The 41st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival is April 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 14 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.The 2019 theme is "Superheroes!" - a celebration of American comic books and the iconic superheroes and super villains that have influenced popular culture. This two-day celebration presented by Market Street is the largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. The mission of the Arts Festival is to foster the creation, understanding, and enjoyment of the arts.

There will be a special exhibit featuring comic book artists including Alex Ross, Adam Hughes, Stanley Lau, and Phil Noto with familiar characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, and Supergirl. Other special features of the event include a 1,000 comic book giveaway and photo opportunities with professional cosplayers. As always, the Lubbock Arts Festival will feature over 150 visual artists from around the nation displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, leather, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculpture. A juried gallery of professional work will be available for viewing along with artwork from area school children. There will be different performing stages each spotlighting local and regional talent singing, dancing, acting, and playing instruments. Demonstrations by artists creating their work will take place along with ten different “Kid Stops” providing free art related to activities for children. Other performances include theatrical group Storybook Theatre of Texas and Youth Orchestras of Lubbock.

Admission is $4 for adults and children 12 and under are free. The Civic Center is located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane. For more information about the Lubbock Arts Festival contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance, www.lubbockartsfestival.org, 806-744-ARTS (2787).