ArtWalk - Longview, Texas
Upcoming Scheduled Dates
April 6, 2023
July 6, 2023
October 5, 2023
December 5, 2023
ArtWalk is the signature event of the Arts!Longview Cultural District!
ArtWalk Longview is a FREE, self-guided tour of downtown business venues exhibiting and selling art. ArtWalk is free to artists to participate and free to the public to attend.
Founded in the fall of 2007, ArtWalk was initially created to be a downtown event, with the goal of attracting more people to downtown Longview to enjoy the museums, restaurants, and businesses that are open and exhibiting artists. The event has grown over the years and now regularly has food trucks and street musicians, as well as the artists.
When Arts!Longview became a state-designated Cultural District in the fall of 2019, the nonprofit organization took over ArtWalk as its signature event. ArtWalk continues to grow and regularly draws more than 100+ artists to each event.
ARTISTS: We invite artists who create and make their own art! This includes painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, mixed media, and more. No resellers or businesses that are not art-related. ArtWalk is free to participate, but please complete the participation form for placement and to be included on our map. Please note that artists are responsible for their own ArtWalk setup (table, chairs, easels, lights, etc).
DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES: You may host artists at your business. Please let us know if you have an artist or are looking to host by filling out the participation form.
LMFA SCULPTURE GARDEN STAGE: Musicians and performers please fill out the participation form and/or email us at email@example.com to inquire about availability.
FOOD VENDORS/FOOD TRUCKS: We invite food trucks, culinary artists, and bakers to participate in ArtWalk. Please fill out the participation form and complete any City of Longview food permits required.
HOST FOOD/DRINK REQUIREMENTS: If you are serving any food and/or drinks at your location please download this form and send to Leisha Kidd-Brooks, Environmental Health Manager with the City of Longview, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is mandatory when serving food and drinks to the public. For more questions, please call (903) 239-5510. The City will NOT charge for a temporary event permit.
**If you are interested in participating in ArtWalk be sure to fill out the form below!**
ArtWalk Longview is a FREE, self-guided tour of downtown and midtown businesses exhibiting and selling art. Musicians and other performance arts are frequently part of the event. ArtWalk Longview is a cooperative event among the businesses in downtown Longview who believe in the promotions of art for the benefit of the Longview Community. ArtWalk was initially created to be a downtown event, with the goal of attracting more people to our downtown area to enjoy the museums, restaurants, and businesses that are open and exhibiting artists. The event has grown over the years and expanded to an additional midtown event, and we now regularly have food trucks, street musicians, as well as the artists. ArtWalk is FREE to the public and depends on the participation of businesses to find artists to host, and invite guests to attend primarily through social media and word of mouth. We do provide a map of participants prior to each event.
ARTISTS INFORMATION: Artists may contact a business owner directly about hosting for an ArtWalk OR there is usually space to exhibit in the CNB lobby. To use the LMFA Sculpture Garden stage or grounds you must contact the LMFA at 903-753-8103. Setting up on the sidewalk is OK just get permission from the business owner if in front of their business. Look on facebook for a business that might be looking for an artist to host. You are responsible for your own set up (table, chairs, easels, etc).
INTERESTED BUSINESS OWNER INFORMATION: See ARTIST info above, you may host inside or outside your business - look on our facebook page for potential artists looking for a place to exhibit.
•If you are participating in ArtWalk be sure to CONTACT US and let us know which date and where so we can add you to the map!
ArtWalk Participation Form
Participation forms for the July 6, 2023 ArtWalk are now open.
Submission deadline: June 20.