For most of us, the thought of touring space is as fleeting as a rocket launch. But the powerful curiosity about what lies out of this world – that vast universe that has always captured the human imagination – remains. Artists like Alan Bean, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Paul Calle have envisioned the great unknown in ways as incalculably beautiful as space itself. Inspired by this fascination with the final frontier, United Supermarkets presents the 43rd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, Out of This World! A Celebration of Outer Space, Astronauts, and Space Travel July 24-25, 2021 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.
A special space exhibit of NASA artists awaits explorers of all ages, along with featured artist Ashton Thornhill, renowned photographer, photojournalist, and professor. The original work of 75 visual artists from around the nation will also be on display and for sale in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculpture. A juried gallery of professional work will also be available for viewing, along with artwork from area school children. Additionally, different stages will spotlight the best local and regional talent performing. Finally, demonstrations by artists creating their work will take place along with ten different “Kid Stops” providing FREE art related “Take Home” activities.
The Lubbock Arts Festival with this Out of This World! experience is only $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a paid, accompanying adult. Hours are 11AM- 6PM on Saturday and 12PM-5PM on Sunday. General admission tickets are now available online through Select-Seat, 770-2000, selectaseatlubbock.com. Early online ticketing purchase encouraged. For more information about the Lubbock Arts Festival contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance, www.lubbockartsfestival.org , 806-744-ARTS (2787).
In accordance with COVID guidelines, the festival’s safety protocols include masking required at some special events, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations, pre-packaged art projects for children, and enhanced sanitation.