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The Art Awaits You at This Year’s Lubbock Arts Festival

Take a walk on the colorful side at this year’s Lubbock Arts Festival.

Now in it’s 36th year, the Lubbock Arts Festival will be held from Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Visitors will encounter more than 150 visual artists from around the nation displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, leather, jewelry, glass, wood and sculpture.

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Our favorite part is being able to mix and mingle with many of the artists. They are always so welcoming and eager to talk about their work, their inspiration and more.

We spoke to Elizabeth Regnor, executive director of the Lubbock Arts Alliance, and she was pumped to give us the scoop on some of the live performances and special exhibits that will be on display.

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Guests will discover a number of different exhibits, including a special live demonstration of wood carving with a chainsaw. You read that right, a chainsaw!

Cam Dockery will work his woodcarving magic yielding nothing more than a chainsaw that can turn a tree into a stump in sheer seconds.

Another guest artist will be R.L. Blair. Blair is another wood sculptor who brings 30 plus years of experience to the table after falling in love with sculpting while growing up on a farm in Washington.

There will also be a special area just for the kiddos. The festival will cater to the kids with an interactive area that includes a book fair, musical performances, arts and crafts, as well as a special “Make and Take” event hosted by Home Depot.

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If that wasn’t enough, Ballet Lubbock will join in on the action that weekend as they host their spring performance of “Copellia.” You can find more information about the ballet by logging onto to Ballet Lubbock’s website.

So save the date and stop by the Lubbock Arts Festival website for more details.

Just the facts:

When:  Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 from 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

Cost: $4 adults and $2 for children 12 and under