At the beginning of every month, the lively art community of Lubbock is celebrated with the First Friday Art Trail (FFAT). This unique cultural experience is a blend of the Hub City’s best art, music, food and drink. Whether you are an art connoisseur or have a newfound love of the arts, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
FFAT is primarily located in the Lubbock Cultural District with official venues from 19th street to downtown. You can gallery hop with the free trolley service and see all the different exhibit features around town. If you’re 21, you can sip on wine as you take in the array of artistic styles. Also, be sure to come hungry because some of Lubbock’s best food trucks will be there!
At the FFAT you do more than just look at art. At many exhibits, the artist is actually present. This gives you a unique opportunity to discuss with the artist about their works and processes. Often, artists have live art that you can interact with as well. If you’re into dancing, FFAT can also fill this need. With live music featuring local artists, you can dance the night away!
When you think of art, of course you think of visuals, but there are so many different kinds featured at FFAT. From outdoor murals to metal works and traditional oil paintings, First Friday is a feast for the eye. And don’t forget to bring your crew because you’re sure to find endless Instagram-able moments at FFAT.
First Friday Art Trail is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. With so many components rolled into one event, the only way to truly understand the diversity of First Friday is by experiencing it yourself.
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