Lubbock Arts Festival goes “Out of this World!” “

For most of us, the idea of ​​visiting space is as fleeting as a rocket launch.

But the powerful curiosity for what lies outside this world – this vast universe that has always captivated the human imagination – remains.

Artists like Alan Bean, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Paul Calle imagined the great unknown as incalculably beautiful as the space itself. Inspired by this fascination with the Last Frontier, United Supermarkets presents the 43rd annual Lubbock Arts Festival, Out of This World! A celebration of outer space, astronauts and space travel on July 24-25 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

A special space exhibit by NASA artists awaits explorers of all ages, as well as featured artist Ashton Thornhill, photographer, photojournalist and teacher.

Original works by 75 visual artists from across the country will also be on display and for sale in the fields of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood and sculpture. A gallery of professional works with a jury will also be available, as well as works of art from schoolchildren in the region.

In addition, different stages will highlight the best local and regional talents. Finally, demonstrations of artists creating their work will take place as well as ten different “Kid Stops” offering “Take Home” activities linked to paid art.

The Lubbock Arts Festival, which promises to be an extraordinary event! experience, is only $ 5 for adults, and children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying accompanying adult.

The hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

General admission tickets are now available online through Select-Seat, 770-2000, Advance purchase of online ticketing encouraged. For more information on the Lubbock Arts Festival, contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance,, 806-744-ARTS (2787). In line with the most recent COVID-19 guidelines, festival safety protocols include improved civic center sanitation, required masking at certain special events, social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, and prepackaged art projects for children. children.

For an additional fee, guests can also enjoy two special events. Free entry to the Lubbock Arts Festival included with ticket purchase. Summer Sunshine Breakfast Saturday, July 24, 2021 9 to 10 a.m. 2/3 Banquet Hall Lubbock Memorial Civic Center In honor of Lou Dunn Diekemper for his support of art, education and education in the community, this event includes breakfast, music, a brief recognition ceremony, and early admission to the exhibit hall. Masks / face coverings required for the event. Social distancing in effect.

Tickets $ 40 (service charge included), Select A Seat (806) 770-2000 Dallas String Quartet Sunday, July 25, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater An international musical sensation, the Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) was founded in 2007 by violist Ion Zanca.

A fusion of classical and contemporary pop music, DSQ uses both traditional and electric strings to perform in a quartet with full drum and guitar accompaniment. Known for their eclectic interpretations, DSQ is Bach meets Bon Jovi. DSQ has over 30 million streams on Spotify, over 4 million views on YouTube, and receives over one million streams per week from its dedicated fans on Pandora.

They played for Presidents Bush and Obama, college football playoffs, NBA and NFL organizations.

The Wall Street Journal says DSQ is “not your grandmother’s string quartet.” Tickets $ 15 (service charge included), Select-A-Seat Lubbock (806) 700-2000. The doors open one hour before the appearance.

General admission seats. Social distancing in effect. The Lubbock Arts Festival is made possible by the sponsorship of Civic Lubbock, Inc. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts, a fund of the Community Foundation of West Texas.

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. This project is supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Dallas String Quartet will perform at the Lubbock Arts Festival.

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