Hours & Location
511 Ave. K
Lubbock, TX 79401
LHUCA Galleries - Free admission; donations are welcome.
Tuesday 11 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday 11 AM - 5 PM - First Friday Art Trail, 6 - 9 PM on the first Friday of every month
Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM - Check our Calendar, free art activities every Saturday!
Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio
Tuesday 1 - 9 PM
Wednesday 1 - 9 PM
Thursday 1 - 9 PM - Taste of Clay, free open studio sessions 6 - 9 PM
Friday 1 - 5 PM
Saturday 1 - 5 PM
Sunday 1 - 5 PM
Administrative offices are open Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 5 PM. LHUCA’s Graffiti Education Building and Christine DeVitt Icehouse are open during scheduled classes and events. For information on rentals or to set up an appointment to view available spaces, please contact Lyndsey Walton, email@example.com or call (806) 762-8606.
LHUCA began as the Lubbock Regional Arts Center (LRAC) in 1997. The City of Lubbock deeded the vacant Fire Department Administration Building to LRAC in 2000, in alignment with its goal to create an arts and entertainment district in the downtown area. A capital campaign was launched, and the facility was enlarged and renovated between 2003 and 2005. LRAC was renamed the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in honor of our co-founder in 2004.
Today, LHUCA is recognized as a driving force behind the downtown revitalization plan using the arts to stimulate economic development. Creating this visual and performing arts center in the heart of the future Lubbock Cultural District helped foster a thriving arts community. LHUCA has a broad-based constituency, due in part because it is the organizer of the First Friday Art Trail, a 15-year community-wide event that brings 3,000 plus people each month to the LHUCA campus. The center also partners with numerous departments at Texas Tech University, local nonprofits, and local K-12 programs. Each year, 55,000 people benefit from our programs and services.
LHUCA’s main building houses four art gallery spaces that host over 20 exhibitions annually featuring regional, national, and international artists. Concerts, dance, theatrical and film programs are held in our 159-seat Firehouse Theatre. Our Clay Studio has the best equipped community facilities in the region. In addition, the campus contains the multipurpose Christine DeVitt Icehouse, the Graffiti Education Building, and an outdoor plaza with stage. The plaza amenities were constructed through a $100,000 grant from Texas Commission on the Arts that was matched by corporate and individual donations. Check out our Calendar above for information on current and upcoming events at LHUCA.