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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

    Recycled, Re-Seen
    December 5, 2014 – February 22, 2015

    The Buddy Holly Center announces Recycled, Re-Seen, a new exhibition displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition will feature the environmentally friendly work of five local artists: George D. Gray, Pat Maines, Larry Prcin, Chad Plunket and Jonathan Whitfill. Reduce, reuse and recycle takes on a new meaning as these artists re-see discarded materials and transform them into new works of art.  

Upcoming Exhibitions 

The Semi-Arid Landscape              
March 6, 2015 - April 19, 2015

An exhibition featuring works of art in various media that showcase the drama and the beauty of the semi-arid landscape.

West Texas Watercolor Society      
May 1, 2015 - June 14, 2015

The Buddy Holly Center will host the annual spring exhibition of the West Texas Watercolor Society.  Initially organized in 1962 and formally chartered by the State of Texas in 1973, the Society was instituted for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor painting.  Artists from across the region will present their creations in a wide range of watercolor styles and methods.