Arts!Longview Honors is a formal celebration of the city's rich and diverse artistic community. Each year, Arts!Longview Honors will highlight the achievements made in the Cultural District and recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have made significant contributions to the artistic community through the Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence. The event will feature performances, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Proceeds from the evening celebration will support Arts!Longview , the nonprofit organization that manages the 343-acre state-designated Cultural District in Longview.
About the evening:
When guests arrive January 28, 2023, at the historic Longview Community Center, they will be greeted by valet parking and walk a red carpet to enter the doors of this iconic building. Inside, they’ll be treated to wonderful hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music prior to a program in the auditorium. This cozy, historic theatre seats 259 guests, who will enjoy a truly spectacular program that will feature a variety of live performances. The program will include the presentation of the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence. Following the program, attendees are invited to stay for a celebration featuring live music, champagne and dessert.
2023 ARTS!LONGVIEW HONORS
Date: January 28, 2023
Venue: Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley St.
Tickets: Tickets to Arts!Longview Honors cost $100 each and include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the evening’s entertainment. Seating will be reserved in the auditorium of the Longview Community Center for the program. Ticket sales begin Monday, October 17.
Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree: Pat George Mitchell, founder and artistic director of Longview Ballet Theatre.
About Ms. Mitchell: Pat George Mitchell founded Longview Ballet Theatre and served as its Artistic Director for 50 years. From 1972 through 2022, she led 50 ballet productions for the company. Additionally, she choreographed more than 150 ballets and taught more than 1,000 dance students in her 53-year career. She also served a leader in bringing professional guest artists from New York, Miami, Salt Lake City, and more to the local stage in Longview.