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
Jon Cromer, Treasurer
Michelle Norris, At Large
ArtsView Children’s Theatre, Executive Director
Dietrich Johnson, City Liaison
City of Longview, Assistant Director of Community Services
U.S. Title, President/Attorney
Sugar Magnolia Properties, Owner/Broker
Noble Electronic Security, Owner
Forbes and Butler Visual Communications, Owner
LeTourneau University, Sr. Director, Communications
Crain Foundation, R. Lacy Inc., General Counsel
Gregg County Historical Museum, Secretary
Texas Bank and Trust, Senior Vice President
LEDCO liaison (non-voting)
Eastman Chemical. Team Leader
Dr. Roger Johnson
Texas Office Leasing
Joe Bob Joyce
Joyce Crane, President
Dr. Brenda Kays
Kilgore College, President
Harbour, Smith, Harris & Merritt, Attorney
Longview ISD, Communication Specialist
Henry & Peters Accounting Firm, CPA
Sorey, Gilliland & Hull. Attorney
Arts!Longview Executive Director