Long Beach Gallery Expo
The cackle of the 3000-horsepower racing machines reverberates through the ears, the flames leap out of the engines in the dusk of the summer evening, the smell of nitro fuel permeates the air, and the mind recalls the legends of the famed Lions Drag Strip, as a dozen vintage Top Fuel dragsters simultaneously fire up their engines in the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Carson Street in Long Beach.
Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) is pleased to announce the recipients of Emergency Healthcare Services Grants at a presentation ceremony on June 16 at 3:30 pm at Gallery Expo in Bixby Knolls (4321 Atlantic Avenue). Six nonprofit healthcare providers along the Atlantic Avenue corridor are named as recipients of these general operating support grants, made possible by financial support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
This Friday, March 5, Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays begins at 6:00 p.m., but savvy guests will come early to “Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue.” Have dinner at one of the many restaurants along the corridor, then grab a seat on board the Big Red Bus for a free lift from venue to venue.
For two months, young artists at several local middle schools have had the unique opportunity to explore their creative side as part of the Youth Art Program run by Gallery Expo in Bixby Knolls.
Art deserves an audience. And so, the Gallery Expo will host a series of exhibitions culminating in a grand prize announcement at an awards ceremony in April.
If you’ve been on Facebook the last few days, you may have noticed the bright orange profile pictures that are popping up on the posts of many Long Beach members. The logo, distributed by Arts Council Executive Director Craig Watson and emblazoned with the tag “Art Works LB,” are a show of support leading up to next week’s City Council meeting.
Gallery Expo will unveil their newest art exhibit with a reception during the March First Fridays event in Bixby Knolls. The paintings of Richard William Blanchard will be showcased in the 1800-square-foot gallery space March 5–27.