Arts Council for Long Beach

Lots of opportunities from the Long Beach Arts Council!

Arts Park Activation at Long Beach Art Walk

The Long Beach Art Walk is this Saturday, April 14! The map shows art exhibits, galleries, local businesses, and murals each Second Saturday in the East Village Arts District. Users will be able to scan the QR code with their smartphone to pull up the updated online walking map! If your smartphone doesn’t have this ability then users can simply visit

Join the Arts Council at the Arts Park for free live music and art every second Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. The Arts Park is located on Elm Avenue between Broadway and First Street.

Mural Opportunity at The Good Seed

The Leadership Long Beach Class of 2018 is looking for a volunteer mural artist to paint something beautiful on the outside walls of The Good Seed – a new homeless shelter in Long Beach! The Good Seed just moved to Long Beach (1230 Pine Ave 90813) and would love help brightening their walls and making the space a welcoming place for homeless youth ages 18-25.

Leadership Long Beach will provide all of the supplies and extra hands to help implement the project. They are hoping to get this project in motion by the end of April or early May – on May 17th The Good Seed will host an open house for the community and they would love to show off your art! The Good Seed is open to any design ideas and suggestions – their walls are a blank canvass waiting to be painted!

Please contact Liz Hosmer for any questions:, (562) 712-5836.

Learn more about The Good Seed:

Walden Here Activations
at Meditations at the Collaborative

Meditations at the Collaborative Gallery (421 W. Broadway) is on view through May 18. The show provides an opportunity for the viewer to meditate on their own connection to natural or human-made environment. Betsy Lohrer Hall explores built urban environment through imagery that references natural processes. Brittany Ransom presents the paradoxical bonds between human, urban, and natural ecologies through emergent technologies. Gail Werner approaches how cultural creation stories influence how she sees the natural world through the lens of her Cupeño, Luiseño, and Kumeyaay roots. Meeson Pae Yang probes the convergence of science, technology, and mythology through a richly layered collection of images and objects that reflect natural systems.

There will be two public activations by artist Betsy Lohrer Hall as part of the Meditations exhibition. This will be the third iteration of Walden Here: Urban Field Notes. Join us for the free activities and dialogue:

Saturday, April 28, 1–3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 11:30–1 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday–Saturday: from 12:30–5 p.m.

Artist Call: Art in Bixby Park

Friends of Bixby Park seeks live artists for their Art in Bixby Park events taking place on May 5, June 2 and August 4. They are looking for visual artists who work in spray paint, brush, public art or interactive art. They are looking for skillful local artists to display and sell artwork. To submit to the call please email and attach a sample of artwork and website. The deadline is ASAP, as there are limited spots available.

For more information visit the Friends of Bixby Park website.

Summer Internships at the Arts Council

The Arts Council has three exciting internship opportunities available: a Marketing and Grant internship and Development Internship sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) and a Public Art internship made possible by the Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program.

Applications are due Monday, April 30, 2018, and can be found on our Jobs and Internships page:

For more internship opportunities offered through the LACAC and Getty Foundation visit the hyperlinks below:

Creative Long Beach Internships Now Open

Creative Long Beach Internships match CSULB and LBCC arts students to work at Long Beach arts and cultural organizations. In addition to the 17-week paid internship, selected interns take part in professional development and networking events with community professionals.

There are currently three internship openings through the Creative Long Beach Internship Program. Internships are available at: Able ARTS Work, Museum of Latin American Art, and University Art Museum.

  • Curatorial Intern, Able ARTS Work, PDFDeadline: May 9
  • Interpretive Education Internship, Museum of Latin American Art, PDF, Deadline: May 6
  • Graphic Design Internship, University Art Museum, PDF,
    Deadline: May 6

For more information about the Creative Long Beach Internship Program visit:

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