Texas Tech University

East Lubbock Children Learn Art, Music, Theatre and Dance at Summer Camp

Jared Strange

August 1, 2016

The camp, a joint project between the College of Visual & Performing Arts and the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, is in its second year.

WHAT: The second annual East Side Arts Camp, sponsored by the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN), the Texas Tech University College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA), and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)

First- through fifth-graders from Alderson, Ervin, Harwell and Hodges elementary schools will take classes in art, music, theatre and dance under the guidance of Texas Tech students, staff and alumni. The students will spend Thursday afternoon (Aug. 4) painting the interior of the ELPN building on Parkway Drive and conclude the camp with a public showcase of their work at the First Friday Art Trail. 

WHEN: Camp: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (Aug. 1-4), 12:30-6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 5)

First Friday Art Trail presentation: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 5)

WHERE: Christine DeVitt Icehouse and Graffiti Education Building: 511 Ave. K

About ELPN

ELPN is a part of the Promise Neighborhood initiative from the U.S. Department of Education and has been serving the schools and community at large in East Lubbock since 2013. The CVPA has played an important part in ELPN's efforts by providing a variety of programs to ensure quality art and art education are available to East Lubbock residents. The East Side Arts Camp ensures that kind of programming is extended to willing and able children outside the regular structure of the school year.