A Long Beach Love Story
MADE by Milworks presents
“A Long Beach Love Story; Tribute to Richard Shimizu”
Opening night is February 12th 5pm – 9pm
with cash bar, guest appearances, SoCal Caribbean Halal Gourmet Food Truck and more!
*Limited run of commemorative event posters will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to Beacon For Him – per Richards Request.
Please bring a printed photo or artwork of Richard to add to one of our display walls.
You’ve seen him at an art event, a community event, a music performance, a dance performance and at every restaraurant and store in Long Beach, “the man with the camera”.
Richard Shimizu, a Long Beach native, retired from a long career for the phone company in 2010. One day his cousin Donna asked him for information on the Arts District, then he realized “There’s an Arts District?”. That led to Richard meeting Lisa at Creative Reuse, Tres from Pacific Wind and Maggie from Hellada … each introduction lead to others.
One day he started documenting the businesses he supported, the people he met, Long Beach architecture and beauty with photos he posted to social media to what has grown to be a huge library of Long Beach culture.
These days you can’t go to many events in town without seeing Richard and his camera(s).
This show is a tribute to Richard for his continued support and promotion, we call it “A Long Beach Love Story”.
For 1 month only, come see a display of Richards photos spanning from 2012 to present. **Show runs February 12 – March 11
Show Curated by Heather Kern
Poster artwork by Deyo Glines
presented by MADE by Millworks