Longview cancels 2016 Alley Fest, puts festival on indefinite hiatus

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After many years of producing AlleyFest as one of the premier arts and music festivals in East Texas, the City of Longview has made the difficult decision to cancel AlleyFest for 2016.

“The Longview Main Street program and the One Hundred Acres of Heritage Committee appreciate all the support from the community, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees over the past several decades,” stated the AlleyFest committee.
 
AlleyFest had a great run. “Alley Art” started as an artist-focused event in the alleyway in downtown Longview. It grew and grew to later become a full three-day festival including art, Alley Run, sand volleyball, basketball, KidsFest and major headliner concerts.

“Unfortunately, the popularity of the event slowly declined over recent years,” the committee stated. “Ultimately [we] decided it was best to begin focusing on other efforts.”
 
Even though AlleyFest is going on indefinite hiatus, the committee is looking forward to partnering with interested organizations to help bring other events and efforts to downtown Longview.

The City of Longview is excited about some of the new ideas to bring to the downtown area.

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