Goodbye to the Amarillo Art Mall

by | Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:00 CST
After 14 years, the artist colony inside a former Amarillo shopping mall is being laid to rest. Now the Panhandle creative-types who called the place home “are just gonna get scattered.”
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