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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.


  • Currently on Display

    October 17 – November 23, 2014

    The Buddy Holly Center is proud to announce the opening of Celebraciόn, an annual invitational exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Día de los Muertos blends the Catholic traditions of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 1st & 2nd) with pre-Columbian concepts of death that have been a part of Mexican society since Aztec times.  Modern traditional Día de los Muertos festivities take place on November 1st and 2nd, and are a time of remembrance, reunion and feasting. The exhibition includes artwork from local, national and international artists.  Artists are asked to interpret Día de los Muertos by creating works honoring departed ancestors, friends and family.  

Upcoming Exhibitions 


Recycled, Re-seen 
December 5, 2014 - February 22, 2015

Reduce, reuse, recycle. For the five local artists in this exhibition, that expression takes on new meaning as they re-see discarded materials and transform them into works of art.