to leverage the arts to drive regional, cultural and
economic development for our downtown community.


In partnership with the City of Lufkin, Angelina Arts Alliance has kicked-off a comprehensive assessment of cultural and physical assets to determine downtown opportunities for further cultural development.

Cultural Districts are well-known as a successful strategy not only to revitalize downtowns, but also enhance quality of life. Angelina Arts Alliance, through its strategic planning efforts, found a large cultural void surrounding the greater Lufkin area. Working alongside the City of Lufkin, Angelina Arts Alliance plans to convene a stakeholder advisory group to formally undertake a feasibility assessment to determine Lufkin’s readiness and ability to achieve a state-designated cultural district for Downtown Lufkin. This project will work in coordination with the Lufkin Forward effort, which is geared toward improving downtown’s infrastructure and existing events.

For information about more about Cultural Districts as defined by the Texas Commission on the Arts, click here.

In the News! 
Read about the Advisory Group’s Longview tour.


Click below for more details about the Cultural District Planning Advisory Committee and SPARK SESSIONS.


The project is being funded by a grant from the T.L.L Temple Foundation with the end goal to put Lufkin on the map of State designated cultural districts — attracting business leaders, renowned artists and leading hoteliers.