Green Long Beach! Festival Brings Locals Out to Get “Down to Earth”
Hosted By 2nd Saturday Art Walk, East Village Farmers Market, Catalyst Community, DeAvy Art Gallery, T’s Space, East Village Arts District, Inc., and Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
LONG BEACH – Working together to inspire the Long Beach community to see “green”, local organizations come together to host the Green Long Beach! festival to show the local community the kind of resources we have right in our own neighborhoods. Local green groups are pooling together for collaboration, celebration and education on Saturday, May 9, 2009 for an all day festival in the East Village Arts District. Teams of local artists will design the creative landscape of streets, alleys and the East Village Art Park featuring a common theme of getting “Down to Earth.”
“This event is intended to unite the many aspects of the green community that we have in Long Beach,” said Elliot Gonzales, festival organizer. “We want to create awareness that we are one people on one planet. When we work together we can create positive change.”
The Green Long Beach! festival will feature a main stage with live entertainment along with a wide array of visual and performing artists, activities, music, booths and vendors, farmer’s market, and informational workshops. Organizers estimate attendance of approximately 3,000 people. Get “Down to Earth” by bringing your own reusable tote bag to the festival and your own t-shirt to have the festival logo printed right on. Pre-festival events are scheduled for early t-shirt printing and art displays. For more information and to volunteer, go to www.greenLB.org.