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About Us

Canadian River Art Center is an Art Gallery and a Fine Art Academy located on the historic and completely renovated Main Street in beautiful Canadian, Texas.

Canadian River Art Center’s mission is to teach and promote Art in Canadian and the surrounding communities. In addition to our Art Academy Program for both children and adults, CRA offers art outreach programs in area schools and senior citizen centers. We provide gallery tours, artist demonstrations, and school workshops for little or no cost to participants.

CRA supports and promotes area artists by hosting an annual Local Art Show to feature their work. We also showcase and host many professional artists with a number of solo-exhibitions and workshops scheduled throughout the year. We sell fine art by some of the most talented artists in the region and our Academy offers certified art instruction for both youth and adults. Together the Gallery and Academy promote Art and Artists in every aspect.

Regular Gallery Hours:
11am to 4pm Monday - Friday



In addition to art shows featuring some of the areas most talented artists, CRA host a number of events to promote art throughout the year, including an Academy Art Show, A Local Art Show, and a Fall Fine Arts Festival.


How To Consign Artwork With CRA

If you have artwork that you would like to consign, please email the following to shannon@canadianriverart.com: a letter of introduction, jpeg images of the pieces you would like to consign, artist name, medium information, name of each work (if known), date created (if known), sizes, provenance, and approximate wholesale price. After looking over the information, Canadian River Art will determine whether the work(s) are appropriate for the gallery. If so, we will set up an in-person appointment with you.

If you are an artist and would like to consign your works with Canadian River Art, please email the following to shannon@canadianriverart.com: a letter of introduction, your artist statement, jpeg images of your works, and resume (include art training information, gallery representation, mediums in which you work, shows in which you have participated, awards, honors, and contact information). Please include a link to your website if available. CRA will determine whether your works are appropriate for the gallery. Once a decision has been made, CRA will contact you.


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