Tis the Season for Art and Community with Mixmas!

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MIXMAS_posterWith intentions of strengthening partnerships and a creative community this holiday season, dozens of Long Beach artists, musicians and organizations will join together for Mixmas: a collaborative celebration of community, art and culture.

On Saturday, December 11, 2010, artists will make merry in the spirit of art, giving, and the holiday season as LBCreative!, Lyon Art Supply and Vayden Roi Galleries present “Mixmas – a collaborative celebration of community, art and culture”. Happening concurrently with Lyons at Night and 2nd Saturday Art Walk, this public, family-friendly event takes place jointly at Lyons Art Supply, located at 441 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90802 and Vayden Roi Galleries, located at 425 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90802 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

With generosity in mind and a strong focus on giving, Mixmas will offer a food and clothing drive benefiting local charities. Guests can enjoy a 40% discount on supplies until 10 p.m. at Lyons Art Supply, plus a variety of entertainment including live art, handcrafts, workshops, food vendors and musical performances by:

• CAV3
• Dave Jacobs
• Healing Mystical Science Collective
• Lawrence Ervin
• Paper City
• Peter Sterling
• Psylite
• Rahfee Zahkee
• Tara Rose Davison
• The Potential Lunatics
• Zeroh

Mixmas organizers and collaborative partners include:

• Artists as Art
• Catalyst Community
• EPKVision
• Evolver
• GloWorks
• LB Art Werks
• LBCreative!
• Long Beach Cinematheque
• Long Beach Time Exchange
• MsT Musze
• SolShock
• Tinderbox
• T’s Space

Together, they hope to achieve three common goals:

1. Build and strengthen collaborative partnerships and Long Beach’s creative community.
2. Celebrate art and culture.
3. Share resources toward a joint event.

Art Martinez, event and store manager at Lyons Art Supply is excited to merge his efforts toward Mixmas and involve others in his “Lyon at Night” affair.

“Lyons Art Supply hosts the event “Lyons at Night” to bring together community groups, musicians, artists and artisans, as a showing to the community the strength of the Long Beach art scene,” said Martinez.

“I hope that Lyons at Night will continue to be a place for artists of all types to display their work and meet other like-minded people.”

With the help of organizers, collaborative partners, and guests Mixmas will prove to be a strong testament to what Long Beach artists do best – come together.

Lyon Art Supply offers limited lot parking, with additional parking on surrounding streets. Public transit and earth-friendly forms of transportation are encouraged. Over 1000 guests are expected to attend to the event.

About LBCreative!
LBCreative! is a collaboration of local artists and organizations working together to strengthen the arts and culture in our community. We identify the needs of our creative community, cultivate opportunities and implement solutions to meet those needs. Through strategic outreach, building relationships and development of project driven action teams we connect, empower and inspire the community at large. LBCreative! has hosted creative mixers monthly since summer 2009. For more information, please visit www.lbcreative.org.

About Lyons Art Supply
Lyons Art Supply has served the artistic community for over 20 years, offering custom art framing, art workshops, printing services, and more at competitive prices. Shop online using their online catalog or visit their Long Beach location. For more information, please visit www.lyonartsupply.com.

About Vayden Roi Galleries
Artists Evan Kelly and Liza Mitchell who curate a variety of art exhibits weekly head Vayden Roi Galleries. Their Gallery Activation Program transforms vacant commercial spaces into active galleries, engaging the community, providing opportunities for local artists and attracting visitors. Vayden Roi Galleries currently has several locations in Long Beach. Each gallery has its own identity, schedule of events and activities. For more information, please visit www.vaydenroi.com.


One Response to “Tis the Season for Art and Community with Mixmas!”
  1. The “identity” of Vayden Roi Galleries, located at 425 E. 4th St. Long Beach is called “Artists As Art.” See some of LB’s finest work at ArtistsAsArt.com