Thursday, July 18, 2024

Artist Profiles

Long Beach comedian Gabriel Iglesias, aka Fluffy, to receive Key to the City (free/low-cost show included)

Comedian and all-around lover of all things Long Beach Gabriel Iglesias—known to his legion of fans as "Fluffy"—is set to receive a prestigious Key to the City from Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson on Tuesday, June 18 at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre.

The ‘Keith Haring: Radiant Vision’ exhibit is the artist’s first solo show in Long Beach—and that’s important

"Keith Haring: Radiant Vision" at the Long Beach Museum of Art marks the famed artist's first solo show in the city—and it is not just a cultural bookmark for Long Beach but is reverberating throughout the museum world because "Radiant Vision" could arguably be the most intimate exhibition of the artist's work to have been shown this century.

Meet Robert Brownwell, the Long Beach artist that crafts guitars tailored for other artists

Robert Brownwell—the Long Beach artist perched on the eighth floor of the historic Pacific Tower building at the northwest corner of Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard—has a deep love of guitars, one which stretches into his artistry far beyond music.

Meet Jennifer Kumiyama, the Long Beach vocalist whose dream to become a princess comes true in Disney’s ‘Wish’

For Long Beach vocalist and performer Jennifer Kumiyama, never in her wildest dreams would she be featured in any Disney movie—let alone Disney's "Wish," the animated musical that is part of the entertainment company's 100 year anniversary celebration.

Meet the artists altering the city’s artistic landscape for Long Beach Walls 2023

Long Beach Walls has taken one ethic—that art shouldn't be confined to museums or galleries but accessible to all—and created one of the country's best outdoor art collection.

Celebrating the Latino & Latinx creators that ‘artify’ our urban landscape

We explore how resilient Latino and Latinx neighborhoods from Long Beach to Minneapolis are adapting and reclaiming their built environment to make up for the lack of accommodations architecture and city planning has made for communities of color.