​​The Lea County Commission for the Arts, in partnership with the New Mexico Junior College Fine Arts Department is proud to present the New Mexico Junior College Art Faculty & Student Exhibition. The exhibition will feature a variety of art by various New Mexico Junior College art faculty members, including Dustin Kaufman, Lynda Newman, John Lathrop, Bryant Bullard, Kimberly Ryan, Brian Henning as well as their students. Guests can expect to see a wide variety of art, ranging from paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography and more.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 14th from 5-7pm at the Center for the Arts. Visitors will have the chance to visit with the New Mexico Junior College art professors as well as learn more about the different opportunities available at the NMJC. Local art students, interested in pursuing the arts in college are highly encouraged to attend. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and live music by the NMJC Rock Band will be provided. The exhibition will remain on display at the Center through late March

For more information, please call (575) 397-ARTS, visit the Center for the Arts Facebook page or Hobbsevents.org


​Are you an out-of-town guest staying over night for one of our events? Looking for an affordable yet luxurious hotel in which to lodge. We've got the perfect deal for you! Receive a special discount on your hotel nights in Hobbs by lodging at one of our choice hotels in Hobbs: Hilton Garden Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites or TownePlace Suites. Just ask for the Center for the Arts discount when booking!

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The Lea County Commission for the Arts is now extending an invitation to all bands, musicians, dancers, poets, comedians and anyone else with a special talent to audition for the 2017 Hobbs Downtown Slam & Jam Talent Show.  Auditions will be held in front of a judging panel at the Hobbs Teen Center, located at 602 W. Alto Dr. in Hobbs, NM on Saturday, March 25th from 2-4pm. Performers needing additional or special equipment must bring their own. Each performer will have up to 5 minutes to audition. Performance entry fees are $5 per act. Interested performers must contact LCCA by Friday, March 24th, 7pm (MST) to reserve an audition space. Performers will be notified by April 8th if selected to perform at the Hobbs Downtown Slam & Jam Talent Show.

The official talent show will take place on Saturday, April 22nd on an outdoor stage between Dalmont and McKinley on Broadway Street in Hobbs during the 2017 Hobbs Downtown Slam & Jam (originally known as the Gus Macker tournament). The event will be free & open to the public. Selected performers will receive the opportunity to compete for both cash prizes and special gifts. Winners will also be presented with trophies live on stage at the conclusion of the judging.

For more information about the talent show or to reserve an audition spot, please call the Lea County Center for the Arts at (575) 397-ARTS anytime during regular business hours Tues.-Fri.(11-7pm), Sat. (10-4pm). Also make sure to check out Hobbsevents.org and the Center for the Arts Facebook page!