Second Saturday Art Walk
2009-09-12 · By Editor
The Second Saturday Art Walk takes place each month in Long Beach’s East Village on Linden Avenue, 1st Street, Broadway and Elm. Art galleries, shops and restaurants extend their hours for visitors to wander, discover and enjoy the arts community late into the night.
This month the art walk, which includes outdoor music and gallery receptions, will take place November 14.
The greatest attraction of this event is it’s unique items and works of art in combination with paintings, sculpture, photography, crafts and hands-on workshops mixed with theatre and dance. The 2nd Saturday Art Walk offers kids, as well as adults, entertainment and an opportunity to create their own master-pieces. Gives a chance to be a critic as well as an artist.
The Art Walks hours are from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission is free. In addition to local art gallery exhibitions and artist receptions, art booths along Linden Street offer an unjuried selection art and crafts from local artists. Local art galleries are open from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Other Second Saturdays special attractions include the Drum Circle from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Sirena Serpentina Fire Dancers perform live from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Phantom Galleries LA Long Beach as seven galleries at 3rd and Elm 1 location at 3rd and Pine Ave that all participate in the Art Walk.
While at the Second Saturday Art Walk, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a Long Beach Masterpiece. For each purchase shoppers make at the 2nd Saturday Art Walk they will receive an entry coupon. Art lovers can also buy coupons for $1 each at the registration booth. Then, at 9:00 p.m. one coupon will be selected from the entries. The winning prize is an original Long Beach Masterpiece.
But, what is a Long Beach Masterpiece? Every Art Walk, the Second Saturdays organizers will collect art works from participating vendors. A panel of judges will choose the most creative piece — the Long Beach Masterpiece. All media are welcome and anyone can participate. The chosen artist will receive $75 and the artwork is raffled off to a lucky winner.
For more information about the Second Saturday Art Walk in the East Village visit www.artwalklb.com.
Additional dates of the 2nd Saturday Art Walks: December 12, February 13, March 12.