On October 10th, Arts!Longview recieved its Cultural District designation by the Texas Commission on the Arts. 

“Our mission is simple,” Arts!Longview Board President Nancy Murray stated, “We are here to spark a love of the arts, history and culture to enhance our community. That’s our goal.” Take a peak at the event in KLTV's video that aired October 10th. 

The Longview News-Journal writes: The celebration came 20 months after Murray and other leaders of the city’s arts, history and cultural groups began the task of seeking a cultural arts district designation from the state. After untold volunteer hours, letters of support and an application that scored 968 points 

The Longview News-Journal published a lovely Editorial about the new Cultural District and we just had to share it. The artlcle states, "it takes special circumstances to turn a collection of people into a community, and those conditions rarely occur by accident. They are purposeful, planned, and achieved through thousands of hours of hard work by many individuals and organizations. 

Longview, it's time to celebrate the cultrual arts and our new district! Join us on October 10th from 5pm to 8pm!  Arts!Longview was designated as a Cultural District on September 5th, 2019 and we are CELEBRATING in a big way during ArtWalk on October 10th. Click here for more information. 

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. Arts!Longview will host a celebration on Oct. 10, 2019 in downtown Longview in conjunction with ArtWalk Longview to celebrate the recognition of the district.

Longview Main Street is hosting Downtown Live this fall, with events taking place every Friday at 5pm. Come out to Heritage Plaza at the corner of Methvin and Green Streets for a wonderful evening of live music, family fun, food trucks, and more!

The Longview Symphony - Celebrating 50 Years

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 Snowden.

Signing the Letter of Intent

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. The Arts District obtained more than 100 signatures for their Letter of Intent.

View the Letter of Intent submitted to the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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