Photo by Asia Morris from Pow! Wow! Long Beach.

Enterprise content management leader Laserfiche is partnering with the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association to commission and showcase a series of murals at Laserfiche headquarters, the company announced today.

“Art has always been a vital part of Long Beach’s culture and, in particular, has helped to shine a spotlight on Bixby Knolls as a creative hub where residents and businesses thrive,” Blair Cohn, executive director at the BKBIA, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to partner with Laserfiche on this initiative to support local artists and activate this part of Long Beach Boulevard.”

Laserfiche develops software for information management and other automated business processes and has had its global headquarters located in Long Beach since 2001. Artists who apply will be asked to create work that coincides with the theme, “Humanity in the Age of Technology” and to highlight “the company’s culture of innovation and mission to empower people to change the world through technology.”

Artists can submit an application up until midnight June 18 through the link here. Those selected will be invited to create site-specific murals inside Laserfiche headquarters at 3545 Long Beach Boulevard, as well as on the outdoor parking structure, according to the release.

“Laserfiche develops innovative technology and solutions that thrive on creative thinking and a diversity of perspectives,” Vice President of Marketing at Laserfiche Tim Nichols said in a statement. “Art is a natural extension of that creativity. We look forward to hosting local artists’ work that will reflect our company culture and inspire employees and the community.”

The Laserfiche Arts Initiative is one of multiple creative projects that the BKBIA has planned in 2018. This open call for artists will result in showcasing six original murals painted by local artists in an effort to beautify the Laserfiche building and draw attention to the work of Long Beach creatives.

To learn more about the Laserfiche Arts Initiative, please visit the Laserfiche blog here.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].