The "A LOT" initiative will hold artistic events every weekend through October, officials said.
Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to participate in arts experiences on vacant lots throughout the city. A LOT initiative’s primary goal is to provide an opportunity for residents of Long Beach to enjoy and engage in the arts.
A LOT is a community-wide initiative presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with partners throughout the City of Long Beach, California.
A LOT broadens audience and artist engagement, linking arts and culture with local neighborhoods, using music, dance, theater and other art forms,
The events are free, as is the parking, officials said.
John Glaza, ACLB Executive Director said, "Our hope is that Long Beach will become just a bit smaller and more intimate, drawing residents together to celebrate the city’s rich culture.”
Some of the events scheduled for the A LOT program are: Spanish language theatre; an interactive drum circle; medieval music; a traditional Cambodian dance performance, a Zombie film festival, art installations and a Samba dance party.
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A LOT was made possible by a grant from the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts received by the Arts Council.
Long Beach was the only city in Southern California selected to receive an Our Town grant and only one of six to receive the largest grant of $150,000 over two years.
As a matching grant, the Arts Council must rely on the generosity of local individuals, businesses, organizations, government and private foundations to raise the additional $150,000 needed to fully implement A LOT.
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