Arts Council

The Long Beach Council for the Arts, also known as LBNY-Arts, was revitalized by the City Council in 2014. To fulfill its mission of enhancing the cultural environment and encouraging artistic awareness, LBNY-Arts was tasked with both assisting the development of new art programs, cultural activities, and initiatives, as well as promoting art as it exists in the community.

Indeed, the vision of our current Council for the Arts is to make Art Work for Long Beach to literally make artwork through continued and new art programs and initiatives, such as our long-standing Community Arts Program and prospective mural projects; and to make art work for us by fostering an awareness and appreciation for the Arts, our artists, and existing art organizations, so that the Arts can thrive in Long Beach.

LBNY-Arts is comprised of nine volunteer board members from various backgrounds who are Long Beach residents, in addition to two liaisons from the City and a part-time Director of Development. In addition to monthly board meetings, board members dedicate time and resources throughout the month to further specific goals. The generous involvement of community volunteers and sponsors continues to make these goals attainable, and LBNY-Arts sincerely appreciates the continued support.

The Arts Council Board meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month on the 2nd floor program room at the Long Beach Public Library at 7pm. 

If you are interested in volunteering for the board, please click here.

You can also visit the Arts Council Website



Ed Kennedy 

George Trepp 

Katie Mitchell 

Abbie Golding 

Susan Tian-Clancy

David Feldman

Phyllis Katzen

Theresa Zezula

Michael Janin 


Patti Bourne, City Liaison