Bixby Park’s Second Annual “Art in the Park” Saturday, June 22

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Long Beach art lovers and residents will gather at Bixby Park Bandshell to benefit historic Bixby Park’s Second Annual “Art in the Park” (formerly Art Under Umbrellas) exhibition and fundraiser on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The exhibition will feature artworks by local artists in a colorful and whimsical setting. Guests will enjoy poetry reading by local performance artists as well as live music performed by Second Wind. Picnic box lunches will be available at Olives Gourmet Grocer, Paradise Piano Bar & Restaurant, Café Ambrosia and Park Pantry for $10 per box. A portion of the proceeds from box lunches will be donated to the park.

“It is such a thrill to bring Art in the Park back again this year,” said organizer Nancy O’Neill. “Bixby Park has been an important part of our community and in bringing people together. This event is crucial to the revitalization of the park.”

Art work on display will be sold to the public. Artists will donate a portion of their proceeds to Friends of Bixby Park for the Parcel 1 Renovation Project.

Friends of Bixby Park has partnered with Olives Gourmet Grocer, Café Ambrosia, Paradise Piano Bar & Restaurant and Park Pantry to offer attendees picnic meals for $10 and under. Each restaurant will donate $2 from every picnic meal to Friends of Bixby Park’s Parcel 1 Renovation Project. To order a picnic meal, please call: Park Pantry the Original- 2104 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 562.434.0451; Café Ambrosia- 1923 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA, 562. 432.1098; Paradise Piano Bar & Restaurant- 1800 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 562. 590. 8773; Olives Gourmet Grocer- 3510 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 562.439.7758 or 5000 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 562.343.5580.

The Second Annual “Art in the Park” is June 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bixby Park located on the corner of 1st and Junipero Streets between Broadway Ave. and Ocean Ave in Long Beach. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

Bixby Park Preservation’s mission is to preserve the historic integrity of Bixby Park, while providing the necessary restorations and beautification to make the park a desirable place for residents and visitors. Bixby Park Preservation is partnered with Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation, a non-profit entity that provides support for local youth and neighborhoods. For more information please visit

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