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


  • Wheeler Brothers Retrospective: The Lubbock Years
    Dates: 04 Aug – 22 Sep, 2017

    A Wheeler Brothers RestrospectiveThe Buddy Holly Center announces A Wheeler Brothers Retrospective: The Lubbock Years. The exhibition will open on August 4 in the Fine Arts Gallery and be on display until September 22, 2017.

    This dynamic exhibition showcases the work of artist-brothers Jeff and Bryan Wheeler, who were a driving force in the Lubbock art scene over the last two decades. Curated from work completed over this time, “The Lubbock Years” features individual and collaborative paintings, drawings, collages, ceramics, sculpture, photographs, and prints that, as art critic Rainey Knudson wrote, “deliberately climbs into the crusty skin of every hackneyed Texas stereotype and turns it inside out, into something wild, exuberant, fresh and new.”

    The opening of the show, during the August First Friday Art Trail, will be accompanied by live music in the Meadows Courtyard, throughout the evening. Los SOB’s, featuring Bryan Wheeler, will perform from 6:00-7:30pm and Texas music icon, Butch Hancock will perform from 7:30-9:00pm.

    On Sunday, August 6 at 2:00pm, we invite the public to join us in the Fine Arts Gallery for a very special Gallery Talk, hosted by brothers, Bryan and Jeff Wheeler. Guests will have the opportunity to visit with the artists about their years of art collaboration in Lubbock and hear about their plans for the future. Following the gallery talk, the Buddy Holly Center will host a reception for the artists and visitors.

Past Exhibitions