What is the First Friday Art Trail?
Are you in need of some creativity? Are you art deprived? If so, check out Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail. First Friday Art Trail is a free self-guided event available to the city of Lubbock, Texas. The First Friday Art Trail is held on the first Friday of every month. The event gives you the opportunity to appreciate fine arts and local artists of the community. You will come across paintings, sculptures, galleries, and performances. You also get the chance to support vendors from all across Lubbock who sell food, jewelry, clothes, and customized art for purchase.
Now a Free Virtual Event
Even though the actual event is currently closed and now virtual, don’t let that stop you from experiencing it. The First Friday Art Trail of Lubbock is entirely virtual and free to the public. Since you cannot get a first-hand look at art galleries, you can check out their videos on youtube.com. A new video is posted every first Friday of the month to view. Each video explores unique arts and artists in Lubbock that are featured every month. I know that nothing compares to the real thing, but take this as an excuse to support the community and raise awareness for the online First Friday Art Trail.
Go to Youtube.com and search First Friday Art Trail, Lubbock, Texas.
Live Stream First Friday Art Trail
Not only can you watch their youtube channel, but it will also be held online as a live stream for free. This is as close to in-person as it gets, ladies and gentlemen! It is saddening that no one can physically participate, but Lubbock, Texas, have very talented individuals waiting to make a name for themselves; they strive to bring joy and entertainment to people through their art.
The cool thing about it being a live stream is you get to hear from every local artist and performer. In-person, things are often distracting, hectic, or you don’t want to interrupt the artists. Secondly, you do not have to leave your couch! I believe that is a huge benefit, don’t you think? Make sure to grab your popcorn and watch the art come to life.
Go to LHUCA’s social media and watch the live stream (only the first Friday of the month)
What to Expect During the Live Stream and Youtube
You will come across spectacular galleries that will blow your mind. I know you might think that it will be boring because it is through a screen. Trust me, watch it, and you will unlock a creative part of your brain. Expect to come across strange, unique, out of this world concepts. The performances will make you think and feel emotions you never felt before. Also, see if you have a connection with a painting; most of them are available for purchase!
Article by Michelle Meyer, Campus Live media intern