Long Beach Public Library Foundation

You’re Invited: Long Beach Public Library Celebrates 10 Years of Creativity and Innovation at The Studio Makerspace

Opening Reception & “A 10-Year Retrospective of Art and Maker Innovation” Exhibition

Saturday, April 13, 2024
12 PM – 4 PM

The Long Beach Public Library is thrilled to announce the anniversary celebration of The Studio Makerspace with a new exhibition, A 10-Year Retrospective of Art and Maker Innovation at the Billie Jean King Main Library. Launched in April of 2014, The Studio has become a vibrant hub of creativity and innovation, serving as a dynamic resource for artists and makers of all ages in the Long Beach community.

Located inside the esteemed Billie Jean King Main and the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries, The Studio provides free programs and classes for creators of all ages. From 3D printing and CAD design to traditional arts and music production, The Studio offers a community workspace where people can meet, socialize, innovate, and collaborate using a variety of state-of-the-art technology and resources.

To commemorate 10 years of service to the local arts community, community members are invited to attend an opening reception and art exhibition, followed by an open house. The new exhibit will take attendees on a journey through the evolution of art created at The Studio over the past decade, offering a firsthand experience of its transformative impact.

In addition to the grand opening, The Studio will feature special guest makers leading workshops to celebrate the anniversary.

On Saturday, March 30, Fem Synth Lab will present an interactive synthesizer experimentation session where patrons will learn what synthesizers are, how they can make sounds, and how to use those sounds in their music-making.

On Saturday, April 6, watercolor artist and educator Carly Lake will offer insights into the captivating world of watercolor painting.

The Studio will continue to host workshops throughout April highlighting its most popular services. These workshops allow participants to engage with various artistic mediums and expand their creative horizons.

For additional information and to stay updated on workshop schedules and events, visit the Studio Calendar or call (562) 570-7500.

Click here for the official press release.