The stage is being set for a performing arts center in Lubbock. Members of the Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) have had one mission the past several months: collect a lot of money. They have been good at it, now eclipsing the first milestone in their fundraising goal. More than $45 million dollars has been raised in less than a year. That is enough to make the Performing Arts Center a go.Read More
The future of a new performing arts facility in Lubbock just got brighter thanks to the Lubbock Area Foundation.Read More
The one-year mark of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association’s announcement of plans to build a performing arts center in Lubbock is approaching, and the group’s chairman said he feels the whole community is behind the idea.
LEPAA will receive a $100,000 donation from the Lubbock Area Foundation today, March 13, in the foyer of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts — the latest of many gifts the organization has received for the project.Read More
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(LUBBOCK – Jan. 22, 2014) – A study last month by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the National Endowment for the Arts showed more than $500 billion – or 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services – outpaced the nation’s travel and tourism industry. Travel and tourism topped out at 2.8 percent of the nation’s GDP.Read More
After less than a year of fundraising, the local organization aiming to build a new performing arts center in downtown Lubbock is only about $11 million shy of the amount needed to move forward on the project.
“We will be continuing to work towards our $45 million goal. We have yet to reach that, but we are close,” said Tim Collins, president of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association. “In the meantime, I think the reality is that (the Department of Public Safety) is actually opening their driver’s license office at the new location.”Read More
Tim Collins, LEPAA Chairman, discusses opportunities and vision for LEPAA’s performing arts center effort.Read More
Imagine Lubbock Together announces support for LEPAA’s efforts as an outgrowth of ILT’s focus on arts and culture.Read More
An obstacle arose last month between the Lubbock City Council and the nonprofit organization planning to bring an $85 million performing arts center to Lubbock regarding the donation of the land for the center.Read More
“We have identified a location where we want to be able to build a performance hall, and I think that dovetails perfectly with the city’s plan for downtown redevelopment.”
Tim Collins, president of the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association, said the non-profit has chosen the soon-to-be vacant Department of Public Safety headquarters as the site for a new performing arts center in Lubbock.Read More
The nonprofit organization aiming to bring an $85 million performing arts center to Lubbock wants a commitment from city leaders promising downtown land for the project in writing.
Lubbock City Council members said they’re open to the Lubbock Entertainment & Performing Arts Association’s request for the city to give five acres of downtown property at Avenue L and Marsha Sharp Freeway — if organizers set the stage first.Read More