Local artists are throwing open their doors to the public, allowing a rare and intimate look at their creative spaces on weekends through the month of October.
“What I’m really trying to do is bridge the gap between the physical and the digital,” said Van Patten, who’s known for his real-world art, like murals and zines.
The series will run through the month of May and features mostly free educational, artistic, and musical events and activities including painting, beading, dance, sound baths and concerts.
High school students from Wilson and Poly were recognized for their outstanding submissions to the 2021 Young Artists and Scholars Showcase, hosted by the Sister Cities of Long Beach.
Organizers also announced featured artists for its concurrent mixed-media and sculpture festival, Art Renzei. The week-long event begins Sept. 28.
The 15,000-square-foot space in Zaferia District, which is a hybrid art gallery, holistic healing center, retail space and soon-to-be restaurant, can now finally welcome people through its doors.
Julie Perlin Lee is taking a similar position with the Laguna Art Museum
Four artists were given exceptional access to chronicle every aspect of the bridge’s construction.
The exhibit, “We Got This: Art in the Time of the Pandemic”, is comprised of 20 pieces that were collected from local women artists and shows messages of hope and solidarity that were ubiquitous in 2020. The exhibit is also available to view on the city’s website.
“Art definitely helped me a lot. Not just with [loss] but with many things in my personal life. Art has always been there for me.”