Tag: Art

2017 National Travel & Tourism Week

It’s National Travel & Tourism Week! During the first full week of May each year, the nation joins together to celebrate the tourism industry. The U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 to designate this week for cities to recognize the local economic impact of tourism. What does that mean in Lubbock? An astounding 5.81

6 Essential Tips for Visiting the First Friday Art Trail

Here in the “Hub City,” a night at First Friday Art Trail (FFAT) is filled with thousands of visitors every month looking for a unique cultural experience comprised of art, music, food and wine. Hosted in the Lubbock Cultural District, FFAT is an art lover’s dream and inspires the artistic eye for anyone doubting their

Step Into Lubbock Culture

To experience Lubbock, you gotta walk the walk. Whether you hike, bike or are just an experienced “art walker,” there are plenty of ways to experience our city. Lace up your shoes, grab the family and head outside to get your steps (and a lotta culture). Texas Tech Public Art Collection (2500 Broadway) Average Steps:

Live Love Lubbock with Ryan Todd Garza

Ryan Todd Garza is a local photographer, producer and songwriter who has recently returned home from L.A. My icebreaker question to Ryan was, “What is your favorite reptile?” He answered, “An iguana. We had one in elementary school, and he taught me that it’s okay to be yourself and just relax under the heat lamp sometimes.” We

Confessions from Lubbock Legends

For our 2017 Visitor’s Guide, we interviewed a few of our favorite legends to get the artists’ scoop on all things Lubbock. See how they answered below:   See William Clark Green at his annual Street Party in April hosted outside The Blue Light Live. Hear more from David Gaschen. See how we gave Don Caldwell

Live Love Lubbock with Mary Ruth Matthews

Known to her friends as M.R., Mary Ruth Matthews is a true patron of the Lubbock arts, from wine and letterpress to coffee and music legends. You can find her leading brainstorms and making friends downtown throughout the week and at Ralph’s Records on the weekend. She tells us all about her favorite artist, the new

6 Ways to Celebrate Love in Lubbock

It’s hard to believe the day of love is just around the corner. We all know the feelings this holiday can bring, the excitement, the doom and everything in between. However, over the years, Valentine’s Day has evolved as people have started to make it their own. Shout out to you, “Galentines.” This has me asking,

New In Lubbock – January

Whether it’s counting your steps or just your blessings, everyone has a New Year’s resolution, including some new businesses in Lubbock. We’ve just begun the new year, and three new business have already opened their doors. Here’s a look at what’s new in the Lubbock. BurgerFi Already growing in popularity, this burger joint lets you

12 Days of Christmas: The Lubbock Edition

‘Tis the season for Christmas presents, stocking stuffers and, of course, for Christmas carols. To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve taken one of the most popular holiday tunes and given it a distinctly Lubbock twist. On the first day of Christmas, Lubbock gave to me, lots of arts and culture to

6 Reasons We’re Thankful for Lubbock

Thanksgiving includes so many things we love, family, friends and the obvious, food. Here at Visit Lubbock, we’re especially thankful for this great city we call home and the community that makes it such a wonderful place to live and visit. Here are just a few reasons we’re thankful for the “Hub City” this year.