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May 3, 2013

First Friday Adventures

When was the last time you completely engaged all of your five senses? Think about it. Each day you engage them in some particular way, but when you mix them together, you have a recipe for an amazing experience. That’s where Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail (FFAT) comes in.

blog 1Located in the corner of downtown Lubbock, aged brick roads will lead you to the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA). A catalyst for the local art community, LHUCA is the gathering point for FFAT. The event is held the first Friday of every month and runs continually from 6 to 9 p.m. Although there is no official start or end to the event, we suggest you find parking at LHUCA and start your adventure from there. If you’d like a map, you can find it here.

 Now that you’re acquainted with the scene, mix and mingle your way through the entire LHUCA campus that features various galleries, exhibits and hands-on activities. From world-class oil on canvas paintings, to original works of art by 5-year-old Monet’s to be, FFAT is a melting pot that’s suitable for all ages. From there, hop on the shuttle, chat it up with other First Fridayers and enjoy!

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Some of our favorite stops along the trail include the Charles Adams Gallery, the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio, the Tornado Gallery and the many rotating exhibits at the Texas Tech School of Art.

Hungry? Stop by Triple J Chophouse and Brew Co. for a bite and a cold ale that’s brewed in-house. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, say hello to our friends at La Diosa Cellars and enjoy some Spanish style tapas. Here’s a tip…their sangria goes down smooth with anything on the menu.

FFAT gives you the rare opportunity to really engage all your senses. From the sight of each delicately placed brush stroke, to the sounds of the funky band playing outside a gallery window, this monthly event is everything you want it to be and more.

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So what are you waiting for? Save the date and get your art on at the next First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock, Texas.