Celebrating Long Beach Arts Month: Kat Clave


October marks Long Beach Arts Month and the Long Beach Post has partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach to celebrate the image makers, the painters, the dancers, the designers, the musicians, and the countless other artists who make our city vibrant and cultured. Our homepage will feature an artist’s own unique interpretation of Long Beach daily so make sure to check back every weekday to discover or rediscover a local talent.

Kat Clave was born’n’raised in Long Beach and currently attends the Art Institute of Orange County studying graphic design.

Having had shows already throughout Long Beach and Los Angeles, Clave’s interest in art has expanded into experience—a thing that someone of her youth can claim.

“Creating art has been an interest of mine that always seems to prevail everything else,” Clave said. “With this piece I chose to represent Long Beach with the unique Queen Mary landmark, and recreated lettering to bring us back to the historic steamship era.”

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.