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Lubbock Arts Alliance Celebrating 50 Years

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The Lubbock Arts Alliance, formerly know as the Lubbock Cultural Affairs Council, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Texas nonprofit corporation on March 27, 1969. For the last 50 years, the Lubbock Arts Alliance has fostered the creation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts by ensuring that the community has a vibrant, growing, and accessible art scene.

By supporting local artists and arts organizations, generating positive publicity and support for the arts, and creating educational art opportunities, the Arts Alliance has established Lubbock as a regional arts destination for visitors and a dynamic presence in the lives of those who call the city home.

Comprised of the same staff since 2004, the Lubbock Arts Alliance consistently brings the arts and outside resources together to achieve tangible results. The organization:

Produces the largest celebration of the arts in our community, the award-winning Lubbock Arts Festival.  The event has received four grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for bringing the arts to underserved audiences.

Provides management for the vibrant Cultural District in downtown Lubbock, which has garnered State of Texas Cultural District Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts.  Lubbock’s Cultural District has received two, highly competitive grants from Texas Commission on the Arts.

Coordinates Take in the Local Color! Lubbock Artist Studio Tour, comprised of 55 visual artists and 10 different studios.

Provides free after school art programs to low income, minority children at the Guadalupe-Parkway Centers. This program received one of only twenty grants awarded by Texas Women for the Arts in 2017.


The Charter of the Lubbock Arts Alliance since 1969

The purpose of which is to:
Encourage cultural programs for all those who care about the arts;
Promote education for appreciation and participation in the arts;
Make the arts accessible to all persons in every walk of life;
Raise the level of quality of the arts presented to the public.

Such cultural program shall include, but shall not be limited to music, theatre and drama groups, dance, painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, and horticulture. To achieve such objectives the Lubbock Arts Alliance shall stimulate public interest and co-operation through radio, television, other new media and public assemblies and by promoting and encouraging all aspects of a cultural program by continually improving education for appreciation of the arts through Lubbock educational and art institutions; and by developing and maintaining a program to attract and retain resident artists, writers and performers. The Lubbock Arts Alliance shall be responsible for planning and building a well rounded community cultural program and for co-ordinating not only the Lubbock area program but also inter-city and inter-regional programs.

The Lubbock Cultural District

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Want to know all the art, music, dance, theater, and history that is going on in Lubbock?

Then our Lubbock Cultural District website, Facebook page and smart phone app is the perfect thing for you!


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. Some of our facilities include Lubbock Ranching Heritage Center, Museum of Texas Tech, The Buddy Holly Center and much more.

From fine arts to musical performances, the Lubbock Cultural District has everything you’re looking for. Various festivals and events happen year-round, giving everyone a chance to experience what the Lubbock Cultural District has to offer.

Why we love the arts.

The arts are an incredible thing. They give people hope, life, meaning and more. Through the arts, history and culture, we meet and create an incredible experience for everyone involved. The arts are for everyone. From dance to music to fine art, everyone can find something they love.

We are honored to help bring culture and art to Lubbock. West Texas is full of creative, lively and expressive people. The Lubbock Cultural District reflects the history and people within this great city.



cul•tur•al dis•trict | noun

a defined geographic area which encourages the use of arts, culture and entertainment for
the purpose of economic and community development.



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Amazon Smile

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Lubbock Arts Alliance and Amazon Smile

Shop Here

Help support the Lubbock Arts Alliance’s projects – ARTadventures! art education and outreach, Lubbock Arts Festival, and Local Color Studio Tour – by purchasing your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Lubbock Arts Alliance every time you shop at, at no cost to you.  We thank you for your support!

What is Amazon Smile?

​AmazonSmile is’s way of donating money to non-profit organizations. They do this through the AmazonSmile Foundation.

When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Lubbock Arts Alliance. Be sure to use for your purchases to count towards the donation.

How do I select the Lubbock Arts Alliance to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection of the Lubbock Arts Alliance, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.


Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on, and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to the top of this page (or our home page) and click on SHOP HERE.  You can also go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. This will send you to an Amazon login page. From here you log into your account as usual.


Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.


How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.


Flatland Film Festival 2018

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Parkway Sommerville Center children stand with their instructors in front of the Flatland Film Festival screen before their big debut.

For nearly fifty years, the Lubbock Arts Alliance has championed the vital role of the arts in our community in many ways including the Flatland Film Festival. Through ARTadventures!, the Arts Alliance provides an art education program to nurture self-expression and self-confidence in many of our most vulnerable children. The artistic excellence of the ARTadventures! program has been recognized by Texas Women for the Arts. To learn more about our work, please visit us at

The Lubbock Arts Alliance made it possible for 16 children from the Parkway Sommerville Center to work with professional filmmaker, Torico Price, for three weeks this summer. As a result of his tutorage during the program, the children learned to write, act, and record their creative stories into short films including a horror flick! After all their hard work, the kids had not only a private  screening but their films were also screened at this year’s Flatland Film Festival in Lubbock, Texas.

Enjoy the creations of our students below!