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

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

Tiny Arch Gallery

We like to highlight businesses that make room in their space for art! Marida on 4th is one such place that has carved out a little space that they call the Tiny Arch Gallery, the name which becomes obvious when you see the picture below. What started out as aContinue Reading

LBCG 2nd Annual Exhibit

The Long Beach Creative Group/Rod Briggs Memorial Gallery is dedicated to providing local artists with an opportunity to display their work in one of few galleries in this city. Once a year we exhibit the artwork of our members. Our Second Annual LBCG Exhibit is opening on May 23, and running weekendsContinue Reading

LBCG Call for Small Works

The Long Beach Creative Group presents an open call for small works. The theme is open ended; we are interested in the current trends in Long Beach. Eligibility: artists who reside in Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and San Pedro. Artists who grew up in these communities but no longerContinue Reading

The LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery is proud to present, Under Construction: “The Port in Paintings and Photographs. The exhibition will run from April 3rd -May 1. Sat-Sun. 1-4 . Contact Person:  Marka Burns, Long Beach Creative Group. Phone and text: (562) 400-5166. longbeachcreativegroup@gmail.com Artists: Helen Werner Cox, Kathryn Babcock, Sarah Arnold,Continue Reading

The Long Beach Creative Group is pleased to present the Rod Briggs Retrospective Exhibit Saturday’s and Sunday’s January 9 to February 6th, 1-4PM.  If you would like to visit the gallery we are adhering to Covid 19 Guidelines call for a reservation. .. same day welcome. Please call  1-562-400-5166 to makeContinue Reading

This past week we were able to step out and see the Photovarious exhibit curated by Mick Victor at the LBCG/Rod Briggs Gallery. https://photovarious.dphoto.com/ A wonderful show that is quite stunning both visually and with respect to the artists’ processes. The artists include SheriAnn Ki Sun Burnham, Nicole Fournier, TerriContinue Reading