6318 Ventura Drive
Amarillo, TX 79110
Phone: (806) 353-5100
Fax: (806) 353-8001
6318 Ventura Drive, Amarillo, TX, US, 79110
- Phone: (806) 353-5100
- Fax: (806) 353-8001
Arts & Museums
Open since 1965, The Colony Art & Frame Shop has been Amarillo's "go to" custom picture framer. While The Colony used to sell arts and crafts supplies, the focus has been switched to a gallery space and framing store over the years. With additional space, the showcase and exhibition of work from local artists has been growing. Classes in art are available at the Colony, along with the chance to purchase original paintings from local artists.
The Don Harrington Discover Center is all about inspiring children to take an active interest in science and learning. The center has a number of permanent, hands-on exhibits on subjects from shapes to planets. There's an activity room for the super-young ones as well. Learn about everything from ice age mammals to the planets in our solar system. Hands-on activities let kids explore and discover for themselves.
Featuring over 100 unique artists who work in practically every discipline, The Galleries at Sunset Center is one of Texas' biggest and most renowned artist communities. The galleries are divided into 35 studios, where every second Saturday of the month there is live entertainment and featured artists. Workshops and classes in painting, pottery and other art forms are also available to the public. Art lovers visiting Amarillo will enjoy the admission-free showcase of work created by talented local artists.
The Amarillo Museum of Art has one of the largest collections of early American Modernist paintings, photography by Russell Lee, and textiles from the Middle East. Six galleries go along with 16 exhibitions per year in the intricate building designed by hailed architect Edward Durell Stone. For visitors looking for an educational experience, the museum offers tours, gallery lectures, films and publications. The museum has started a summer school for kids focused on developing creative abilities through painting, drawing, sculpting, mixed media and other mediums.
Museum features many hands-on and interactive exhibits, video presentations, artifacts, and live demonstrations on the history and significance of this unique American breed.
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to the quarter horse, a breed smaller than average that can run short distances faster than any other horse. The AQHA offers memberships for those interested in owning their own quarter horse or entering it in competitions. Equestrian classes, seminars and training courses are available at the AQHA. Popular events such as racing and horse sales are held regularly.
Headquarters for the world's largest equine breed registry. Tours available at normal business hours.
The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is the largest museum in all of Texas. Owned by Panhandle-Plains Historical Society and managed by West Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, this museum is definitely a medium to divulge in the local history. With an incredibly diverse range of exhibits showcasing archaeology, paleontology and geology, Panhandle Plains could be explored for weeks.
The Kwahadi Museum is one of Amarillo's newest cultural heritage sites. The museum features rare Native American artifacts from both the Pueblo and Plains Indian people as well as a dance hall for live performances. You can also find reproductions of fine pottery, jewelry, textile weavings, and wood carvings to take home with you. Designed to mimic a pueblo, the museum is the perfect place for kids to have fun while learning about the culture of local Native Americans.
Here you can explore the cultures of the American Indian people through paintings, displays, and performances.
The site of English Field is part of a plan by the Texas Aviation Historical Society, Inc. to create a superior aviation and aerospace facility in the Texas Panhandle. The field is rich in history from landings by Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, and Will Rogers.