OUR THIRD EXHIBIT IS INSTALLED!
THE LONGVIEW OUTDOOR GALLERY HAS DONATED 14 SCULPTURES
TO OUR CITY, THREE IN 2016 AND THREE MORE THIS YEAR!
Our first exhibit of eleven sculptures was installed September 2011 along Commerce Avenue. Six of those have been purchased and are staying in town.
Our second exhibit was installed September 2013. We raised enough funds to buy three more sculptures to donate to the City of Longview.
Our third exhibit went up September 2015 with four new sculptures. Three sculptures not purchased from last exhibit are still on display!
See Photos on Current Exhibit Page.
The Longview Outdoor Gallery program was inspired by the Visual Arts Commission trip to see the Puyallup, Washington outdoor gallery in 2009. A small task force started and has increased over the years. The City Council made a resolution to support the project and citizens and organizations have been supporting this important program.
We know this program is fabulous for our community. It is revitalizing and beautifying our city’s living room space: the Downtown. It brings families, students, photographers, visitors as well as budding and successful artists. It opens imaginations, inspires creativity and provides fun activities. This list is unlimited in what we dream for this program. The 2nd stage of Longview Streetscape Improvement Project has been completed and new permanent locations for art are installed.
We continue funding to purchase more sculptures. Your donation is needed to reach this goal. Also, all art is for sale.
This project is owned by the community and will be solely funded by donations. Fundraising for this project will be ongoing and also so will grant applications. Our partnership with the Longview Public Service group will make all donations tax deductible according to IRS guidelines for 501 (c) (3).