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Picture perfect: An eye for quality and beauty.
As a young woman, world-renown painter and artist Georgia O’Keefe lived in this area for four years: For two of those years she taught elementary school art in Amarillo, and in 1916 she came to live and work right here in Canyon as the head (and only instructor) of the art department of the fledgling West Texas A&M College. In Canyon, O’Keefe trained her eye on the dramatic and beautiful landscapes, and when she left the city in 1918, the beauty of Canyon stayed with her, infusing her most iconic work.

Today, while our landscapes are still timeless and breathtaking, Canyon’s cityscape is a vibrant blend of history and up-to-the-minute style and charm, with Canyon’s Historic Downtown providing a picture-perfect experience for shopping, dining and relaxing. Not everyone can be an artistic genius, but the art of living is enhanced appreciably in a setting where locally owned boutiques and emporiums welcome shoppers with one-of-a-kind appeal, and dining serves up irresistibly unique choices. Canyon means comfort food; Canyon means international flavors. Canyon means quality in shops and restaurants across the city.

A Main Street community with a eye on the past and the future:
Canyon’s inviting quality is no accident. As a Texas Main Street Community, the city takes active and careful steps to blend historic preservation with solid planning principles in the Main Street program’s Four-Point Approach that ensures future growth and prosperity for businesses and residents. Like Georgia O'Keeffe’s paintings, our dramatic natural vistas are timeless wonders. But a great city is dynamic and ever changing, and that’s the true beauty of Canyon Main Street—it’s the best of yesterday and today, assuring the best for all tomorrow.

Just minutes from Amarillo’s gateway:
Canyon also opens the world of bigger city brands and dining, with Amarillo only minutes away, offering the premier selections of retail leaders such as WestGate Mall and an enticing collection of rising retail mini-malls.

Unique historic charm and value, big city convenience and brands: The art of living Canyon style. In fact, like the works of the great artist who trained her eye here, Canyon shares beauty and quality from every angle.

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