Vitality and Verve


I’ve been dying to see the latest installation at the LBMA, and we finally made it! Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape was everything I hoped it would be. Yeah, I know that sounds cheesy, but it really was a fantastic collection.

Have you noticed the murals on some of the buildings downtown? Pow! Wow! is a world-renown outdoor art exhibit, and Long Beach was privileged enough to be included in their show this year. I love driving through the city and being surprised by a sudden splash of color and whimsy on the side of a building.

Vitality and Verve is an exhibition in collaboration with Pow! Wow! and Thinkspace Gallery. It focuses on urban contemporary art. The artists pained directly on the museum walls. Large-scale murals. Some quirky. Some more sober. Each one alluring and compelling.

The exhibit runs through October 25, so you still have plenty of time to get there, but I recommend you go sooner rather than later…


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