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

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