The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

First Friday Art Trail

About 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. Held predominately in the Lubbock Cultural District, this event brings together collectors, artists and community friends for an evening of art, music and fun. Featuring a variety of art centers, museums, galleries and businesses, First Friday Art Trail offers an ever-changing array of art exhibits in all media. Whether an avid art collector or a lover of beautiful things, First Friday Art Trail offers something for everyone!

Held from 6-9pm, rain or shine, on the first Friday of every month, this progressive art event is sure to delight visitors with a plethora of art experiences. Trail goers can grab a map and explore the trail on their own, or jump aboard one of five free First Friday Trolleys and ride to the galleries along the downtown route.

LHUCA’s trolley stop is at 7th and Avenue J.

First Friday Art Trail Map and Listings

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Volunteer Opportunities

Need volunteer hours for your organization? Looking for a way to give back to the Lubbock community? Volunteer with the First Friday Art Trail (FFAT)!

FFAT is held the first Friday of every month rain or shine from 6-9 p.m. Volunteers play an important role in helping with set up, tear down, monitoring the galleries and grounds, and handing out information to FFAT attendees. Volunteer opportunities start as early as 3:30 p.m.

Contact [email protected] for more information or questions!


Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)

511 Avenue K

Charles Adams Gallery

602 Avenue J

Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP)

1106 5th Street

CASP Work Studios

1010 Mac Davis Lane

CASP Live/Work Studios

1010 Mac Davis Lane

Bentley Arrow

1702 Buddy Holly Avenue

Buddy Holly Center

1801 Crickets Avenue

Burklee Hill Vineyard Winery and Bistro

1109 Broadway Street

Caviel Museum of African-American History

1719 Avenue A

Lubbock Art Depot

719 Buddy Holly Ave

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

601 Avenue K

Municipal Garden & Arts Center

4215 University Avenue

Nashwell Cafe

1212 Avenue K

Raider’s Axe Gallery and Entertainment

1408 Avenue F

Rock Paper Shears Hair Studio and Gallery

1103 Main Street

Therese Barrett Fine Art Photography

1812 Texas Avenue

Two Docs Brewing Co.

502 Texas Avenue

Want to be a Vendor at First Friday Art Trail?

We are always so excited to welcome new vendors!

All vendor applications are submitted to our neighbors at CASP!

To sign up for vendor alerts, text the word FFAT to 844-615-1502

If the area by our main campus is full, please feel free to pursue opportunities at other official FFAT venues (contact information below).

Want to be a Venue at First Friday Art Trail?

We are always thrilled to welcome new venues!

Support LHUCA First Friday Art Trail

Continue to help LHUCA grow the First Friday Art Trail by giving your support.

Give generously what you can: $5, $25, $50, or any amount through this link: 

Your donation supports:

Live Music
Art Activities
Gallery Exhibitions
Trolleys throughout the Cultural Arts District

If you would like to give your time by volunteering with LHUCA, please email our Programs Manager, Mary Hogan, at [email protected].

First Friday Art Trail is a program of LHUCA made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock,
as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc., The
CH Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, The REA Charitable Trust,
National Endowment for the Arts, and Tarpley Media.

Calling Emerging Artists

Calling local and emerging artists! We open this opportunity for you to apply and connect with LHUCA and First Friday Art Trail official venues for consideration to show your work! Please complete your contact information, provide a brief artist statement, and upload three examples of your artwork.