Buddy Holly Center
Where Art and Music Collide




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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays 
and City Holidays

Address & Phone Number
1801 Crickets Avenue 
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560


The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community. 

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc


Sky's the Limit Call for Entries

The Buddy Holly Center is now accepting entries for the Sky's the Limit exhibition to be on display August 3 - September 23, 2018 in the Fine Arts Gallery. Artists must RSVP by June 30, 2018 with artwork delivered by July 25, 2018. This exhibition is in celebration of the West Texas sky and is open to all media.

Artists may contact Jacqueline Bober, Curator, at (806) 775-3569 or jbober@mylubbock.us, to reserve their spot or for more information.

Sky's the Limit Call for Entries


Blue Star Museum Participation

The Buddy Holly Center announced their participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense, where more than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community—whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.

The Buddy Holly Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.buddyhollycenter.org or call (806) 775-3560.

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Current Exhibit - Repurposed
Repurposed Exhibit



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