Getty Center Celebrates 25 Anniversary with Long Beach Art Festival


The Getty 25 Celebrates Long Beach event will take place this weekend in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Getty Center. 

The Getty Center is holding ten festivals throughout Southern California and Long Beach’s event will be the third in the series.

“We hope attendees will take delight in a carefully curated lineup of activities including live music and dance performances, hands-on art workshops, food trucks, photo booths, an immersive digital experience of the Getty’s collections, and much more,” said  Lisa Lapin, Vice President for Communications at the Getty Museum.

Long Beach will have music performances from artists such as Dengue Fever and Seafood Sam. There will also be a procession by the Jordan High School Marching band.

Guests can experience artmaking workshops from the Museum of Latin American Art and Centro CHA, installations from the Long Beach Art Museum and Rancho Los Cerritos, and live art demonstrations put on by Inspired LBC.

 “The festival will showcase the vibrance and diversity that Long Beach has to offer. It’s a fiesta, a backyard barbecue, and the coolest arts school all happening at Houghton Park for everyone to enjoy,” said Griselda Suarez, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach and Advisory Member of the Getty 25 Celebrates Long Beach. 

The festival will feature an Artist’s Alley with exhibitions and live art demonstrations by Long Beach artists and institutions. 

Rancho Los Cerritos will have a demonstration that showcases alternative views of ‘home’ that challenge society’s typical view with artwork from various Long Beach artists. The Long Beach Museum of Art will present an installation by Daniela Soberman that will symbolize the diverse people and cultures of the city. Artist and poet Shelley Bruce will host a workshop as part of the Art Council of Long Beach’s ‘Ongoing Conversations series.

“The purpose is to celebrate the unique talent that Long Beach has to offer and bring the community together for perhaps the first time since the pandemic,” said Sinead Finnerty-Pyne, Marketing Director of Studio One Eleven. We are proud to say that Long Beach festival is the largest of the ten festivals and expect it to be an epic experience for our city and the beginning of more Getty-related collaborations in the future.”


The festival is produced by Community Art Resouces with Long Beach Creative Coalition members Studio One Eleven, Intertrend, and Creative Class Collective.

The Getty celebration will be at Houghton Park, located at 6301 Myrtle Avenue. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Visit their website here for more information.

The Getty Center is dedicated to sharing and preserving artwork of different cultures. The museum is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles. For more about the Getty, go to their website here. 

By Casey N. Wilson