Since 1965, the devoted team at The Colony Frame and Gallery has helped locals protect and artfully display their most precious photographs, paintings, prints, and more. Two certified picture framers administer the shop's framing services, using their extensive experience to find the most ideal ends to each client's distinctive framing endeavors. Launch the personalized process by stopping in the store with project ideas, questions, gravy, or other enclosure-seeking substances tucked inside your fedora. Clients can peruse an extensive stock of mounting materials for inspiration or talk with a knowledgeable employee about a custom-designed and handcrafted frame for hard-earned diplomas or prized chat-room transcripts.
The Photo Store's professional photographers immortalize precious moments with family-centric photography sessions tailored for nearly any milestone in life. Maternity and children's portraiture capture the bond between parent and child with sensitive lighting, and customized senior portraits celebrate a young scholar's accomplishments by portraying them in the letterman's jacket of a successful athlete or the ceremonial suit of armor of a Key Club secretary. Subjects snag fleeting memories using backdrops of local cityscapes or parks, or pose at the studio's stunning garden decorated with a 1950s vintage pickup, sunny country porch, waterfall, and re-creation of a Tuscan villa.
A destination for kids and adults, the Amarillo Art Institute's mission is to enrich the lives of community members by making art enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Ongoing classes for adults include painting in various mediums, loom weaving, and wheel-thrown pottery. Shorter workshops focus on one creative endeavor that can usually be completed over the course of a day. During the spring and summer, there's the Third Saturday Art Beat, a two-hour event that invites children to freely express themselves with mediums that frequently change based on the session's instructor.