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Since April of 2020, the First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock has looked different. The experience has been a virtual art trail due to the pandemic. No crowds, no food trucks, and no outdoor programing.

It looks like things might be beginning to change now though. Slowly.

In a press release sent out on Monday, the organizers of the First Friday Art Trail announced that while many of the galleries will remain closed to the public, some will reopen, though masks and social distancing will be required. The next First Friday Art Trail will take place on Friday, April 2nd from 6-9pm primarily in Lubbock's downtown Cultural District.

According to the press release, this will be the 199th First Friday Art Trail.

This is the 199th First Friday Art Trail, an event that will bring together artists and the community virtually and in-person for an evening of art, music, and fun. FFAT typically features 15+ venues, the majority of which will remain closed to in-person events in April. The LHUCA and CASP campuses will keep their galleries open late through 9 pm, but there will be no outdoor programming, bars, or food trucks. Masks will be required inside the galleries. Venues open to the public include:

  • Burklee Hill Vineyards Winery & Bistro (open for business with art displayed in windows)
  • Charles Adams Gallery
  • CASP Galleries, Live Work Studio 3, and Work Studio C (no outdoor programs, bars, or food trucks)
  • LHUCA Galleries (no outdoor programs, bars, or food trucks)
  • Rooster’s Texas BBQ (open for business)

Hopefully even more places will reopen to the public for the 200th First Friday Art Trail. For more information, visit the First Friday Art Trail's website.

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