About CALB

CALB Brochure

The Cultural Alliance of Long Beach is located at:

The Bungalow Art Center

727 Pine Avenue.

Office hours:

Tuesday – Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm or by appointment.

Email:

CALBArts@gmail.com

Mission

To support working artists of all ages in all artistic disciplines and connect them with the public in Long Beach, California through innovative collaborations, dialogues, promotions, and education in a cutting-edge art environment.

Vision

To create a community Art Center where everyone interested in the arts can go for comprehensive information on the arts in Long Beach; that offers reasonably priced art education classes for artists of all ages; applies for joint grants and funding for the arts community; connects artists and collectors; provides young people with training and employment skills in the arts and creative industries; and provides access to affordable art and arts education for everyone.

Governance

Cultural Alliance of Long Beach is managed by an eleven person Board of Directors of which half are artists representing a variety of art fields. The Board is diverse reflecting the community. Board meets once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at the Bungalow Art Center. They oversee implementation of the programs proposed by community artists, provide financial and operating oversight and ensure the sustainability of CALB.

History

In February of 2012, Michael C. Wylie, community philanthropist, Logan Crow of LB Cinematheque and Karen Reside of Reside & Associates announced the formation of the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach.

After year-long monthly discussions with a group of Long Beach artists, a plan was developed to create a central place in Long Beach dedicated to the arts, where artists, visitors or the community can go and get information on the arts – events, shows, professional development, after-school programming, or connect with professional artists . Artists felt an organization built on their needs was important to the community as Arts are a large segment of the economy of Long Beach.

As a result of these conversations, and the generosity of Michael C. Wylie and FAMCO, Inc., discussions began on establishing an art center. Facilities currently include the MADhaus (Music, Art, and Digital – 5,000 square feet) at 624 Pacific Avenue and the Bungalow Art Center (15,000 square feet) at 727 Pine Avenue.

Goals of CALB are to:

  • Create a community around the Arts
  • Advocate for the Arts to be included in all levels of the community
  • Lead the community in creating a vibrant city with the Arts as a major economic driver
  • Bring Arts to everyone so the entire community so there is equity and access to the arts for all

CALB opened gallery space in October, 2012 featuring exhibits curated by Jeff Rau, Kay Erickson, Morgan Owens-Celli and Cynthia MacMillan. The artists submit show proposals that are reviewed by outside curators and selected shows are hung or performed for a month. CALB books art in several spaces within the community and provides art to local businesses.

Partnerships

CALB works collaboratively with a variety of community partners including:

Long Beach Arts Council Arts for LA

Housing Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau

Public Theatre of Long Beach Long Beach Cinematheque

Long Beach Police Department Beach High School

Jordan Plus Academy Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre

More than 100+ community artists

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws

Case for Support

Staff ( All volunteers)

Michael C. Wylie, President

Denis McCourt, Vice President

Logan Crow, Treasurer

Karen Reside, Secretary

Board

Cultural Alliance of Long Beach is managed by an eleven person Board of Directors of which half are artists representing a variety of art fields. The Board is diverse reflecting the community. Board meets once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at the Bungalow Art Center. They oversee implementation of the programs …

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Meeting Minutes

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Financials

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Mission Statement and Vision

Mission Statement To support working artists of all ages in all artistic disciplines and connect them with the public in Long Beach, California through innovative collaborations, dialogues, promotions, and education in a cutting-edge art environment. Vision To create a community Art Center where everyone interested in the arts can go for comprehensive information on the …

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Partners

Cultural Alliance Long Beach works with other organizations in the community to promote the Arts.  A partial list of partners include: Aids Foundation Long Beach                                                  Housing Long Beach Arts Council for Long Beach                                                    Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Beach High School                                                                  Long Beach City College Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association                   Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership Bixby Park Art …

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