Located in Downtown Long Beach, East Village Arts District is one of the city’s prime historic neighborhoods, spanning 30 square blocks between Ocean Blvd and Seventh Street, and Long Beach Blvd and Alamitos Ave. As you take a stroll down East Village, you will instantly feel the art and passion of each story that covers the blocks of the Arts District. Although there is an eclectic amount of inspiration to be seen, here are a few staples that must be seen with your own eyes.
Second Saturday Art Walk
This Art Walk is a monthly event that takes place every second Saturday of the month. Shop around the unique vendor selections and catch an open mic session of local singers, poets, and performers. Most importantly, don’t miss out on all the entrees of local artist competing for a chance to have their work labeled a LONG BEACH MASTERPIECE.
Museum of Latin American Art
What makes this museum a standout is that it’s the only museum in the United States dedicated to the appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American Art. Within its walls are a collection of groundbreaking exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events.
Experience live theater and live art in a new and exciting essential form of expression for the new generation. The Alive Theatre’s mission of strengthening bonds amongst artist in the community is to act as a gateway, in which, audiences can explore a creative movement taking place right in front of their eyes.
Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
For the Artist at Creative Reuse, “Art is education.” With artwork created by used and recycled materials, their mission is to encourage, inspire, and promote fun ways to reuse items and materials “too good to throw away” for creative reuse projects.