The Smithsonian American Art Museum describes Millard Sheets as one of California’s “foremost artists and architects.” Known for his excellence with watercolors, Sheets also painted with oil and acrylic.
While life before the pandemic was very busy for Long Beach musician, writer and filmmaker Frank Meyer, staying at home has turned out to be a creative boon for the guitarist and frontman of the veteran punk rock band The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs.
Aspiring playwrights have the opportunity to have their plays read by industry producers, writers, directors and more in a new contest.
Faint hopes of returning to the stage have been dashed for Long Beach performing arts groups with the resurgence of the coronavirus and the attendant restrictions on gatherings.
Organizers of a new art gallery produced by the Port City Creative Guild hopes to have a home later this year at Community Hospital of Long Beach.
The Lakewood branch of Farmers & Merchants Bank is preserving history as it plans for the future. A large sculpture that has decorated the bank’s plaza for decades is being donated to Forest Lawn as the bank prepares for renovations.
The Long Beach Playhouse marquee is blank. For the first time in more than 90 years, no one knows when the next play will take the stage — either the Main Stage or the Studio.
A collaboration between the Long Beach Creative Group and the Museum of Latin American Art aims to mount an exhibition called "Photovarious," and is calling for submissions.
March would have been high season for the performing arts community, but when the coronavirus pandemic prompted government officials to ban gatherings, plays and concerts had no choice but to close their curtains.
International City Theatre's artistic producing director, caryn desai, announced Friday one play will be dropped this season and another, which had been postponed, will move into that slot.
During the Great Depression, the New Deal’s Public Works of Art Project paid a myriad of artists to create murals, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. In a similar manner, the Arts Council for Long Beach has made a commitment to employ artists during the difficulties caused by COVID-19.
In the musical version of “Shrek,” an enormous green ogre lives alone but comes to realize that social isolation is not ideal. He dreams of a “big bright beautiful world” where he can connect with others.
Located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Museum has a mission to create exhibitions and programs that provide space for critical interpretation of contemporary and modern art and culture.
In 1996, a group of young actors tried their hand at writing, producing, and performing a play. Their marketing poster asked audience members to bring their own chairs and watch the show in a garage. A “sell-out” crowd packed the garage both nights.
Genevieve Macias, who has been leading the Long Beach Symphony Foundation, has been named executive director of Musica Angelica, the Baroque orchestra that makes its home in Long Beach.
Four female poets and writers have come together to create a day full of writing activities Feb. 8 for teens and adults alike at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.
The Primetime Players, a senior citizen theater troupe based in Long Beach, is prepared for another run of their newest production “No Business Like Show Business: A Musical of Musicals” at community centers across town this week.
Hotel and hospitality operators are suggesting, through the Convention & Visitors Bureau, to increase the city's bed tax to support Long Beach's major arts groups and deal with infrastructure needs at the Convention Center.
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.
Winners were announced last week in the popular Port of Long Beach PHOTO contest, and are now on display in the lobby of the new headquarters building lobby downtown.
For nearly three decades, Long Beach has celebrated October is Arts Month with special events and awards, and 2019 will continue that tradition.
Brandie Davison is a Cal State Long Beach senior with a passion for bringing artists together to showcase their work — and introduce them to the community.
A young Los Angeles playwright's play "A Wolf's Mother," first seen in Panndora Productions' 12th Annual New Works Festival, takes to the Garage Theatre stage on Oct. 4.
“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.