Long Beach Open Studio Tour logo with a map of Long Beach behind it.

I made the effort to experience all four weekends of the Long Beach Open Studio Tour (LBOST) this year, an endeavor that was richly rewarded. This is the first year that the LBOST happened over four weekends, each weekend focusing on a certain area/neighborhood of Long Beach, and from mostContinue Reading

I’m the first to admit that I’ve been woefully disengaged from our local art scene, and that was one of the reasons why I’d decided to join forces with Dave Clark and Dave Conrey to form Art Clout. I needed to be better informed about what was out there, andContinue Reading

state of the art 2019 banner

On Friday, October 12th, the Arts Council of Long Beach will present their annual State of the Art event, where they discuss how the arts are moving or changing in our city. Full disclosure: I have never attended one of these events, and I am unfortunately unable to attend thisContinue Reading

A group of Long Beach (and former Long Beach) artists are in this show at The Loft Art Studios Gallery in San Pedro, running through October 26th. I’d missed the opening, but was determined to catch it before it came down and I’m so glad that I did. The artistsContinue Reading

A little background information for those who are not familiar with the Long Beach Open Studio Tour (LBOST). “In 2009, the Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach visited Lisa Wibroe’s studio during the Mid-City Studio Tour. As Craig Watson was developing October is Arts Month for theContinue Reading

mural by bodeck hernandez for pow wow long beach 2019

Hello and welcome to what is the first post of many for Art Clout. We are a small contingent of visuals artists from Long Beach, California who have been yearning for more support from the community. Unfortunately, our community is a fractured lot, and after a small bit of imbibing,Continue Reading