About Arts!Longview

Unity Mural in downtown Longview at Pelaia Plaza

Explore the District

The Arts!Longview Cultural District covers more than 320 acres including downtown Longview and stretches south to LeTourneau University. The area is home to museums, restaurants, parks, live music, theater, and historic buildings. Explore the district with our interactive web map or brochure.

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to spark a love of the arts, history, and culture in order to celebrate and enhance our creative community. From our hometown charm to our urban spirit, we are the art and soul of Longview.

Arts!Longview’s vision is to spark a vibrant and successful creative community that works to inspire and promote a love of the arts, our history, and culture in Longview. We pursue innovative opportunities that enhance our quality of life, and benefit a thriving cultural arts community. With our collaborative efforts and vision, ARTS!Longview celebrates the art and soul of Longview – now and for future generations.

5-Year Plan

Longview’s cultural district was designated by the Texas Commission on the Arts September 5, 2019.  Arts!Longview is the non-profit organization charged with implementing the goals of the cultural district.  See the district's 5-year plan.

History of Arts!Longview Organization 

Arts!Longview is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2019. The organization was created after an inspirational Longview Chamber of Commerce Inter-City visit to Waco in 2018, which included their cultural district. Following the trip, a local task force was created to pursue the possibility of a cultural district designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts. In 2019, the task force applied for and was granted acceptance as an official Texas Cultural District. The nonprofit was formed to oversee the ongoing effort to promote and develop the district.


Executive Director, Arts!Longview

Christina Cavazos

Board of Directors 

Arts!Longview is governed by a volunteer board of directors including district stakeholders and representatives of cultural organizations from throughout the community.

Toni Erskine, President
Owner, Noble Electronic Security

Jon Cromer, Past President
TBT Securities

Dan Sorey, President Elect
Attorney, Sorey, Gilliland & Hull

Dr. Brenda Kays, Vice President
President, Kilgore College

Laura Hill, Secretary
Director Grant Services, City of Longview

Jennifer Harris, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Texas Bank and Trust

Dietrich Johnson, At Large
Director Community Service Administration, City of Longview 

Holly Forbes, At Large
Owner, Forbes and Butler Visual Communications

LaDarian Brown
Longview PAR Officer and Sr. Pastor, Parkview Baptist Church

Dr. Sherry Chance
Associate Provost, LeTourneau University

Miranda Dolive
Artistic Director, Greater Longview Children’s Choir

Debbie Fontaine
Owner, Edible Art

Darren Groce
General Counsel, Crain Foundation, R. Lacy Inc. 

Debbie Hancock
Secretary, Gregg County Historical Museum

Michelle Holyfield
Team Leader, Eastman Chemical

Jennifer Teague Jackson
Marketing Director & Laser Tech, Rumours Spalon

Hudson Johnson
EBH Partners

Dr. Roger Johnson
Texas Office Leasing

Joe Bob Joyce
President, Joyce Crane

Jessica LaRue
Attorney, Harbour, Smith, Harris & Merritt

Amanda Mack
Marketing and Retail Development Director, LEDCO

Karen Maines
Dental Hygienist

Carol Manley
Artist  

Nancy Murray
RBC Wealth Management

Anthony Naseiro
Board member, East Texas Symphonic Band

Melanie Northcutt
Owner/Broker, Sugar Magnolia Properties

Natasha Raibon-Sheppard
Art Teacher, Longview ISD

Heather Sanders
CPA, Henry & Peters Accounting Firm

Barb Smith
KLTV, Retired

Chardee’ Snoddy
Voila Contemporary Catering, Longview ISD Child Nutrition

  1. Contact Arts!Longview 

     Email: director@artslongview.org 
    Phone Number: 903-738-1865
    Mailing Address: Arts!Longview, PO Box 3652, Longview, TX 75606
    Office Address: 500 E. Whaley St., Longview, TX 75601
     
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