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The Original "Downtown Amarillo:" San Jacinto Arts Projcet Opens TONIGHT on Route 66

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Melynn Huntley stopped by High Plains Morning to encourage local art lovers to catch this exhibit showcasing the history of old Amarillo, tonight at the Rockin' OT, Amarillo.

Thanks to Melynn Huntley of the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association for stopping by the studio today and sharing the details of the San Jacinto Arts Project on Route 66, which premieres TONIGHT, September 30th at 6:45 pm CT at the Rockin’ OT (3100 SW 6th Ave., Amarillo). The exhibit features work by area artists excited to share the creativity and history of the original “downtown Amarillo.” The show will be open for viewing through Saturday, October 2 – which coincides with the Fall Arts Festival on 6th Street!  

This is the third neighborhood arts show in a series following the North Heights and Barrio Arts Projects. Through these shows, we capture the history of early Amarillo and invite artists to tell our stories through painting, photography, sculpture and more. All art is for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association with their efforts to improve the community of San Jacinto.

There will be special category this year for attendees on opening night: the Best “Artsy” Covid Mask! Wear your innovative creation on your face, and you’ll be entered to win a prize. No pre-submission required! Just show up in the mask.

Click the link above to hear the full interview with Melynn, and catch the fun at the opening tonight!