Lubbock is known for being home to Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, but it is also rich in art, culture, and entertainment.
Lubbock’s Cultural District, which includes locations in the Depot District, Texas Tech’s campus, and Art District, is home to fine arts, museums, and musical performances.
The Lubbock Cultural District website describes the trendy area:
“The Lubbock Cultural District is where art and West Texas meet. Spanning over 1.42 square miles, Lubbock’s Cultural District gives West Texans the chance to experience culture and art in an authentic way.”
Lubbock is the birthplace of Rock and Roll Legend Buddy Holly, who left a cultural mark on this city. With a street named after him and a whole Buddy Holly Center devoted to his success, the city takes pride in its very own star.
The people of Lubbock incorporate music in their everyday lives and visitlubbock.org describes that perfectly.
“Live music can be heard from almost every door in the downtown Depot Entertainment District. The West Texas Walk of Fame and the Buddy Holly Center are proof of the talent cultivated in Lubbock, and this talent continues to grow through each generation and every strum on the guitar,” their website describes.
Although West Texas is not portrayed as a typical “artistic hub,” Lubbock is filled with many innovative artists. The art scene in Lubbock is very much alive, First Friday Art Trail and art galleries such as Charles Adams Gallery prove just that.
Many Tech students, including Alexandra Brown, have attended Lubbock’s artistic events.
“After attending First Friday Art Trail, I was inspired to explore my artistic abilities,” Brown said.
The art in Lubbock is not only found in museums and galleries, but on the streets as well.
The slideshow below shows some of the incredible murals on buildings around Lubbock.