On the agenda for tonight’s City Council Meeting [LINK]:
Re: To Re-Establish a Council for the Arts.
Legislative Memo: It is a desire of the City Council to re-establish a Council for the Arts here in the City in the hope to encourage artistic awareness and enhance the cultural environment of our City and its residents. To promote the arts, education about the arts, increase the
display of art in public spaces and promote collaboration amongst the various arts organizations.
2. Resolution Authorizing the CityObjective. The objective of the Council for the Arts is to encourage artistic awareness and to enhance the cultural environment of the City of Long Beach through the promotion of all media of the arts. To promote the arts, education about the arts, increase the display of art in public spaces and promote collaboration amongst the various arts organizations.
Apparently Long Beach once had a Art Council, but was disbanded in 1982. I think it’s a very interesting idea bring it back. ‘The Arts’ are pretty damn strong in Long Beach already, but there is always room for improvement. On the public side we need more. It definitely will make our city a lot more attractive for potential residents and visitors alike.
I don’t exactly know what the city has in mind with this Art Council, but still…
Displaying public art? YES PLEASE!
Increase the education of Art? YES PLEASE!
To enhance the cultural Environment of LB? YES PLEASE!
I have a great idea for a sculpture garden on the bay. Or what about just simple stuff like murals, statues and cool benches (see- Beach & Boardwalk Beautification Ideas):
Or a neptune statue (see – Mermaids, Neptune, “Save the Clock Tower” & the City Seal):
Holy crap, I don’t have a drop of artistic talent in my blood, but I have sooo many ideas running though my veins right now. I am a huge proponent of expanding public art and have expressed that via this blog since day one. I’m excited. Attention: All you mean and negative-nancy naysaying c.a.v.e.-people, please don’t comment here. I don’t want to hear it.