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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 Semi-Arid Landscape
    Start Date: March 06, 2015, 10:00 AM
    End Date: April 19, 2015, 5:00 PM
    Blue Peeking Through Gold by Kathryn Thomas
    Blue Peeking Through Gold by Kathryn Thomas

    The Buddy Holly Center announces The Semi-Arid Landscapea new exhibition that will be displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. Nearly 70 artists from across the region have contributed works of art in various media that showcase the drama and beauty of the semi-arid landscape.  

  • West Texas Watercolor Society
    Start Date: May 01, 2015, 10:00 AM
    End Date: June 14, 2015, 5:00 PM
    The Buddy Holly Center will host the annual spring exhibition of the West Texas Watercolor Society.  Initially organized in 1962 and formally chartered by the State of Texas in 1973, the Society was instituted for the purpose of promoting the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watercolor painting.  Artists from across the region will present their creations in a wide range of watercolor styles and methods.   

The Illuminance Photography Contest

Deadline for Entries Extended to April 1, 2015
Exhibit Dates June 26- August 15, 2015
Open to photographers of all levels. See Call for Entries for additional information.