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The Long Beach Creative Group presents “Points of View”, a group show opening on Sunday, February 13, and running through Saturday, March 12. The exhibition features work by Andrew Dickson, Yulia Gasio, Vladimir Goryachev, Samantha Minear Carroll, and Roxanne Sexauer. All are local artists who share a connection to CSULBContinue Reading

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Due to Omicron the deadline for Painting Long Beach has been extended. The new deadline is February 16.  The Long Beach Creative Group is asking artists to think about the greater Long Beach area and what is notable, significant, important. We want to create a portrait of Long Beach thatContinue Reading

LBCG-Ocean

The exhibit highlights the work of 40+ local artists and invites the community to different interpretation of their experiences with the ocean, whether imaginatively, nautically, scientifically (environmental, biological, ecological), or for entertainment. “The sea has shaped almost every aspect of life on the planet and is an important part ofContinue Reading

Social Hour 11/3/21

Join the Art Clout crew at Ambitious Ales on Nov. 3rd for a long overdue Art Clout Social Hour.It’s been a minute since we have all been able to get together, talk shop, commiserate over horror stories, and engage with fellow LB artists and friends. So come join us forContinue Reading

LBOST 2nd Weekend

Pics of some of the studios from the second weekend of the Long Beach Open Studio Tour, encompassing the Signal Hill/Bixby Knolls/California Heights/Uptown areas. Lots of exciting art to be seen. List of participating artists/studios: Scott BurchardSusan HartmanCarol KronBonnie McCarthy Billy MitchellBob RosenfieldJaime Sabatte Jamie SandbergRobin SmithPhilip Smith Forijen ArtMixedContinue Reading

LBOST 1st weekend

Here are some photos and videos from the first weekend of the LB Open Studio Tour, which covered the Zaferia/ Rose Park/ Eastside areas. Although we couldn’t make it to everyone’s studios, we thought it was a great start to the Tour! List of participating studios/galleries: Mike BiagiottiMarka BurnsMic BurnsCodyContinue Reading

Sorry to say, but the gallery space we had lined up for the Re-Union show has pulled out. But don’t fret as we are in the process of securing another gallery space. So while we sort out the details (dates, etc.) we are postponing the show, meaning yes, you canContinue Reading

Long Beach Open Studio Tour

Long Beach local artists will be opening up their studios to visitors during the first four weekends of October for the Long Beach Open Studio Tour (LBOST). The LBOST is a free, self-guided, at-your-own-pace event. There is no ticket to buy. All you need is the Digital Tour Maps thatContinue Reading

NOMAD

I’m so glad I got to check out NOMAD, as it was only around for one weekend. Presented by the Torrance Art Museum, it is described as “a pop-up event for artists, by artists, to reforge our connections to each other in real life and to make new friends. ItContinue Reading

A number of years ago I invited a group of Long Beach artists to take a table I had made, think of it as a blank canvas, and do something with it that would be a reflection of their art. The results became and the 18 x 18 table showContinue Reading

The Long Beach Creative Group (LBCG) is pleased to announce an open call for Ocean, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media. The LBCG/Rod Briggs Memorial Gallery is committed to providing artists in the community a place to exhibit artwork. Artists who reside in Long Beach, Signal Hill,Continue Reading

Coming Together

This current exhibit, presented by the Long Beach Creative Group and juried by Asia Morris and Brian Trimble, brings together 72 local Long Beach artists and 85 diverse works. The attendance at the gallery has been strong; they just had their third reception on July 25th (spaced over three SundaysContinue Reading

Chris Giaco

Chris Giaco opened this gem of a bookstore just a little over two years ago, after stints at the Borders Bookstore at the Los Altos shopping center and In Retrospect on 4th St. He was at loose ends after In Retrospect shut its doors, but recalled how much he enjoyedContinue Reading