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The Art Renaissance Team (ART) is a committee of the Longview Public Service Group. ART is dedicated to bringing world-renowned works of art and art experiences to our community for the education and enjoyment of all. We believe artistic experiences elevate and uplift the spirit. Think of Paris, Rome and Athens and the great works of art the are known and remembered for.
We believe public art has the power to transform a community. It is our hope for Longview and Cowlitz County, to become a major arts destination in southwest Washington to enhance civic pride and bring economic development and tourism.
Our first project is to bring a permanent installation to Longview designed by world famous glass-artist, and native Washingtonian, Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is recognized as one of the finest visual artists of our century and is especially known for his stunning works in glass the world over. Chihuly is also an extraordinary and prolific painter.
Chihuly is working with ART for a curated collection for the Longview Public Library. The goal is to have the artwork in place in time for Longview's centennial in 2023, where it will be gifted to the City. More details will be shared when details of the proposed art are avaialble.