First Fridays Long Beach will be host to the first ever Long Beach Innovation Week Kick Off. The official programming will be held inside of the EXPO Arts Center, however the arts and music will be filling the business corridor all evening long. First Fridays was originally started as way to build community relationships with local businesses through art. Small businesses on Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of culturally progressive and diverse Long Beach host local artists, with mediums ranging from paint to mixed use art, and musical acts. Music and art line the streets as thousands of people peruse the shops, dine at the restaurants, and enjoy the sounds and people First Fridays brings together.
The Innovation Week Kick Off Event will be housed in the EXPO Arts Center, in the North Room, and will include a presentation by the Long Beach I-Team, including an overview of how the creative sector of Long Beach is helping to drive the economic development of the city, and will end with a private mixer (art in the making) held in the "Allery." (#Allery)
For further information about First Fridays, please visit the website www.FirstFridaysLongBeach.com, www.Facebook.com/FirstFridaysLongBeach, or Twitter/Instagram @FirstFridaysLB
About Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
The purpose of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is to promote the interests of its professional, service and retail members, to enhance the common areas within the BIA area, to facilitate the exchange of business information and ideas, and to promote the highest business and ethical standards. Each business and non-profit in the District is assessed annually by the City of Long Beach and these funds are then returned to the BKBIA for activities focused on revitalization, promotion, street aesthetics, and security. The association is governed by an elected eleven member Board of Directors and association work is accomplished through voluntary committees working with an Executive Director and staff. To learn more, please visit: www.bixbyknollsinfo.com
There is free parking along Atlantic Avenue and the side streets as well as free parking in the Bixby Business Center parking structure at 4401 Atlantic Avenue.
Go Metro to this event during LA Innovation Week! For your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876)
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4321 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach , CA 90807
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