1. Nightcap

    7 Fun Places for a Night Cap

    You’ve enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends but you’re not ready to let the evening end. When you’re looking for a beautiful atmosphere to imbibe in something shaken and not stirred, we’ve got some new choices for you. Read on...
  2. couple dining

    Best Romantic Dining Spots

    Are you ready for a special night out with your boo and need a romantic dinner location? We’ve got you covered. Longview has several dining options that will make sparks fly. Read on...
  3. Couples massage

    Relaxing Retreats for You and Your Significant Other

    Life can be difficult, and when the going gets tough, the tough go get a massage. Longview has several options for the relaxation and pampering that you need. Here’s a few of our favorites. Read on...
  4. Boy playing at splash pad

    Free Things to Do in Longview

    It’s easy to find free things to do in Longview. From outdoor concerts to indoor museums, it's fun to experience all that we have to offer. Read on...
  5. Coffee drinker

    7 Fun Things to do Downtown

    This Summer, pull yourself away from Netflix and try doing something out of the ordinary. Read on...
  6. Letourneau University sign

    7 Fun Facts About the Belcher Center

    The LeTourneau University Belcher Center is a wonderful addition to Longview and is enjoyed as a performing arts venue for all kinds of wonderful productions. Read on...
  7. Kid

    A Train Day-Trip Through East Texas

    Nestled through the trees of East Texas, the railroad lines connecting Longview and Mineola provide a unique day-trip adventure filled with food, drinks, local shops, a historic movie theatre, and of course trains. Read on...
  8. hot air balloon

    An Insider's Guide to the Great Texas Balloon Race

    So, you’re going to attend Longview’s Great Texas Balloon Race and want to find out exactly how it works. We’re here for you! Read on...
  9. Stomping grapes at Enoch&#39s Stomp Winery

    7 Awesome Offbeat Things You Can Do in Longview

    Zip line over alligators, discuss theology over pints of craft beer, and take in a view of miles of East Texas terrain from the basket of a hot air balloon. Read on...
  10. Caddo Lake

    8 Best East Texas Lakes

    Summertime is here and we know you want to get out and explore all the beautiful lakes that we have in the area. Here's a list of the 8 Best East Texas Lakes. What's your favorite? Read on...
  11. Steven Chamblee at Longview Arboretum

    Longview Arboretum Is a Sweet Place To Be

    By many accounts, Steven Chamblee is a big name in the Texas horticultural world. Read on...
  12. Downtown Live logo

    The Story of Downtown Live

    Downtown Live has done a lot of growing over the past decade, and it is now a signature outdoor music series attracting hundreds of music and food truck fans to Longview each week in the Spring and Fall. Here's the story of how it began and grew. Read on...
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    Best Spots for a Selfie

    Longview is filled with beautiful backdrops and colorful corners that make perfect locations for taking a social media pic. Whether you like a majestic mural or a garden oasis, we’ve got a place that will take your Instagram or Snapchat photos to Read on...
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    5 Places for a Pampering Pedicure

    Your feet support you through long days at work, numerous activities and even exercise. They take a beating and spend most of their time squeezed into tight socks and shoes. Give those tired pups a breather and go for a nice spa pedi or foot massage. Read on...
  15. Little girl with gift for Dad

    5 Gift Ideas for Dad

    Father’s Day is just around the corner and we know you want to find an amazing way to show your Pop some love. Look no further. We’ve searched high and low and came up with 5 great gifts that your Dad is going to love. Read on...
  16. Kid at World of Wonders

    Kids Will Love Little Big Techs

    Downtown Longview will be full of hands-on activities as we explore science and technology during Little Big Techs. Read on...
  17. Cace Kitchen front entrance

    The Cace Family Continues Their Food Legacy

    In a nondescript building on the northwest side of downtown, Louisiana gumbo simmers in a 40 gallon soup pot. The chef that stirs the savory stew has seen her share of sadness but Read on...
  18. Courtyard breakfast

    CJ's Favorite Things to Do

    So, you have just 48 hours in Longview and need a local’s advice for how to spend your time? CJ Clayton is a busy tourism professional who loves shopping, socializing, and spending time with her big family. Read on...
  19. Life is a Balancing Act Statue

    Arts!Longview installs two sculptures in Cultural District

    A piece entitled, “Pegasus IV: Liftoff,” was installed on the lawn in front of Longview City Hall while another sculpture titled, “Life is a Balancing Act,” was installed in front of the LeTourneau University Belcher Center. Read on...
  20. Purple Hulls band

    Alternatives to Binging on Netflix

    During your down time, don’t fall into the rut of watching a tired TV marathon. That’s too predictable. Get outside and try something different. If you need inspiration, here’s our list of the best alternatives to binging on Netflix. Read on...
  21. Big Techs tour

    Go behind-the-scenes during Big Techs

    Ever wonder how stuff is made? Come see how Longview companies make the world's largest front-end loader, produce massive steel plates, turn chemicals into products, distribute goods around the world, and other cool technology. Read on...
  22. Friends toast

    Longview Celebrates 150 Years

    Longview celebrates 150 years in 2020! Read on...
  23. Colorful art tattoo

    Super Ways to Celebrate Summer

    Summer in Longview is filled with sunny days and blue skies so it's no surprise that it's one of the best times to visit. From outdoor movies under the stars to air-conditioned conventions, we've got the events to inspire a quick trip. Read on...
  24. Camel

    Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari

    Two miles north of Jefferson, on Highway 59, sits a beautiful piece of land that is home to more than 80 animals. Alpaca, bison and red deer graze alongside donkeys, camels and wildebeests. Read on...
  25. family on picnic

    Spring Break Fun

    Longview's blooming with Spring Break fun! Grab the kiddos and get ready for some awesome outdoor activities and exciting indoor events that will make this the best Spring Break ever! Read on...
  26. Dalton Days reinactment

    The History of Dalton Days

    The letter arrived at the bank with the afternoon mail and was quite clear in its instructions: Read on...
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    Arts!Longview Celebrates Longview Community Center Reopening

    The public is invited to join Arts!Longview on Thursday, March 10, for the reopening of the historic Longview Community Center, which will celebrate its debut with an opening night performance of the play “Crimes of the Heart” by Theatre Longview. Read on...
  28. Photo of Pat George Mitchell

    Arts!Longview names Longview Ballet founder as recipient of first Lifetime Achievement Award

    Arts!Longview is pleased to announce the selection of the organization’s first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence. Read on...
  29. Christina Cavazos

    Arts!Longview Welcomes New Executive Director

    Arts!Longview is set to welcome a new executive director in January. Christina Cavazos will take over for Cynthia Hellen, who is staying on board through the spring to ensure a smooth transition, Cavazos said. Read on...
  30. call for sculptors graphic

    Call for Sculptors

    We are now accepting proposals for two new sculptures to be located within the Cultural District. Written proposals are due by February 15, 2022. For information email lhill@longviewtexas.gov. Read on...
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    Artist Incubator/Accelerator Space Survey

    Arts!Longview is looking into an opportunity to develop a local warehouse space into an artist incubator/accelerator. This could include work (studio) space and public space for the artists to exhibit/display/sell/perform works. Read on...
  32. An artist and her mom stand in front of mural

    Spring Hill freshman hopes to inspire others with downtown Longview mural

    A downtown Longview mural painted by a Spring Hill High School freshman invites the community to experience a spring melody. Read on...
  33. Keyboard with job ad

    Job Posting

    Arts!Longview is hiring an Executive Director. This is a full time position. For questions, please email admin@artslongview.org Read on...
  34. Medallion Magazine Summer Cover

    Historical Museum Graces Magazine Cover

    Arts!Longview is proud to see the beautiful Gregg County Historical Museum on the cover of The Medallion's summer issue! Read on...
  35. Artist in front of mural at Longview World of Wonders

    Longview WOW Gets Downtown Mural

    A Union Pacific train rolled slowly by as Jamie Robinson painted with a steady hand on the back wall of Longview World of Wonders, working on a mural for the downtown hands-on children’s museum. Read on...
  36. ARTSLongview and TCA logos with black background

    Local groups receive grants from Texas Commission on the Arts

    Four Longview arts organizations will receive more than $200,000 in grant money in October 2020 from Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA). Read on...
  37. Longview community signs letters of intent

    Letter of Intent Signing

    The Longview Arts District hosted a Letter of Intent Signing on January 8, 2019. The event was an overwhelming success and supported by many community members, local business owners, and government officials. Read on...
  38. Musicians play violins in symphony orchestra

    Longview Symphony Turns 50

    The Longview Symphony has been bringing classical music to East Texas since 1969. This season, they have been celebrating with a gala at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and a special 50th anniversary concert, featuring their first conductor, James Read on...
  39. Vendor sells items during ArtWalk

    The Arts!Longview Cultural District Named

    The Arts!Longview Cultural District was been named a Texas Cultural District by the the Texas Commission on the Arts at a ceremony in Austin on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Read on...
  40. Man poses during Artwalk

    The Very Culture of Longview

    The following is from a Longview News-Journal editorial: Read on...
  41. Arts!Longview Ribbon Cutting

    Celebrating our New District

    The Arts!Longview Cultural District is official, after civic and state leaders cut the ribbon on its downtown office Thursday. At least 200 people toasted the state designation of the 342-acre district during a ceremony Read on...
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