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Re-Imagining Long Beach


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From the Arts to Education, Re-Imagining Long Beach seeks to challenge us to vision outside the box.

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October is national arts and humanities month. In this city, we call it GLOBAL: Long Beach Arts Month. On September 27, 8-9 PM, we preview an event-filled month of arts and culture with Craig Watson, Executive Director of the Arts... more

For nearly a year, a group of Long Beach community, media and business leaders have been meeting to discuss the potential role of Digital Media Arts in the economic and community development future of the city. We'll discuss the... more

This is the last in our series on Why the Arts Matters with interviews with artists and community members.

The Creativity Network presents highlights from the two past episodes of Re-Imagining Long Beach. We hear from Arts Leaders and Elected officials about the Economic and Community Development impacts of the Arts and what they... more

How important are the Arts to the Economic, Community Development, vitality and strength of a city? In the second part of a two-part special, The Creativity Network is speaking with Arts and Political Leaders to find those answers? Scheduled... more

The Arts Council for Long Beach faces an 11% cut in funding for Fiscal Year 2011. This on top of other cuts over the past several years totaling more than 40%. While we are all sensitive to the city's fiscal realities, we wanted to... more

Bob Cabeza is VP of Community Development for the Downtown Y in Long Beach. For the past ten years, he has been overseeing a historic training program teaching young people Digital Media Arts. In the process, he and his staff have... more

Gazette Newspapers' Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Harry Saltazgaver has written a biography of former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neil. It took as long to convince the former Mayor to let him write the book as it took to... more

Yours truly has been named to a Blue Ribbon Mayor's Commission on Funding for the Arts in Long Beach. Re-Imagining Long Beach sat down with Mayor Bob Foster to get his take on the Commission's mission. Also, some advice to the... more

Long Beach Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal talks about the new cultural master plan and its importance to the city's long range 2030 plan. Brian Ulaszewski, Project Design Director at Studio One Eleven in Long Beach, will talk urban... more