the Arts Council for Long Beach's "A Lot Series", the project was accompanied by a series of panel discussions related to urban planning, civic engagement and art.

The event produced in partnership with SAM (Summer And Music) and made possible trough the generous support of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, Downtown Long Beach Associates, and the Los Angeles County Art Commission.

Both film shorts are directed by Hogath Aiono, Pacific Film Collective.





Public Art Map

Learn more about public art installations in Long Beach that were produced in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach, the Advisory Committee for Public Art, and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency.

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