First Friday Art Trail
November is the 36th monthly Art Trail

Lubbock Galleries, Businesses and Restaurants Join Together for
First Friday Art Trail on November 2

First Friday Art Trail showcases fabulous works of art, much of which is created locally in the unique and inspiring galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants of downtown Lubbock and throughout our city. Participating galleries, studios, businesses and restaurants include Alderson Subaru, Art Depot, Art on Texas Avenue, Buddy Holly Center, Charles Adams Gallery, Downtown Underground, Ediblemetal Gallery, Hard Tops Gallery, International Cultural Center, J&B Coffee, La Diosa Cellars, Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, Tornado Gallery, Stray Dog Gallery and The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. NEWLY joining us this month as permanent venues are Science Spectrum, Red Carpet Restaurant and Bergman’s/Nancy’s Gems.

From the Depot District to the Civic Center District to Texas Tech University and beyond, art “trailers” can easily follow the trail on their own with maps provided at each location, or hop aboard the First Friday trolleys. The four roving trolleys will each provide short routes in the downtown area only. Catch the trolleys at any of your favorite downtown locations, and find ample parking and numerous trolleys at Hard Tops Gallery.

Exceptional art adorns the walls and spaces of Lubbock’s fascinating gallery community. Enjoy a Friday evening after work, after dinner or make an entire evening of delighting in the paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, mixed media and music. The event is free and open to the public, and many of the venues serve refreshments.

Funding for First Friday Art Trail is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock as recommended by the Lubbock Arts Alliance, Inc.

For further information about First Friday Art Trail, call 762-8606.


First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a trolleyteer on each trolley who is a treaure trove of information about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and who will help you navigate FFAT with ease!

TROLLEY 90 roves to LHUCA, Downtown Underground, Art on Texas Avenue, Art Depot and Tornado Gallery

TROLLEY 91 roves to Hard Tops, Alderson, Stray Dog, Downtown Underground, Red Carpet, LHUCA

TROLLEY 92 roves to Hard Tops, Stray Dog, Art on Texas Avenue, Art Depot, and Buddy Holly Center

TROLLEY 93 roves to LHUCA, Red Carpet, Buddy Holly Center, Tornado Gallery, Hard Tops and Alderson


ALDERSON SUBARU, 1120 19th St., is showing Angela Adams’ watercolors, Rania K.’s jewelry and paintings and Evan Sanford’s paintings. 723.8100

ART DEPOT/ART DEPOT ANNEX, 1717 Texas Ave., presents "Camp Marfa: Selected Works," 'an amazing, celebratory exhibition of Texas Art' curated by Houston artist Wayne Gilbert. Over 30 works from the "Camp Marfa" show held in Marfa, TX last month will be on exhibit, including veteran artists showing throughout the nation mixed with the young, up-and-coming artists in the Texas art scene. Artworks on view are by national and international artists such as Mel Chin, Ken Little, Sharon Kopriva, Wayne Gilbert, Otto McKay, Bill Hailey, Ryan Geiger, Michael Collins, B.C. Gilbert, Linda Hofheinz, Ann Harithas, Gary Sweeny, Gabreila Trzebinski, Ramzy Telley and too many others to mention! The exhibition includes local artists Brian and Jeffery Wheeler, Ken Dixon, Ryder Richards, William Cannings and Anne Longo. 790.5508

ART ON TEXAS AVENUE, 1506 Texas Ave. (15th and Texas), has TTU School of Art graduate student Staci Johnston-Powers’ acrylic paintings; Slaton High School, Frenship Terra Vista Middle School and Frenship High School student art projects, Gale Webb’s mixed media works and Patricia Nix-Hand’s embellished limited editions prints on canvas. 745.2687

BERGMAN'S/NANCY'S GEMS, 3838 50th St., NEW to FFAT as a permanent venue, Nancy's Gems has re-located to the beautiful Bergman's women's clothing store! Artist Benna Ellis wil show stained glass windows and jewelry for the debut exhibition of this new FFAT venue. 799.8404

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER, 1801 Crickets Ave., is part of the annual Dia de los Muertos procession and will show "Celebracion," an exhibition of works in response to the history and meaning to Day of the Dead by artists throughout the U.S., as well as a performance by Ixcalli in Nanantzin, Aztec dancers from Taos, N.M. in the Meadows Courtyard. Open until 10pm! 775.3560

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY, 4210 82nd St., is showing recent work in mixed media jewelry/small sculpture by Steve Stevens, Professor Emeritus of the TTU School of Art. Open 10am-6pm daily. 788.1008

DOWNTOWN UNDERGROUND, 1406 Texas Ave., will exhibit Don Armstead’s collages and assemblages; Pat Brown’s clay sculpture; José Cardenas’ Surreal monochromatic paintings; Ann Carter’s paintings of vintage trucks; Lynn Day’s life-sized metal sculpture; Jonathan Franke’s intense watercolor paintings; La Donna Knudsen’s cowgirl silver jewelry; Donna Kopp’s rooster paintings; Lyndie Lindley’s multi-media acrylic paintings; Hilton McLaurin’s Colorado landscape paintings; Pauline Mills’ glass collage, wall hangings and vibrant paintings; Kim Todd’s jewelry and Scott White’s stylistic Southwest paintings. 241.8666

EDIBLEMETAL GALLERY, 2701 North Frankford Ave., Studio #1, will feature an ongoing display of collaborative works in steel and fused glass by Charise Knudson and Kate Williams. Artistic gift items for the holiday season will also be available. Open 6pm-midnight for FFAT! 747.0600

HARD TOPS GALLERY, 2228 Buddy Holly Ave., will exhibit the works of local artists Renee Steger Simpson, Gyna Cole and Rod Fields. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Lubbock songstress Lindi. Steger Simpson will be showcasing some new creations in watercolors, acrylics and mixed media; Cole will be displaying her Art D’ Cuisine, literally the ‘art of food’ that is as delicious as it is beautiful; and Rod Fields’ life casts will be debuted. Please be advised that some of the works on display contain partial nudity. 793.6950

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER, 601 Indiana Ave. (on the TTU campus), is part of the annual Dia de los Muertos procession and will show artwork in a variety of media by Richard Ashmore, Roberto Castillon, Dan English, Ginny Mahan, Lesley Nowlin, Alice Parsley, Shannon Samson, Anne Solomon, Jeff Whitley and others. A music performance by Mariachi Amistad and an ofrenda tribute to Ingmar Bergman will also be part of the festivities. Open 5-7pm. 742.2974

J&B COFFEE, 2701 26th St., will show "Portraits, Paintings and Murals," works in acrylic media by Melissa Minnix. 796.1114

LA DIOSA CELLARS, 901 17th St., will exhibit expressionistic acrylic and oil paintings by Kelli Kondelis, with live music by acoustic jazz group Cold Sweat. This venue charges a $5.00 cover after 8pm. 744.3600

LANDMARK ARTS GALLERY - TTU SCHOOL OF ART GALLERIES, 2801 18th St., (on the TTU campus, 18th & Flint), is part of the annual Dia de los Muertos procession and has an exhibiton of works in painting, ceramics and photography on the Day of the Dead theme. 742.3825 x226

LUBBOCK MUNICIPAL GARDEN & ARTS CENTER (GAC), 4215 Unversity Ave., will feature a group membership exhibition of works by the Plains Art Association of Plainview, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and china painting medias. The Plains Art Association of Plainview was formed in the 1950’s and presently has more than 25 members from Plainview, Lubbock, Amarillo, Olton, Hale Center, Abernathy, Tulia, Happy and Kress. The art work of students from GAC Instructor and Plains Art Association of Plainview member Jean Green will be on display in the GAC lobby. 767.3724

LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, is part of the annual Dia de los Muertos procession and will show "Where the Spirit Left," a solo photography show by Melinda Harvey of roadside cross memorials and a group student exhibition of works on the Day of the Dead theme by Preston Smith Elementary, All Saints Episcopal, Lubbock High and J.T. Hutchison Middle Schools in honor of this event. Also opening is "The Best of Toni Arnett," a solo exhibition of paintings by this artist, and the annual West Texas Watercolor Society membershi group show. See a demonstration by Patricia Brown and an exhibition of hand-made jewelry by Brown and Cecily Maples, and sign up for classes and studio time in the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio! 762.8606

RED CARPET RESTAURANT, NEWLY joining FFAT as a permanent venue, will show photographs bu Cortney Russell. 747.0047

SCIENCE SPECTRUM & OMNI THEATER, 2579 South Loop 289, NEWLY joining FFAT as a permanent venue, will present an exhibition entitled "The Science of Art and Nature." Showing on the Omnimax screen are three features including "The Wild Chimpanzee," call for showtimes and prices. 745.2525

STRAY DOG GALLERY, 1917 Buddy Holly Ave., is showing "Scape of Mind," an exhibition in which artists and TTU School of Art students Chisum Justus and Rene Rocha will address the process of destruction versus reconstruction and the relationship between natural and synthetic occurrences through their drawings and paintings. Open until 10pm! 283.3332

TORNADO GALLERY, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue, has Karen Wiley's oils, acrylics and found object assembelages; Lindie Lindly’s mixed media and prints; Jennifer Maze’s photography; Poppaclutch’s acrylics and mixed media AND will be showing a Día de los Muertos altar by Myra Elias de Rodriguez, with pieces by Omar Rodriguez, Roy Rios, Larry Simmons and others from Tornado Gallery's family of supporters. Open 6pm-midnight EVERY Friday and Saturday! 747.3118

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