Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Airport
Long Beach, CA – An exhibit showcasing talented local artists is on display now at Long Beach Airport (LGB), brightening the way for travelers through a collaboration with Able ARTS Work. The diverse exhibit, CORE 2021, contains 14 pieces in a variety of mediums by local artists. The collection is curated by Able ARTS Work, a local nonprofit that provides inclusive services for individuals with developmental disabilities, autism and all people through creative arts therapies and education.
“This exhibit is a great addition to our airport and an amazing way to showcase the incredible work of Long Beach artists — especially artists with disabilities,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The artwork was recently printed and installed on large construction barriers during the ongoing buildout of the new Baggage Claim area in the Airport's heavily trafficked outdoor concourse and will stay up for approximately five months.
“We're proud to provide this platform for artists to showcase their work to travelers coming to and from Long Beach,” said Airport Director Cynthia Guidry. “It’s a priority for us to highlight our local arts and culture scene while providing guests with a uniquely Long Beach experience.”
CORE 2021 is a collaborative body of work between local artists of all abilities and Able ARTS Work resident artists. The collection highlights the unique bonds formed through the artistic process.
"Able ARTS Work celebrates the process of artmaking and growing creatively as an arts community,” said Able ARTS Works Founder and CEO Helen Dolas. "We are grateful to partner with Long Beach Airport and for the opportunity to share CORE 2021 with those visiting Long Beach."
For more information and to view the digital gallery, visit LGB’s art webpage.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly rated school district, Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas and bike paths.
About Long Beach Airport
Founded in 1923, Long Beach Airport (LGB) is the oldest airport in California. Among its many awards, LGB was named a Top 10 airport in the 2020 USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Small Airport. LGB offers non-stop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with more than 300,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment, with the LGB Aviation Complex generating $8.6 billion in economic impact and supporting 46,000 jobs. LGB is a self-supporting enterprise of the City of Long Beach and does not receive local tax dollars. The Airport prides itself in preserving its esteemed historic legacy and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LGBAirport.