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east village art deco building
This revitalized Art Deco building looks as if it could be located in Miami.  Built in the same era as Miami's South Beach, it still serves as apartment and, downstairs, a laundry for Long Beach residents.   Along Ocean Blvd. there are many other Art Deco apartment buildings. 

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Long Beach's East Village Arts neighborhood is a great place to take a walking tour to see the public art and 1920s architecture.  This area is experiencing a gentrification which means that there is a mix of buildings and businesses -- some old, some newly restored.  

Coffee houses  for the young, hip residents sit side by side with barbershops for their longtime East Village neighbors.  But the public art makes it more than just another gentrifying neighborhood.

Starting at Ocean and Elm, walk north and east to find murals, sculpture and painted kiosks at every turn.   Along Elm there are a few art galleries featuring local painters and artisans. 

The District ends at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) at 7th and Alamitos, which contains a superb collection of world-class paintings and sculpture from North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. 

And here is some of the art you will see as you walk around the area:

 



ceramic car sculpture long beach
Car culture?  What would California be without it!  This ceramic sculpture can be seen at the corner of Elm and 1st in Long Beach.

east village tile wall mural

This narrow tile mural is one of a series of individual cityscapes that wrap around a building at 1st and Elm in Long Beach, California.

two murals by molaa Two walls have been painted with two murals, by individual artists.  You will find them across from the Latin American Museum of Art on Alamitos near 7th in Long Beach.
metal sculpture east village

You can find this metal sculpture across the street from the Museum of Latin American Art near 7th and Alamitos.

renaissance lady mural long beach Inspired by Renaissance paintings, the woman in the mural looks down upon a 21st century parking lot behind the Z Gallerie on Pine Avenue.

kiosk art east village long beach Throughout the East Village Arts District are corner kiosks with art on each of the four sides.

 
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Paddleboarding near Belmont Shore Willmore lofts lobby Long Beach Marina Pacifica condos
Paddleboarders on the Naples Canal next to Belmont Shore. The elegant lobby of Willmore Lofts, one of many loft conversions near downtown. Tie your boat up right outside the door at the Marina Pacifica condos.

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