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Cultural Arts

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The health and safety of our community remains top priority. Due to COVID-19, the Manhattan Beach Art Center (MBAC) and Ceramics Studio are still closed but we encourage you to check out Healthy at Home for tips on how to stay active and recreate from the comfort of your own home. There are also ceramics lessons, weekly art lectures on Zoom, as well as a virtual tour of the current exhibition, Mare Vitalis (video).
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John Van Hamersveld Frieze on the Manhattan Beach Art Center

Manhattan Beach is a unique community, combining opportunities for the appreciation of its spectacular beaches, focus on wellness and the excellence of its arts and culture experiences, thus contributing to a vibrant community with the highest quality of life.

The Cultural Arts Division develops and presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility. It seeks to create connections among artists, cultural organizations, community groups, businesses, visitors and residents that sustain and promote a thriving, diverse, creative city. This mission is grounded in a belief that learning about the arts is integral to human development and continual personal growth.


See what is currently on display at the Manhattan Beach Art Center or what exhibition is coming soon.

Art Classes

Each session offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes/workshops for tots, youth, teens and adults.


The Live Oak Ceramics Studio offers a variety of classes to students of all ages and skill level.

Concerts - CANCELLED

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Concerts in the Park series has been cancelled.

Light Gate

Check out all the amazing public art pieces around the City.