Long Beach's Museum of Art has received a nearly $200,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create and maintain digital records of work from 271 female artists with works in the museum's permanent collection.

It’s the last chance to sign up for the 18th annual Belmont Shore Chalk Art Contest happening this Saturday, where Second Street in Belmont Shore will be lined with artists hosted by the nonprofit Community Action Team, with help from the Belmont Shore Business Association.

“Collecting Long Beach: Seven Decades from the Permanent Collection,” currently showing at the Long Beach Museum of Art Downtown includes selections from 35 Long Beach contemporary artists created over the last 70 years.

Long Beach theater goers have an abundance of venues in which to see productions such as the Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach Playhouse, Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts, and the Long Beach Community Theater, just to name a few.

When most people hear “quilt,” they may think of Great Aunt Sarah’s patchwork creation. Think again.

Long Beach Museum of Art Downtown (LBMA Downtown) opens the former Art Exchange building Sept. 14 after an extensive renovation. LBMA Downtown, 356 E. Third St., is an extension of the museum’s main campus at 2300 E. Ocean Boulevard.

“Good food and fine art” is the philosophy at Utopia Restaurant in the East Village.

Mayor Robert Garcia helped to kick off the Long Beach Fifth Annual POW!WOW! Saturday in the parking lot of the Varden Hotel, and the painting has begun.

In 2000, Frederick Fisher and Partners designed a new 12,800-square-foot building, the Long Beach Museum of Art’s Hartman Pavilion, now a well-loved destination situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

David Starr Jordan High School has had its share of famous athletes (football players Dennis Brown and John Ross III and former Dodger Ron Fairly) and famous entertainers (TV star Bob Denver and musicians Warren G. and Vince Staples).

"Artifact," Greenly Art Spaces' sixth fund-raising art exhibit, will open with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13.