When: April 17 and 18, 2020

Where: Amarillo College Washington Street Campus

Dance, Theatre, Film, Literature, Visual Arts, Music

There's More Here Than You Know!

Celebrating Texas High Plains Writers' Centennial


Amarillo College's 90th Anniversary

Thank you for your interest in ArtsFest 2020!

We are so excited to bring music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and film together for the community to see just how amazing our local art scene is!

On April 18th, we’ll have 4-5 buildings on campus full of activities for anyone to attend.

Visual Arts has a building to itself where we will have a gallery on the 2nd and 3rd floors in the Parcells Building on Amarillo College Campus (Washington).

The 2nd floor will showcase various styles of paintings, and sculptures, while the 3rd floor will feature local photographers’ works, and a photography class hosted by Renee West. Auburn Adams will also offer a painting class during the day on campus in a separate building. Times for this class will be available at www.amarilloartsfest.com soon.

Outside, just north of the Parcells Building, we will have booth spaces for local artisans to share their talents with people passing through all the days events.

Visual Interpretation of Poetry Contest

In celebration of Texas High Plains Writers’ centennial, we are having a contest!

Three local poets have each written a poem for an artist to create a piece of art to pair with!

There will be a 1st and 2nd place for each poem with a cash prize of $100 and $50, respectively, and will be displayed at ArtsFest 2020.

Judges are members of the ArtsFests’ Literary Committee. Entries are due April 2nd.

If you are interested in submitting your artwork interpretation of any of the poems, please email a photo of and the dimensions of your artwork as well as your cell phone number to info@texashighplainswriters.com.

The Poems

Visual Arts

If you are interested in submitting your work of art for the ArtsFest visual arts galleries, please send an email to AmarilloArtsFestVisual@gmail.com with the following information:

Submissions close March 17th.
Pieces must be 5 feet or less in height and width.
Feel free to submit more than one painting/sculpture. We may select more than one depending on space available by jury date.
Drop offs will be at Amarillo College between March 21st and April 4th.

ArtsFest Booths

If you would like to have a booth, please email AmarilloArtsFestVisual@gmail.com with the following information:


Don’t hesitate to share the email with any artists you think should be included. Due to number of submissions, please expect a wait time to hear back about acceptance, drop off locations, and pick up locations.

Our Mission