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East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood and College of Visual and Performing Arts Present Third Annual East Side Arts Camp

Jared Strange

July 28, 2017

Forty students from local elementary schools will participate in art, music, theater and dance classes and showcase their work at the First Friday Art Trail.

There will be media availability from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 2) at LHUCA, 511 Ave. K. Campers will participate in art and music (morning) and theater and dance (afternoon) classes.

WHAT: Texas Tech University's J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA) and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) host the third annual East Side Arts Camp, a project of East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN).

Forty rising first- through fifth-graders from Alderson, Ervin, Harwell and Hodges elementary schools will take classes in art, music, theater and dance under the guidance of top-notch instructors and staff from Texas Tech. LHUCA has generously donated two of its spaces – the Christine DeVitt Icehouse and the Graffiti Education Building – in support of the program. 

Curriculum will be inspired by the theme of "fairytales, folktales and fables.”  The students will spend Thursday afternoon (Aug. 3) painting an original mural on an exterior wall at the Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Center and will conclude the camp with a public showcase of their work at the Ice House Gallery during the First Friday Art Trail.


  • Camp: 9 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (July 31 to Aug. 3), 12:30-6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 4); Camp is open to the media by appointment.
  • Mural painting: 1-3 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 3). Event is open to the media.
  • First Friday Art Trail presentation: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 4)


  • Camp and First Friday Art Trail presentation: Christine DeVitt Icehouse and Graffiti Education Building, 511 Ave. J
  • Mural painting: Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Center, 405 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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 TCVPA has played an important part in ELPN's efforts by providing a variety of high-quality, multidisciplinary arts education programs to East Lubbock students, including the East Side Arts Camp. 

CONTACT: Jared Strange, ELPN arts coordinator and camp director, (806) 834-6952 or jared.strange@ttu.edu

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