By Craig Lowe
The East Village, is roughly located between Long Beach Boulevard on the west, Alamitos Avenue on the east, Ocean Boulevard on the south and 7th Street on the north in with the center being on Linden between 1st street and Broadway.Long Beach East Village Map Link
There is an Art Walk on the second Saturday of every month starting at 117 Linden Ave, Long Beach from 4 to 10 pm. But if you want, you can print out this map by going to the link above then go at your leisure to see the wall murals, museums and art.
Sir Richard and I found 2 hour free parking on Atlantic Blvd just North Broadway (there’s plenty around during the week). If you prefer a paid lot, they run $4-$15.
Although we were wandering around on our own, you can start on Linden. The first picture above is on the west side of Linden just north of 117 Linden.
As you move down paths and alleys between building enjoy the paintings from the classic to the avant garde. Use the map to plan your journey; or, you can do like us and get pleasantly lost.
We turned this way and that with no plan, just enjoying the moment. Trekking down one side street we found a private urban garden. There were people there and they gave us permission to explore.
As we moved on through this eclectic venue I found the contrast between the urban village and the big city skyline interesting.
Enjoying an adventure close to home won’t break the bank. Long Beach has good public transportation that run often. If you haven’t thought about about getting a Senior Tap card, I would recommend it. If you are already down there, the transit office is on the corner of 1st street and Pine avenue about two city blocks away.
Another art form down here I find interesting is the architecture.
Happy Trekking! Craig Lowe