The Canadian Arts Alliance was organized in 1999 with two goals:
to enhance the educational experience of our school children
to enrich the cultural life of the community
In Cooperation with the Texas Commission on the Arts and with local artists, we provided programs for the local schools that emphasized the importance of art and music. Educational activities were followed by public performances. Additionally, CAA provides a scholarship each year to a graduating senior who has excelled in some form of the arts.
A major project of the Arts Alliance involved collaborating with local artist and craftsman Doug Ricketts in the design, construction, and exhibition of "Art from the Ruins." This exhibit consists of nine pieces of sculpture created from materials salvaged from an abandoned local homestead. Interwoven and integrated into the pieces are records, pictures, and family memorabilia that provide the viewer with an intimate look into the life of the family who lived there. The exhibit toured the Panhandle and is now on permanent display in the Lipscomb County Museum.