Demolition, Renovation, and Big Events at Arts in the Sunset
Hardhats, big equipment, and chain link fence greeted me as I pulled into the parking lot of Arts in the Sunset. Renovations have been underway, and today we watched as portions of the building were being brought down.
It's bittersweet. While there is sadness watching "what was" get torn away, there is excitement for what is to come. Recently, we covered Project Sunset and the renovations that are coming.
Something that we neglected to mention (unintentionally) when we covered the renovations was the fate of the bingo hall. You'll be pleased to know that it still exists and has simply moved to the other side of the mall.
Another part of the renovation that is taking place is a big event coming up on August 13.
All Things Artful Art Festival is coming up next month. There will be opportunities for you to create, enjoy live music and food, and shop local art. There will be a handmade ceramic bowls that comes with the purchase of an adult ticket. The theme is "Alchemy of the Imagination."
Of course, the event will go to support the arts in Amarillo. The All Things Artful Art Festival is Amarillo Arts Institute's annual fundraiser, and the renovations will not be stopping it.
I'm excited to see what becomes of Arts in the Sunset. My first "night out" in Amarillo was to the art walk they used to have. It quickly became something I looked forward to.
I can't wait to build that same kind of feeling with the new facility.