Why should you bring your artwork to Lubbock?
Because we are the home of Buddy Holly, Mac Davis, Waylon Jennings, Joe Ely, Glenna Goodacre, Eddie Dixon, Jaston Williams, Barry Corbin, Susan Graham, and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks! Pretty cool, huh?
Lubbock has a population of 230,000 and serves as the regional education and medical ‘hub’ for West Texas. In fact, we have three major universities in Lubbock; the largest of which, Texas Tech University, has undergraduate/graduate programs, a law school AND medical school. We have also been selected as “100 Best Communities for Young People” by ING.
You can “Tour Texas.”
There are plenty of other great shows around the time of the Lubbock Arts Festival. So spend some time in the Lone Star state and enjoy the bluebonnets of the Hill Country along the way!
You can “Beat The Heat.”
The Lubbock Arts Festival is 100% indoors. YEP, you read that right . . .our event is held in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center which has AIR CONDITIONING and NO porta potties (only indoor plumbing for our artists)!! We also let you pull up and unload right at the back door of the Civic Center – heck, we will even let you park right next to the Civic Center in a reserved lot for the duration of the show.
Artists like us.
Why? Aside from our witty prose, we bring lots of people through the doors and provide artist perks such as dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday; private hospitality room; event security that stays overnight; discounted rates at our host hotel; and $50,000 worth of advertising (we have even won a marketing awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association for our event program, website, and sponsor gifts). Most of all, and most importantly, we are just really nice people who want you to be successful!
Check out what artists said about our show in 2018
Great turnout! Good Qualified Buyers!D. Howard
WOW! All of the combined events made for a buying crowd.G. Chaffin
Very well organized . . . Everything geared to artist. Thank you!J. Waldrop
It is great to be indoors in windy weather.S. Elliot
What are we looking for in an artist?
We are looking for artists with great original work who are passionate about what they do. We want friendly artists who will interact with buyers (this is West Texas after all) and don’t have panic attacks when children are in their booth (we have a lot of professionals that have children in our community). We also have activities like Music Stages, Children’s Art Area, and food vendors that help keep patrons at the event for an extended period of time. So set back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere!
41st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
April 13-14, 2019
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Tickets available at the door
$4 for adults
Children 12 and under FREE (when accompanied by an adult)