Art that’s meant to move you
See museum-quality local art at the First Street Transit Gallery
Long Beach Transit does more than just support local art. We give artists a place to put their works on display. Since undergoing a renovation nearly a decade ago, the First Street Transit Gallery has become an iconic Long Beach landmark featuring colorful mosaic tiles, poems and quarterly installations of artwork from the community.
Visit the Gallery at the Transit Visitor & Information Center, located on 1st St. between Pine Ave. and Long Beach Blvd. in Downtown Long Beach.
CSULB Student Lens
See the world through the talented eyes of CSULB students. These pieces express a diversity of experiences through photography, offering unique perspectives on the relationships between people and space.
Visit the First Street Transit Gallery to take in these works and read the stories that inspired them in each artist’s own words.
Lose yourself in your city. Find inspiration everywhere.
February 2021 – October 2021
At LBT we’re not just advocates and supporters of the vibrant Long Beach arts scene – we’re a canvas for it as well. Take Transit to discover the work of incredible POW! WOW! muralists in every district of the city, including the mural bus featuring the unmistakably colorful work of local artist Steven Harrington.
Eye on Design Mosaics – Arts Council Partnership
October 2020 – January 2021
Long Beach’s artistic future is on display with these mosaics designed by local third graders as part of the Eye on Design program. Over the course of 15 weeks, students study public art and research their neighborhoods to create pieces that affect positive change.
Scroll through the gallery virtually or take a stroll and see the Gallery in person in downtown.
Long Beach Local Poems
Fall 2020; available year round
The story of Long Beach is told in prose in these inspiring poems. Explore decades of poetic musings and enjoy the interpretive design accompanying these pieces penned by local writers. The poems are also a feature you can enjoy in person at the First Street Transit Gallery.