Long Beach, CA (July 10, 2024) – The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DTLB Alliance) is pleased to present the DTLB Art Walk, the fourth in the quarterly series, that will take place on Saturday, July 13, throughout Downtown Long Beach’s unique neighborhoods. All art, food and culture lovers are encouraged to attend this free and open to the public event. Attendees can expect to support local artists, visit and shop at participating Downtown businesses, enjoy the culinary experience of Summer of Ube and explore the following exhibitions and activations throughout the day.

“The art walks we have been helping to coordinate in Downtown over the past year have been the most collaborative events we get to work on,” said President and CEO Austin Metoyer. “This summer edition — featuring food, music, art, an Ube festival, exhibits, film screenings, competitions and more — should not be missed. Downtowns are special places that inspire collaboration, build culture and community — and I could not be prouder of the efforts of the many organizers across the district that have exemplified just that.”

DTLB Art Walk’s sponsors and partners for the July 13 event are Grey LB, Studio One Eleven, Summer of Ube, and Pedal Movement.

Featured exhibits and activations span from North Pine and the Promenade to the East Village Arts District:

  • Artist Village (2 – 7 PM) at Grey LB (237 Long Beach Blvd.) — the Artist Village will serve as the vibrant hub of the Art Walk, showcasing a diverse range of artworks from local artists!
  • Spacetime Collaborative Presents CONTINUUM (5 – 9 PM) at the former Acres of Books Building (240 Long Beach Blvd.) — An immersive experience of interactive exhibits, featuring photography, projection mapping, robotics, fashion, and AR. The exhibition kicks off with a transformative gong bath by Oracle Gong from 5 to 6 PM, followed by art, music, and exploration.
  • Summer of UBE (1 – 8 PM) on 1st St. between Linden Ave. and Elm Ave. — Summer of Ube is an exciting celebration of the vibrant flavors and culture surrounding Ube! Taking place in the East Village Arts District, this festival will feature an array of ube-inspired dishes, desserts, and beverages from local vendors.
  • Chris Eckert: Overload (5 – 9 PM) at LBMA Downtown (356 E 3rd St.) — The Long Beach Museum of Art is excited to present “Chris Eckert: Overload,” an exhibition running from July 13 to Oct. 6, 2024. Artist Chris Eckert’s large-scale installations, both inside and outside the museum, use machinery to explore themes of surveillance, control, privacy, and misinformation.
  • The Genius of Place: The Life and Work of Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s Premier Architect (4 – 6 PM) at Studio One Eleven (245 E 3rd St.) — Join Studio One Eleven in collaboration with the LA Design Festival’s Docos on Design Series at the DTLB Art Walk for an exclusive screening of the 2023 film celebrating the legendary Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa.
  • ManiFEST Neighborhood Block Party (4 – 7 PM) at Molina Healthcare Building Parking Lot (604 Pine Ave.) — A FREE neighborhood ‘Block Party’ organized by the North Pine Neighborhood Alliance, that centers around mental health and wellness in the North Pine neighborhood area, specifically areas of North Pine neighborhood between 6th Street and Anaheim from Pacific to Long Beach Blvd. There will be: DJs and Long Beach performers, meditation practitioners, a children’s interactive art project, a raffle, and more!
  • While West (2 – 11 PM) at Altar Society Brewing Co. (230 Pine Ave.) — The upcoming art show While West, co-organized by Hunnibuzz, celebrates the city’s diversity with over 45 artists and five musical acts. Held at Altar Society, Long Beach’s oldest building, the event will feature a pop-up gallery showcasing both contemporary and traditional art forms that reflect the vibrant culture of our community. While West serves as a tribute to the abundant talent among us, affirming Long Beach’s rightful place on the artistic map.

Altogether, there will be over 25 activations throughout the day during DTLB Art Walk, spanning all genres of art, music and community. Visit the Downtown Long Beach website here for a map and a full list of activities listed by neighborhood presented in coordination with Art Walk.

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About: The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DTLB Alliance) is a nonprofit, community-based organization whose mission is to cultivate, preserve and promote a healthy, safe, and prosperous Downtown. The DTLB Alliance is recognized as the voice of Downtown Long Beach by the City of Long Beach and the State of California. By balancing the interests of the residents, as well as businesses, the organization creates tangible progress by way of vested interest and solidified partnerships across local, municipal, and commercial lines. For additional information, visit www.downtownlongbeach.org and follow on Facebook @downtownlongbeach, on “X” (formerly Twitter) @dtlballiance and Instagram @dtlballiance.