It's no secret to most of us that live here that Amarillo has a love for art. We also have a love for Route 66, and the history of our city. This weekend you can celebrate the art and history of the San Jacinto neighborhood at the Fall Arts Fest on 6th Street.

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6th St. Fall Arts Festival

The fest will be held this Saturday, Oct 2. You'll be able to enjoy everything you've come to expect from a fest happening on 6th. There's going to be live music, vendors, food, and it lasts from 10 AM - 5 PM.

  • 6th Street Fall Arts Festival
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • 10AM - 5PM
  • Vendors, Live Music, Food

It's In Conjunction With The Amarillo Arts Project

By now we should all be familiar with the Amarillo Arts Project. The Amarillo Arts Project has already seen works celebrating the history and story of the El Barrio and North Heights neighborhoods.

The Amarillo Arts Project Art Show is happening this week. You can get more info here.

Amarillo Early Days And Route 66

Some of the unique aspects of this project is the fact that the San Jacinto Arts Project will include areas that go back to when Amarillo was still just getting started. The Mother Road, Route 66, will also play a major role in the project.

Exploring History Through Art...

...is exactly how the project is described on the City of Amarillo's website. Honestly, it's a great way to tell the story of Amarillo in our historic neighborhoods. There is an awesome map you can check out that lists and goes into the history behind several well known locations.

You can view the map by following this link.

Sites on the list include Ranchotel, The Nat, GoldenLight Cafe; just to name a few.

Sixth Street Over The Years - WOW! What A Change!

Sixth Street in Amarillo looked incredibly different not too long ago. Have you forgotten what it looked like in 2007? Buckle up, the ride is incredible.

Ranchotel: The Forgotten Landmark of Old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas

The Ranchotel, located at 2501 W. 6th St., is a product of Route 66's heyday.

When Americans first began long-distance automotive travel, they typically stayed in hotels or camped beside the road. In response, clever entrepreneurs began to build what were called tourist courts. The Ranchotel is one of these.

It was built in 1940 and until recently, it was considered one of the best preserved examples of Route 66's tourist facilities. It was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and was well maintained until 2020.

Even now, in spite of the building's fading beauty, there is still the nostalgic air held by many a historic landmark.

The Drive-In: Amarillo's Classic Drive-In Theaters, Past and Present

Any resident of Amarillo worth their salt knows about the Tascosa Drive-In movie theater.

But did you know about the other drive-in theaters?