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

inkotber 2020 - prompts

Inktober is always a fun annual challenge for artists; one commits to doing a drawing every day, which can be harder than it seems. Since this has always been an online thing, it was one of the few things this year that felt pretty normal. I’d done this before, butContinue Reading

Art Clout USPs Art Project

Now that our USPS Art Project has come to an end, we wanted to share a summary about it so all the participants can know how they were able to make a difference. FYI, this project was inspired by the original USPS Art Project, which is still going strong. AllContinue Reading

LaJon_Miller_MED_Holding 18x24 wood panel

LaJon Miller’s instantly recognizable paintings of strong Black women and girls with bright fluorescent pink hair are familiar to many in Long Beach. They’ve adorned canvases, utility boxes, walls, and most recently, plywood boards nailed over windows of businesses. A busy artist to begin with, LaJon found himself busier thanContinue Reading

Cody Lusby Mural - DiPiazzas

Cody was our #19 post way back on August 3rd, and he recently gave us an update that we wanted to share: Since the shutdown my focus has been on three ideas: Develop large scale dream projects, create artwork that is true to myself and change the world through localContinue Reading

Catheryn-Franklin_Bull-Market_IMG_8449_MED

It’s been rocky – scenes from the movie included. My easel went upside down, the way many of our lives have, and righting it has been a heft and a push. When word of the coronavirus spread, thoughts of social distancing, sheltering in place and staying put in a studioContinue Reading