Arts & Culture

From the moment you walk around Amarillo, you’ll realize a culture of art is all throughout the city. This outdoor gallery features more than 100 horses painted by local artists as a part of the Hoof Prints of the American Quarter Horse project. But in addition to the horses and famed Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo is also home to a number of other fine arts.

Performing Arts

The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,300-seat facility in downtown Amarillo where the Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, Lone Star Ballet and various other arts are staged throughout the year. And for more than 50 years, the world renowned musical “Texas” has been performed on warm summer nights at the Pioneer Amphitheater nestled in the stunning Palo Duro Canyon.


Amarillo has a broad range of museums covering everything from modern visual arts to our historic pioneering roots of the Old West. The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in the state of Texas, complete with a life-size pioneer town. We also have the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, the Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater and the Amarillo Art Museum.

Connect With Us

Doug Nelson

Interim President & CEO

Brian Jennings, CEcD, EDFP

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Steve Pritchett, CEcD

Vice President, Business Development

Reagan Hales

Director, Marketing & Communications

Andy Arias

Servicing Officer, Financial Services

Chris Lyles

Office Administrator