The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

Welcome to LHUCA

Welcome to LHUCA, a non-profit arts center located in the heart of Downtown Lubbock. Presenting visual, performing, film, and literary arts for viewers of all ages is central to our mission. At LHUCA, we use the arts to enrich lives and create community. Together we make life better.

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Held from 6-9 p.m., rain or shine, on the first Friday of every month.

First Friday Art Trail

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art happening that has taken Lubbock to the forefront of the Texas art scene.

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Inspiring our community through the Ceramic Arts.

Clay Studio

The Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio is a working studio open to the public through classes, workshops, and studio memberships.

roleplay at lhuca

Have you ever wanted to be a legendary sorcerer, a mischievous villain, or a roguish folk hero?

Roleplay at LHUCA

Roll initiative is a beginner-friendly introduction to tabletop roleplaying games (TTPRGs), like Dungeons and Dragons.

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LHUCA is hosting a bi-weekly Figure Drawing Session for artists in the Lubbock community

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing session is an opportunity for artists to convene, create, and receive and offer critiques during a 3 hour session. Sessions will feature live models!


Our Galleries

LHUCA features four galleries that host over 25 exhibitions annually.

First Friday Art Trail

FFAT is a free, self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District.

Exhibitions in the LHUCA Galleries

Our galleries serve as a stage for local, national and internationally known artists. LHUCA Galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission is always free and viewers of all ages are welcome!

Belonging – Contemporary Native Ceramics from the Southern Plains

February 2, 2024 - March 30, 2024
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall and the Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery

LISD Youth Art Month

March 1, 2024 - March 30, 2024
Martin McDonald Hall

Shawn Camp – Phase Transitions

March 1, 2024 - April 27, 2024
John F. Lott Gallery

Upcoming events

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Support the programs you love while gaining Members only access to LHUCA!

Ways to Give

Donate to our Capital Campaign, leave a gift in memory, or attend a LHUCA fundraiser

Contact LHUCA

511 Ave K
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 762-8606
[email protected]



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