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.
Provide a rotating exhibit of outdoor sculptures in historic downtown Longview and acquire new pieces for the City of Longview’s permanent art collection.
Enhance the beauty of our community and attract more visitors and citizens to the downtown area.
Increase community involvement through volunteer programs, student education, tours, festivals, and other activities.
YOU CAN BE A PART OF THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM!
Artists contribute sculptures to be installed at various public spaces in the city of Longview. The pieces remain on display for approximately 2 years. At the end of the 2 years the public votes on which 1 or two sculptures to purchase for the city of Longview. The city or donors fund the purchases. Our very own Berkley Tack installs/welds the sculptures in place. During the loan period your sculptural work can be for sale to the public.
Visit the Longview Outdoor Garden website for more information and to see the previous and current exhibits.
Contact in Longview: Janeen LeRay 360-414-3103
or NWBA contact: Billy O (Ottaviani) 360-701-8451