Hearts Across Long Beach is a community wellness project for essential workers. Participating organizations are provided a mosaic art kit to create a moment of beauty, healing, and self expression with these mosaic hearts. The mosaic hearts are then displayed as part of a larger exhibit within the community.
Please take a moment to view the beautiful hearts created by participating organizations including: Global ParaTransit, Inc., The Silver Family in Support of Postal Workers, and Project Return Peer Support Network “Hacienda of Hope.”
We hope this activity provided a moment for our essential workers to breathe, reflect and create beauty. This is an ongoing project with more hearts to come from participating organizations. If you would like to learn more or donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friendship Corner Community Project is bursting with beauty, creativity, and connecting neighbors through the revitalization of a vacant space in need of attention and care. We want to thank the participation of Franklin Middle School and Mann Elementary students and families who recently received mosaic kits! The mosaic daisies the students create will be added to the Friendship Corner mural at the Dawson and 7th Street lot.
ArtWorksLBC Director and mosaic artist, Dawn Mendelson joined Mann Elementary School’s family zoom night on Wednesday, December 2nd to show students and their families about the art of mosaic and tell them about the Friendship Corner Community Project at the Dawson and 7th Street lot. The family zoom night included the story Maybe Something Beautiful – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabelle Campoy & Theresa Howell to show students how a splash of color can brighten the grayest of areas in a neighborhood.
Mann Elementary Principal Mrs. Fiala commented on the project: “What a wonderful experience to share with our families. Working together to create our mosaics brought pure joy and laughter during challenging times. To be part of such a beautiful art installation in our own neighborhood brings the hope of the community to build beauty from the ashes.”
If you have a completed mosaic kit or want to pick one up, please email email@example.com for more information.
The historic Rose Park neighborhood is located in the City of Long Beach, California