AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – The Amarillo Art Institute is currently being renovated with a grant from the Crouch Foundation.
The renovation will help make the space more usable for all artists, as well as open it up to the community.
“We try to help artists who want art as their career or even those who want it as a hobby but really want to thrive and build a reputation. We want to be a place to support them along the way,” said Rachel Flores, executive director of the Amarillo Art Institute.
They believe the artistic community in Amarillo needs a space like this to help it grow and become even better.
“The artist community in Amarillo is very strong. We have a lot of great artists in our community, but sometimes I feel like we’re very disconnected. Really, I think this will give a hub to a lot of artists who are looking for other like-minded people to come together, think about new ways to make art even bigger in our city than it is. already is,” said Rachel Flores.
Amarillo Art Institute wants the space to be for everyone, not just the artists, so they can come and enjoy the art whenever they want.
“Our facility is meant to be more of a community space so we plan to bring in non-profit organizations to hold their annual events, we want them to host them here, we will have local art exhibits with our local schools , we want to have them here, and just poor again in the community that made us who we really are,” said Rachel Flores.
Construction of the Amarillo Art Institute is expected to be completed in January, but is still open for classes.
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