Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY Exhibit Opens Saturday

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Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach.

A gala reception Saturday, Oct. 4, will kick off a month-long art exhibition showcasing the Port of Long Beach in images captured by professional and amateur photographers.

The show, “Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY,” will be held at the Liberty Gallery and Event Space, 6-10 p.m., at 435 Alamitos Ave., in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month.

The evening reception and exhibit are free and are the culmination of a photographic arts program offered by the Port in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

“This show invites the public to enjoy spectacular views of the Port captured by 76 photographers from throughout Southern California,” said Doug Drummond, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. “It’s exciting to see the majesty of the Port through the eyes of these talented artists, including many from our own city.”

The sequence began with a workshop taught by Port photographers. Participants then took a twilight harbor tour to shoot landscapes, ships, terminals, wildlife and other sights of Long Beach’s scenic urban waterfront.

Winning photos selected by a jury of professional photographers and Arts Council members will be announced during the reception.

“Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY” marks the second consecutive year the Port has teamed with the Arts Council to promote cultural arts through photography. The exhibit runs Oct. 5-26. Located in the city’s East Village Arts District, the gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Long Beach Arts Month features art shows, world-class museum exhibits, live music and festivals, and other cultural events. Held annually in October, the city’s celebration coincides with National Arts and Humanities Month.

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