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


  • Human/Animal/Allegorical: The Bronze Sculpture of Garland Weeks
    Dates: 02 Dec, 2016 – 12 Feb, 2017

    Thy Father’s Hand, Bronze, 36”x48”x55”

    The Buddy Holly Center will host the exhibition Human/Animal/Allegorical: The Bronze Sculpture of Garland Weeks. Weeks graduated from Texas Tech University with an Agricultural Economics degree in 1967. He began sculpting as a hobby in 1970 and continued to moonlight in this activity while he was actively engaged in the cattle feeding industry. He took the plunge into making art full time in 1978 and has never looked back. Weeks delights in the natural forms, emotions and nuances of Mother Nature, which act as constant sources of inspiration for his sculptures.  Referred to as the “Sculptor of the West”, Weeks is one the nation’s most acclaimed contemporary figurative sculptors.

Past Exhibitions