The framework of the services is in response to the community’s need for engaging, high quality art, and education programs.
Central to the mission of the ArtExchange is the professional development of our local artist community. Programs and classes are developed to help artists build their marketability, promote their work, continually develop their art and share their creativity with others.
For Children and Youth
Youth programs meet curricular guidelines and develop students’ creativity, sense of design, and artistic skills. The programs, offered at an affordable cost in collaboration with local school districts, youth programs and universities, explore a variety of arts and media to equip young people with skills that translate into academic achievement and career exploration.
For Lifelong Learners
Programs for adults are offered in a variety of formats, from multi-media workshops and classes to museum visits and lectures, to enrich learners of all ages. Guest speakers and studio tours are intended help people experience the arts first-hand.
Community Events and Programs
A varied calendar of arts programs will be conducted in the ArtExchange and throughout the community. The ArtExchange strives to feature a range of visual and performing arts to reflect the diversity of our community and realize the artistic interests of the Long Beach community.
The ArtExchange also features a studio for painting, drawing and two-dimensional work, as well as a studio for sculpting ceramics and three-dimensional creations. Artists of all levels may utilize these spaces through the purchase of an ArtExchange studio pass. The introductory rate for the Studio Pass is $5 per hour. The pass comes in increments of $25 and $50. To find out more about how to purchase an ARTX Studio Pass click here.
Do your need a place to work on your art or hold an event? The ArtExchange has over 1,000 square feet of flexible gallery space that is available for exhibitions and project proposals. The downtown Long Beach location is convenient and freeway-close. Some off street parking is available. Contact the ArtExchange to find out more.