Experience Lubbock at Home

Written By McKenna Dowdle

April 02, 2020

From virtual gallery tours to live-streamed classes and science experiments, your self-isolation can quickly turn into a Lubbock staycation. There are plenty of ways to stay in and explore the 806 – online! Check out our list of activities to do and videos to watch at home to help support local businesses, artists, museums and more! 

Don’t miss the Virtual First Friday Art Trail this Friday, April 3. PBS Texas Tech Public Media and LHUCA have partnered with local artists to bring an online rendition of the popular community event. Creators are invited to post their artwork throughout the day using #VirtualFirstFriday for the public to enjoy. 



  • Bring Lubbock’s local talent to life in your living room with virtual art projects and gallery tours of LHUCA on Facebook. With the Flatland Film Festival coming up in September, now is the perfect time to begin creating your short film to enter! 
  • The Texas Tech School of Art is virtually showcasing two exhibitions on the School of Art’s YouTube Channel. Additionally, a tour of the 33rd Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition is posted here
  • Don’t miss out on the Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery current exhibit, Revered, Reviled, Objectified! Take a virtual tour here.
  • Since we can’t make our way to campus to enjoy the TTU Public Art Tour, bring it home! Download the Texas Tech arTTrek mobile app to your phone or tablet and enjoy information on each of the pieces along with images. 


  • For a perfect date night activity, participate in local restaurants and wineries such as the Llano Estacado Winery, which posted a live video demonstrating wine and meal pairings. Follow along with the tips and tricks shared through video to make the perfect meal, drink or cheese board! 
  • Just because we are at home doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a “night in” at the Blue Light Live! Follow their social media for live-streamed shows. This is a great way to support local musicians. Grab the Burn Vodka and your favorite additions to concoct an authentic Blue Light Monday night. 
  • Grab your little ones and tune into the Science Spectrum’s live-streamed science classes and experiments on Facebook. The spectrum is also offering weekly activity kits available through curbside pickup.
  • If you are missing the Lubbock Community Theater, download their podcast, LCT’s 5 Till Placed, or wherever you stream podcasts. Each week they will sit down and give listeners a behind the scenes look at what is happening in community arts, how theater is changing in Lubbock and what it takes to produce a show. 
  • Calling ballerinas of all ages! Ballet Lubbock has released free, at-home classes on their website. Through this, dancers won’t miss a beat while social distancing. 

While you are exploring Lubbock online, support Lubbock’s local food and drink industry by ordering a curbside pickup or delivery from your favorite local restaurant. No matter the meal, our city is open to serve you. Visit our ever-growing list of closures, modified hours and delivery options for more details. 

There is so much to do and see virtually in the “Hub City” during this time of social distancing. Show us how you quarantine, 806-style using #LiveLoveLubbock! 



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