Don Schmidt

Don is a Long Beach, CA visual artist who works in a number of media and can be found on Instagram @BTSD.LB.Don and through this organization. His personal challenge to himself is to every day put pencil to paper and he posts his daily drawings. He has done this since January 1st, 2019.

Don has contributed greatly to the Makersville community, donating his time and art to support various projects. His work is published in Makersville’s Long Beach Pike in the 1930s and 1940s publication. He supports our events, doing drawings for donations.

He has participated as a presenting Makersville artist in the Long Beach Comic Con and recently supported Emmy award winning artist Rafael Navarro in his presentation at the Tokyo Comic Con.

Le Clair Pearson in foreground, sharing The Pike Stories with a visitor at Long Beach City College on October 7th, 2023. Don Schmidt in background sharing his artwork, and doing drawings for donations.

Don’s drawing of the iconic Villa Rivera in Long Beach.