On the first Friday of April, the Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail, an event held on the first Friday of every month in venues around the city. Galleries, restaurants, and businesses open FREE of charge to display local and regional visual and performing art. A free trolley service to and from venues will be offered.
The First Friday Art Trail works to promote art and outreach within the community of Lubbock by providing an opportunity to enjoy fine art, entertainment and refreshments. On April 5, 2013 the Center will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits. There will be FREE admission and refreshments. A cash bar will also be provided.
In Meadows Courtyard at the Buddy Holly Center there will be a series of poetry readings by Jak's Line-A Poetry Group and music from Curtis Peoples. In the Education Space patrons will be able to make pinch and coil pots with clay. Featured in the Fine Art Gallery is the new exhibition Political Discourse by Zach Tate. Tate is in his last semester of graduate school at Texas Tech University. He received his BFA in Ceramics from Missouri State University in Springfield in 2008. After graduating from Missouri State, Tate has taken several opportunities to travel and work in the ceramic field. Tate has been in numerous national and international exhibitions and continues to be a contributing writer for several publications including Ceramics Technical, Studio Potter, and The Log Book. Tate will be available to visit with patrons during the Art Trail.
Displayed in the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame Gallery is the exhibition, Walk of Fame II – The Crickets. This rotating exhibition highlights individuals inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame, now located across the street from the Buddy Holly Center. The second installment features photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia of The Crickets: Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan and Sonny Curtis.