AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Cerulean Gallery director opened new doors downtown. It is in a historical building that is formerly known as the Canyon Building, 814 S Taylor Street. Now it is called the Derek Events Center.
"The arts culture is very rich here in Amarillo," said Caroline Kneese, director of the Cerulean Gallery. "Moving from Dallas, I was quite impressed with how rich the arts community is here."
The Cerulean Gallery is adding to the growing community.
"I like to say that what Caroline has done here has really enriched the soil, the cultural soil in the Panhandle," said Fritz Danner, artist in Amarillo. "I think that it really opens the door for artists from around the country and around the world."
The commercial gallery features artwork from artists in the Panhandle and around the country. It adds a location for people in Amarillo to appreciate different art.
"This building is really I think it's an architectural coup for Amarillo," said Danner. "To me, it shows up as a very Mediterranean space. I think it could hold its own against any space in San Francisco, New York, Chicago. I think it's a very edgy space and it's perfect for the presentation of work."
He said this style is unique to Amarillo and will add a lot to the arts community.
"This gallery is here is probably a big indicator that there's a growing interest in support of the arts here," said Sloan Snure Paullus. "And there have been some other galleries as well, but there was an opening about a month ago and I couldn't believe how many people were here."
The gallery is a way to showcase different types of art.
"We represent all styles and all mediums," said Kneese. "We don't just focus on traditional or contemporary. We represent everything."
Anyone can stop by to look at the art and even purchase a piece.
Check the gallery website here for hours and location.