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


  • The Buddy Holly Center Announces Borrowers
    Dates: 07 Apr – 21 May, 2017

    Borrow or Steal, Nature's Own Sanitation CrewThe Buddy Holly Center announces Borrowers, an exhibition presented by the Art League of West Texas Foundation. The exhibition features artwork in a variety of media and will be open in the Fine Arts Gallery on April 7 through May 21, 2017.

    A single word in the vocabulary can mean so many things to so many people. “Mooch”, “sponge”, “scrounge” and “pirate” are just a few words that can be to define a “borrower”. The Art League of West Texas Foundation presents an exhibition providing various interpretations of what a “borrower” is beyond the realm of the obvious.

    Organized in 2009, The Art League of West Texas Foundation supports regional artists through education, networking and exhibitions. They regularly host member exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.

Past Exhibitions