Buddy Holly Center
Where Art and Music Collide



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Join the Buddy Holly Center for a panel discussion accompanying the Barbie: Examining an Icon exhibit on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Hear different perspectives surrounding this iconic doll from industry experts in the areas of Women’s Studies, Clothing/Fashion/Textiles, and Marketing. This event is free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays 
and City Holidays

Address & Phone Number
1801 Crickets Avenue 
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560


The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community. 

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc


Current Exhibit - Barbie: Examining an Icon

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