Members of more than 20 labor organizations directed traffic and filled trunks with boxes of food and other essentials, including canned goods and diapers.
Anyone can send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Art Clout, for delivery to an artist who will create art that fits within the envelope to be sent back.
Over the past five years, the summer festival has brought local and international artists together in Long Beach to create public works of art.
“We really just want to send a clear message to the policymakers that the situation is untenable and that we need a coordinated re-opening.”
“We actually have about $3.3 million going to the arts in FY21, as compared to $1.2 million last year.”
But the deadline to register is Friday (July 31) at noon.
“As always, maintaining the safety and security of our guests, actors and crew is of the utmost importance.”
Protests are planned throughout the day in Long Beach, including a demonstration at Harvey Milk Park at 5 p.m. Friday.
When Cristina Calixto found out Friday that Long Beach Unified School District would close all schools through April 20, she quickly scrambled, in-between tasks at work, to figure out where to place her son on such short notice, as well as what to do about her sister-in-law’s three children for whom she helps provide care.
The Arts Council for Long Beach just released this helpful list of resources.