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ArtWorksLBC Director, Dawn Mendelson

Perhaps you attended one of our previous events in Rose Park Neighborhood. Well, did you know that the art component of each event is ArtWorksLBC; a community benefit project of Rose Park Neighborhood Association? The mission of ArtWorksLBC is to create opportunities for neighbors to connect, build community and foster healthy neighborhoods through art wellness and collaborative activity.


Mosaic artist, community builder and Long Beach resident, Dawn Mendelson leads the art workshops. Previous workshops included mosaic art projects, zine workshops, and mini-skate ramp builds with community organizations such as Power4Youth, Safe Refuge, Mental Health America, and Action Sports Kids Foundation.

We invite you to learn more about ArtWorksLBC HERE, explore previous projects and get involved virtually with current and upcoming art projects.

Fabricate! An afternoon of design, construction and conversation

One of the outcomes of our annual BIG heART Show and Fundraiser was the two hour workshop at local Power4Youth mentoring center. On hand was Frau Fiber, a widely recognized fiber arts expert and founder of the Sewing Rebellion. Teens and their mentors got to work side by side with Frau making vintage bicycle caps and wallets. There is a lot to making things. Our participants got to discuss where they spend money on items, who makes those items in contrast with what it took for them to complete a single item. It was really well received. Thanks to Power4Youth: Val, Samana and Jessica and of course, Frau Fiber who holds sewing rebellion actions weekly in downtown LB. Check out her website. And to Scotty Benner, RP resident, nurse and artist who mentored participants on the machines, design and construction.