Thursday, July 18, 2024

Arts & Design Events

GUEST COLUMN: When the walls (almost) came tumbling down in Long Beach

Julia Huang reflects on the recent challenges and surprises encountered to organize Long Beach’s ninth annual urban art festival, Long Beach Walls.

Long Beach Walls 2024 officially kicks off: Here are the artists mural-ing our city

Long Beach Walls 2024 is here—and it with the Art Renzei Festival have changed the city’s art scene. Together, they have essentially turned Long Beach into one of the region’s finest outdoor museums.

Moonlight Movies on the Beach escapes cancellation; announces 2024 lineup

After initially being cancelled following a lack of funding, Moonlight Movies on the Beach returns for its 2024 iteration with a slate of nine movies spread across the entirety of the summer.

State’s leading tattoo artists spearheading effort for tattoo museum aboard the Queen Mary—and they want your support

Good Time Charlie. Long Beach's own Kari Barba.  JD Crowe. Jack Rudy. Corey Miller. Chuey Quintanar. These are the six renowned tattoo artists that have formed the board behind the Tattoo Heritage Project, a nonprofit whose singular goal is to build a tattoo museum in Long Beach.

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 the couple with big dreams for historic 440 Elm Ave. building in Downtown Long Beach

It is one of Long Beach's oldest church structures, having survived the 1933 earthquake after its 1913 construction—and the small business owners who are now overseeing the building at 440 Elm Ave. have big plans for this massive, gorgeous ode to the Classical Revival style from famed Los Angeles architect Elmer Grey.

Tour the oil islands, step inside historical homes, and more: Long Beach Architecture Week 2024 arrives

From celebrating the 100th birthday of Downtown Long Beach's historic Cooper Arms building to having a tour of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands, Long Beach Architecture Week is taking 2024 by the foundation with a slew of events for everyone's inner lover of architecture, spatial history, and Long Beach appreciation.

Get a look inside the former Acres of Books in Downtown Long Beach at this free art event

Yes, Long Beach, you will finally get to step back inside Acres of Books—but it will, of course, be nothing like, well, Acres of Books. And that is okay because this is about activating a space that once was, seeing its potential future, and discussing how it can fit into the future of the Downtown Long Beach landscape.