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

  • Art League of West Texas
    Dates: 06 May – 12 Jun, 2016
    Dreaming of Wonderland-Leada Wood
    Dreaming of Wonderland by Leada Wood

    Spring 2016 Exhibition Theme: Bunnies and Hares... Do You Dare?

    The Art League of West Texas is a nonprofit organization that supports artists through education, networking and exhibition while sharing the experience of visual arts with the West Texas community.  This exhibition will feature artworks in various media and styles. Please join us at The Buddy Holly Center for First Friday Art Trail on Friday, May 6th from 6 - 9 PM.

  • Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock
    Dates: 01 Jul – 11 Sep, 2016
    Tina Turner, Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Photograph by Anastasia Pantsios
    Tina Turner, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio: June 18, 1984 - photographed by Anastasia Pantsios, courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Buddy Holly Center is thrilled to host this traveling exhibition from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that features over 40 images by photographer Anastasia Pantsios. Beginning with a 1969 portrait of Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane and continuing through contemporary star Gwen Stefani, the exhibition features photos of Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Bjork, Melissa Etheridge, Patti Smith, Tina Turner, and many more notable rockers.

Past Exhibitions