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From LONG BEACH WONDERLAND by Kenny McBride ArtExchange (ArtX) has announced Special Exhibitions and program highlights for “artXwalk” on December 13, 2014. A monthly celebration of visual art – each Second Saturday at 3rd and Elm in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District – artXwalk is a free event, open to the public, and full of festivities such as family art activities, live music, artisan vendors, food truck, and art.
After a frantic Black Friday, customers are encouraged to enjoy the artisans and entrepreneurs that call Downtown Long Beach home for Small Business Saturday. A joint venture of the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) and the East Village shops, the Downtown Long Beach Small Business Saturday celebration on November 29 will feature a Makers Mart, live music, shop discounts, a photo booth, free bike valet and more.
Tile has been integral to the decoration of exterior and internal spaces for over 4,000 years and achieved prominence in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Southern California was home to some of the most notable tile artists and manufacturers including Batchelder, CalCo, Catalina and Malibu.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is kicking off the 2014 Taste of Downtown series on March 12-13 from 6-10 p.m. in the East Village Arts District. The event will take place on 1st Street between Linden and Elm Avenues and feature sample sized portions of signature dishes from 17 Downtown restaurants along with live music performed by The Bordertown Saints.
Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday, February 8, 2014 as it reopens the East Village Walking tours. Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.
Bobby Bancalari In spring of 2013, Bobby Bancalari’s music partner/agent/pushy ex proposed he get a gig playing piano at Utopia, a restaurant in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District. She contacted the owner Kamran and asked, “Can Bobby play your piano on Thursdays?” and Kamran agreed, sight unseen, sound unheard.
Buskerfest returns to Long Beach for 5th year in August 2013. Buskerfest, the darling of the Downtown Long Beach Associates’ (DLBA) Summer and Music (SAM) Series, will take place Saturday, August 17 from 5-11pm at the corner of 1st Street and Linden Avenue in Downtown’s East Village.
Long Beach Life: Documentary photography by Drew Kelley. COMMON: Long Beach Arts Collective invites you to an exhibition opening displaying the work of Long Beach based photojournalist Drew Kelley on Saturday, March 9 from 6:00 p.m.
Ride Type: Commuter Long Beach Bikeway 17 is a commuter route that connects uptown to downtown, largely by traveling along Orange Avenue as it turns into Alamitos Avenue and then Shoreline Drive, eventually crossing over the Queens Way Bridge.
Little Games is a group exhibition featuring CSULB School of Art graduate students. The opening of Little Games, a group exhibition featuring California State University, Long Beach School of Art graduate students will take place on January 12, 2013 from 6 p.m.