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175th Public Celebration

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Rancho Los Cerritos celebrates its 175th Anniversary in 2019!

In honor of its 175th Anniversary, Rancho Los Cerritos is hosting an art contest for local youth Grades K-12 to submit art in all media types under the theme "My Long Beach." Free to enter; all entries are due by Sunday, September 1, 2019.Celebrate the Rancho’s 175th anniversary with food, music, art, and more. The ceremony will include a Brewery Knolls beer garden featuring Liberation Brewing, food vendors, a 175th birthday cake-cutting ceremony led by special guest, Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin, music by Long Beach Poly High School Jazz Combo and Bernie Pearl Blues Band, a live painting of the adobe home by Copeland Holt, tours of the house, and an art contest.

Guests arriving in the 10 o’clock hour can help cheer participants as they arrive at the site upon completion of the 2nd Annual Ranchos Walk (event sponsored by the City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability).

My Long Beach Art Contest

The Rancho’s 175th art contest is currently accepting entries that fit the theme “My Long Beach” in 2D, 3D, photography and video mediums. Free to enter; open to all current K-12 students. To submit for consideration, please submit your entry as instructed below, or email a photo / e-file of your artwork to RLCartcontest175@gmail.com.  Winners will be announced at the celebration. The deadline for all entries is Sunday, September 1.  More Information

Guest Judges

Amanda Fruta, University Art Museum

Eric Almanza, visual artist

Griselda Suarez, Arts Council for Long Beach

Jorge Mujica, performing and visual artist

Solimar Salas, Museum of Latin American Art

Steve Fawley, visual artist

Prize winners will receive tickets to MOLAA and an RLC book bag!

Submit entry below:

Please Note: Due to the special event at the site during public hours today, only self-guided tours will be available.


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September 28, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807 United States
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(562) 206-2040