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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

  • Celebración
    Dates: 16 Oct – 29 Nov, 2015
    Mariposa de Recuerdas by Katie Mills
    Mariposa de Recuerdas by Katie Mills, 2014

    Celebración is an annual exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This exhibit includes works from over 60 local, regional and national artists. Artists are challenged to create an expression of their interpretation of Día de los Muertos, by honoring departed ancestors, friends and family. Artists are not limited by choice of media, but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one.  Simultaneous with Celebración, The Buddy Holly Center's Foyer Gallery will exhibit Camposanto Suite: Art for Eternity photographs of cemeteries in northern New Mexico by Amarillo artist Jim Jordan.

    Join us for Lubbock’s citywide observance of this holiday - Procesión - an evening of activities coordinated with the International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University School of Art and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. Procesión is a progressive celebration that takes place this year on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:30 PM. The Buddy Holly Center will host live music and a make-and-take arts project. These events are free to the public. 2015 Procesión Event Schedule


Past Exhibitions