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

  • Celebración 2016
    Dates: 07 Oct – 13 Nov, 2016
    Morning Coffee
    Morning Coffee by June Musick

    Celebración is an annual exhibition of artwork, hosted by The Buddy Holly Center, exploring the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This exhibit includes works by local, regional and national artists, working in the medium of their choice, and sharing their interpretation of Día de los Muertos.

    Día de los Muertos blends the Catholic traditions of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day (November 1st & 2nd) with pre-Columbian concepts of death that have been a part of Mexican society since Aztec times.  Modern traditional Día de los Muertos festivities take place on November 1st and 2nd, and are a time of remembrance, reunion and feasting. Artists are not limited by choice of media, but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one.

    Participating artists include: Future Akins, Leslie Albarra, Carolina Arellanos, Andrea Arredondo, Rosemarie Astwood, Cassandra Blake, Cat Boucher, Harrison Bucy, John Chinn, Petra Clary, Shirley Crow, Justin Deurmyer, Diane Doty, Tricia Earl, Stacy Elko, Stacy Esquibel, Wayne Greene, Yvonne Armitage Greene, Paula Hanna, Valerie Komkov Hill, Bette Hope,  John Hope, Miriam Jeffreys, Jim Jordan, Leann Lamb-Vines, Pat and Mike Maines, Chester Marston, Hope McGlone, Jessica Murph, June Musick, David Pike, April Pilley, Susan Pollard, Annalee Schubert, Letitia Simpson, Renee Steger Simpson, Donniece Smith, Karma Smith, Christena Stephens and Angela Vasquez.

    Celebraciόn will be on display October 7 – November 13, 2016 in the Fine Arts Gallery.

  • Procesiόn on October 28th at the Buddy Holly Center
    Dates: 20 – 28 Oct, 2016

    The Buddy Holly Center annually participates in Lubbock's citywide observance of the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, by serving as a host location for Procesiόn with the TTU International Cultural Center, TTU School of Art and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). Procesiόn will be October 28, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. between the four locations, and is free to the public.

    Procesiόn schedule:
     - TTU International Cultural Center: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
     - TTU School of Art: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
     - LHUCA: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
     - Buddy Holly Center: 6:30–9:30 p.m.

    At the Buddy Holly Center, there will be papel picado craft activities for all ages and face painting in the Interactive Space.  There will also be a free street taco bar and cash bar. Juan y Sus Favoritos will perform Tejano music in the Meadows Courtyard from 6:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.

    Celebraciόn will be displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition includes artwork from local, regional and national artists. Artists are asked to interpret Día de los Muertos by creating works honoring departed ancestors, friends, family and even pets. The exhibition will have both 3-D and 2-D works on display in a variety of mediums.

    Procesiόn at the Buddy Holly Center 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
    There will be free craft activities for all ages, a taco bar and a cash bar.

    Juan y Sus Favoritos- Performing Tejano music in the Meadows Courtyard from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Past Exhibitions