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Arts Council for Long Beach


Join events and programs in outdoor spaces as well as online around such themes as mental health and spirituality, creative practice, healing our ocean as an act of healing ourselves, permaculture and food security, and issues pertaining to BIPOC businesses in Long Beach.

Painting by Ali Smith


All Month – “Sanctuary of the Aftermath” Exhibition (online event)

All Month – “Ala Mai: Awakening of Mental Health Awareness” Outdoor Exhibition 

5/4/21 – Healing Elements And Lifeways (HEAL) Medicine Wheel Workshop

5/8/21 – Slanguage Virtual Workshop: Meditation and Drawing Our Stories (online event)

5/9/21 – Art for All: The Queers Who Got Us Here (online event)

5/11/21 – Healing Elements And Lifeways (HEAL) Medicine Wheel Workshop

5/14/21 – We’re Still Here: A Virtual Opening Tour (online event)

5/14/21 – Healers in Residence: Oh Good Grief x Luis Zavala Tapia (online event)

5/15/21 – Reconciliation Vessels, An Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden Activity 

5/15/21 – Reconciliation Vessels, An Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden Activity 

5/18/21 – Healing Elements And Lifeways (HEAL) Medicine Wheel Workshop

5/20/21 – Farm Mural Making at the Farmers Market

5/22/21 – Art for All: Queer Nesting Dolls (online event)

5/22/21 – Reconciliation Vessels, An Adaptation of the Apologetic Garden Activity 

5/25/21 – Healing Elements And Lifeways (HEAL) Medicine Wheel Workshop

5/26/21 – Healing Centered Art: Many Paths to Wellness (online event)

5/28/21 – Heart Expansion

5/29/21 – Bird UP! Art and Spiritual Healing in Cambodia Town

5/29/21 – Everybody Eats! Westside Food Tour 

WE RISE 2021 will not have any live in-person events. When visiting WE RISE installations and projects, please adhere to all CDC guidelines and safety protocols and take every safety precaution, including social distancing and wearing masks. Please note, WE RISE partners may have limited attendance events and will manage these in accordance with their individual protocols. All installations and activities are meant to be viewed from a distance individually or in small groups, in order to remain COVID-safe while still fostering community connection and collective healing.

Participating Organizations and Artists

LB Fresh, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Compound LB, Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, The Maye Center, Bebot Community Kitchen, Homefront Rising and Healing

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WE RISE is the annual Mental Health Awareness Month initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Health’s ongoing WHY WE RISE campaign, funded by sponsorships and Prop 63.

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WE RISE honors the profound contribution of Tongva Elder and WE RISE artist Julia Bogany who passed away March 28, 2021 in Los Angeles. We uplift her voice as an incredible leader who used arts and culture to educate, elevate and build community.

“We, the Indigenous People, the Traditional Caretakers of this landscape are the direct descendants of the First People who formed our lands, our worlds during creation time. We have always been here. Our Ancestors prepared and became the landscapes and worlds for the coming of humans with order, knowledge and gifts embedded in the landscape. Our Ancestors imbued us, who now live here, with the responsibility and obligations of our original instructions as told to us in our creation stories. We are guided by protocol and etiquette to be part of, take care of, and ensure the welfare of the NATURE, the extended family and community defined in its most inclusive expression. We pass those teachings and responsibilities onto our children, grandchildren and many generations to come.”

- Julia Bogany. October, 2020.

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