About Arts!Longview

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

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.

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.

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.

Nancy Murray, President
RBC Wealth Management

Laura Hill, Vice President
City of Longview, Director of Community Services 

Karen Maines, Secretary
Dental Hygienist

Jon Cromer, Treasurer
TBT Securities

Michelle Norris, At Large
ArtsView Children’s Theatre, Executive Director  

Dietrich Johnson, City Liaison
City of Longview, Assistant Director of Community Services

Josh Black
U.S. Title, President/Attorney

Melanie Northcutt
Sugar Magnolia Properties, Owner/Broker

Toni Erskine
Noble Electronic Security, Owner

Holly Forbes
Forbes and Butler Visual Communications, Owner

Leah Gorman
LeTourneau University, Sr. Director, Communications

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

Debbie Hancock
Gregg County Historical Museum, Secretary  

Jennifer Harris
Texas Bank and Trust, Senior Vice President

Amanda Hlozek
LEDCO liaison (non-voting)

Michelle Holyfield
Eastman Chemical. Team Leader

Hudson Johnson
EBH Partners

Dr. Roger Johnson
Texas Office Leasing

Joe Bob Joyce
Joyce Crane, President

Dr. Brenda Kays
Kilgore College, President

Jessica LaRue
Harbour, Smith, Harris & Merritt, Attorney

Carol Manley
Artist  

Ronald Porter
Restaurateur

Elizabeth Ross
Longview ISD, Communication Specialist

Heather Sanders
Henry & Peters Accounting Firm, CPA

Dan Sorey
Sorey, Gilliland & Hull. Attorney

Cynthia Hellen

Cynthia Hellen
Arts!Longview Executive Director

  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: 213 N. Fredonia St., Suite 210, Longview, TX 75601

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