Carpenter Performing Arts Center


Sweet Honey and the Rock leads a free afternoon activity for CSULB students and local area residents.

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center, a major presenter of the best in performing arts experiences for CSULB and the Greater Long Beach area, is pleased to launch Arts for Life, a comprehensive education program to provide interactive, wide-ranging, hands-on arts activities for all ages.


Arts for Life offers programs in three areas: Classroom Connections for elementary schools, Campus Connections for CSULB students and faculty, and Community Connections for the Greater Long Beach community.


The goal of Arts for Life is to provide opportunities for everyone in the Carpenter Center area to enjoy access to arts experiences regardless of age, education or economic ability. Most activities will be free or have a low-cost admission. Several of them will take place at the Carpenter Center, others will be in other venues on the CSULB campus and in our community.


Arts for Life is meant to complement the performances by national and international performing artists presented on the Carpenter Center stage.


We warmly invite you to learn more about the arts and join an Arts for Life activity!


“It is our hope that we can all work together to expose, enrich and empower Americans of all ages through the arts.” First Lady Michelle Obama


Arts for Life is generously funded by:


Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe
Kenneth C. Wang Family Foundation
Arts Council for Long Beach
Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
Target Stores

California Arts Council

And generous individual donors.