News release from the Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation:
The Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation (LCAF) celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month, the largest celebration of arts and humanities designated by Americans for the Arts. LCAF will honor the efforts of local artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to raise awareness for the significant impact the arts and humanities have on the Lubbock community.
This celebration will focus on creating equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels; encouraging individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts; raising public awareness about the role of arts and humanities in communities and lives; and allowing governments and businesses to show their support of the arts in the community.
We encourage all to participate in the festivities planned throughout October including:
10/13 – Proclamation presented by the Lubbock City Council at the regularly scheduled
10/15 – LHUCA’s Brews and Brushes
10/16 – Museum of TTU Virtual Art Lecture Series “The Whitney Museum”
10/17 – CASPfest
10/17 – Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s “A Surprise Symphony”
10/17 – Community Dance Day in Buddy Holly Plaza
10/23 – LHUCA’s Battle of the Bands
10/24 – Mariachi Y Menudo at the LHUCA Plaza
10/30 – American Windmill Museum Ribbon Cutting for the Aeromotor Exhibit 30 10/31 – East Lubbock Art House “Sip and Paint”
For more information, visit the hosting organization’s website or Facebook page for event and ticket details. There are also several virtual events this month including projects by: Moonlight Musicals and the Lubbock Community Theatre. In an effort to increase public support of the arts, LCAF is partnering with many of Lubbock’s arts organizations to offer a social media bingo game. Prizes will be available with proof of attendance to the chosen events which can include a selfie, a program, or ticket stub.
Lubbock has a rich history of creating world-class artists, musicians, performers and writers. By enhancing Lubbock’s arts, culture and entertainment experiences as well as promoting the many cultural facilities, museums, performance venues and festivals, LCAF partners with local arts organizations to continue the legacy by providing opportunities to the next generation of talent in the “Hub City”.
“The arts are the lifeblood of our communities, raising morale, creating community cohesion, and providing comfort during dark times, while also delivering a huge economic footprint,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts and national coordinator of Arts and Humanities Month. “The sector continues to suffer devastating losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is vital that we support our creative workers and fight for the sector in the months and years to come. National Arts and Humanities Month gives us a chance to celebrate the values that the arts impact in our lives, and it is more important than ever that everyone take part to recognize the creative and cultural value of the arts and humanities in our communities.”
The arts and cultural organizations of Lubbock invite the public to be engaged with the arts through participating, supporting and attending events and exhibits. For more information regarding the National Arts and Humanities Month visit their website.
About Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation
The Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation is the official liaison between the City of Lubbock and the
Lubbock arts community. Through its efforts in creating a thriving cultural community, LCAF serves as a
resource for artists and collaborates with partners to grow and promote Lubbock as a destination for the
arts. For more information contact Stacy Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org