Archives for May 17, 2023

Arts Council for Long Beach Selects Four Local Artists for Community Corners Project

The Arts Council for Long Beach (ArtsLB) is pleased to announce the selection of four talented artists for the Community Corners Project. The art installation will be at the intersection of 15th Street and Chestnut Avenue to improve street safety, revitalize public space, and engage the local community. The artists chosen for this project are Drea, Fuzz Garden, Rebekah Rose, and Sunflowerhues.

The Community Corners project is a collaborative effort between the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach. This project aims to enhance the visual appeal of the city’s public spaces by featuring art installations to beautify and improve the streets.

“We are here to uplift and beautify the Washington Community and encourage careful driving in the neighborhood, as well as make it a lot safer for children,” said Teri Erby, Washington community leader.

“Our goal through the Community Corners Project is to celebrate and promote artists with a deep connection to neighborhoods of Long Beach,” said Griselda Suárez, Executive Director of ArtsLB. “This project allows our community to reenvision their streets and engage in art daily.” 

To facilitate the project, a traffic advisory has been issued for pedestrians and vehicles from May 1-5, 2023. We encourage all residents and visitors to take extra care and caution when traveling in these areas during this time. As well as when seeking alternate routes to their destination.

The painting dates for the project have been set for May 2nd and 3rd. During these days, the selected artists will work on their respective installations at the designated street corners. The public is invited to witness these talented artists’ creative process as they bring their vision to life.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative, JAG Foundation, and the Southern California Association of Governments proudly funded this project. The Arts Council for Long Beach plans to celebrate the completion of the project with a public event in August 2023. More information regarding the event will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information on the Community Corners project or the Arts Council for Long Beach, please visit our website at

Credit: Arts Council for Long Beach.

Obe-Wan Kenobi, May 18th Pet of the Week

Obe-Wan Kenobi has one of the best curly tails ever, and he can’t wait to show it off to his forever family! He’s only 2 years old and is a medium-size white pit bull mix. Look at that smile! He’ll win your heart with it! Obe’s a spunky little guy and gets excited to see other pups. He has to get to know humans, though, and he’ll need someone who has the time and patience to win his trust. He’s happy to get hugs from his two-legged friends at the shelter, so there is a bright future for anyone who wants to be Obe’s forever buddy! You can speed the process to adopt or foster Obe or any of our other pets by emailing or You can also call (562) 570-4925. Even better, stop by during our walk-in hours every Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Our shelter is located at 7700 E. Spring St. Ask for ID#A692261 to meet Obe. We’re at capacity, and everyone needs homes