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


  • TRANSFORMED:Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts Exhibit
    Dates: 21 Feb – 26 Mar, 2017

    The Buddy Holly Center Announces

    TRANSFORMED: Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts

    Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Caprock Art Quilters   

      Texas Terrian 

    “Texas Terrain” by Jean C.R. Grimes


    The Buddy Holly Center announces TRANSFORMED: Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts, an exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Caprock Art Quilters. The exhibition will open in the Fine Arts Gallery on February 21 and run through March 26, 2017.


    Recycling is a well-known tradition in quilting, taking fabric from worn out clothing, blankets, and even feed sacks, and creating something gloriously new, well crafted, and carefully designed, for utilitarian and decorative purposes. Upcycling is a newer concept and often turns the humble, the forgotten, and occasionally the unusual, into a work of aesthetic value in unexpected ways. Nontraditional and sometimes overlooked materials are given a focus that allows them to be perceived with fresh eyes.


    In each of the art quilts on display, the artist has reached beyond the traditional piecing and layering of fabric and explored new territory. Something has been preserved, something has been renewed, and something has been re-envisioned.


    The Caprock Art Quilters is celebrating ten years as a regional networking group of fiber artists. As a circle of the national group, Studio Art Quilters Association, members from West Texas and Eastern New Mexico exhibit locally, nationally and internationally to inspire awareness of the contemporary quilt as an art form

Past Exhibitions