The mural site, located between Admiral Kidd Park and Cabrillo High School, will feature geometric shapes celebrating landmarks in Long Beach in vibrant, warm, and engaging colors.
This is Jorge Mujica’s first public art project; the City of Long Beach worked with the Museum of Latin American Art to commission the piece.
An arts initiative was approved by the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday to use the district’s one-time infrastructure funds of $50,000 to increase arts programming for the area.
Members of the Long Beach art community discussed ways to improve the presence of the city’s public art during a public meeting last Thursday, hosted by the Arts Council for Long Beach at Art Exchange.
Several questions have risen to the surface since local artist Dave Van Patten posted on Facebook earlier this week his, at first, angered response to the painting over of Pow! Wow! Worldwide founder Jasper Wong’s mural, Do Good Things, once visible on the exterior wall of the Art Exchange facing Long Beach Boulevard.
Following the Arts Council for Long Beach’s call for videographer and mural artists for the Cambodia Town Mural Project, the organization announced that two community meetings will be held to answer questions about the initiative.
The community is invited to attend a forum on public art on Sunday, October 11 at 3:00PM at Stearns Champions Park Community Center in light of October Arts Month in Long Beach.
WB Fontenot is a bit turned off by technology these days. The Los Angeles-based artist, chose to tackle the negative implications created by our use of technology in his latest mural, “The Communal Distraction from Evolution,” which is now permanently on display at Downtown Long Beach’s Federal Bar.
Abandoned parking lots without even the cracks of old pavement to coat their flat topsoil will turn vibrant with arts, entertainment and activities beginning Saturday Sept. 7 in a two month event called A Lot of Creativity in Long Beach.