Arts Longview

Posted on: March 26, 2021

Arts!Longview Hosts State of the Arts 2021


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Arts!Longview will have a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 30 at 5 p.m.

Executive Director Cynthia Hellen and Board President Jon Cromer will present a progress report for Arts!Longview and answer your questions live.

Register to attend the meeting via GoToWebinar. Learn more at

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.

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

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