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Fine Arts Gallery

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 - 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts program to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language... It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. - Norman Cousins


Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • A Look Back: Vintage Works of the South Plains
    Dates: 29 Jan – 06 Mar, 2016
    The Hub (1978) by Clarence Kincaid, Jr.
    The Hub, by Clarence Kincaid, Jr. 1978.

    The Buddy Holly Center's Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to open 2016 with an exhibition celebrating works by the region's art pioneers. The artists featured were creators, educators and organizers, as well as some of the visionaries who laid the foundation for the South Plains Art Guild, and the Lubbock Art Association. Artwork on display was created in the 1940s-1970s, during a vibrant period of Lubbock's history marked by rapid growth and change.  

    Featured artists include Toni Arnett, Fred Beasley, Janie Beitler, Dorothy “Mac” Carow, Ray Collier, Sybil Dickey, Leo Bernice Fix, Thelma Clark Griggs, Paul Hanna, Bess Bigham Hubbard, Clarence Kincaid, Jr., Pat Krahn, Lois Lawrence, Conny McDonald Martin, Paul Milosevich, LaWanda Murfee, Etoile Narmour, Mona Pierce, Juanita Tittle Pollard, John Queen, Quepha Rawls, and Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser.

Past Exhibitions