Promoting Excellence in the Arts Since 2000

​201​​​​​​​​​​​8 Wednesday After-school Art Classes

It's that time of the year again! That's right.... It's time for Center for the Arts after school art classes! Hosted every Wednesday, classes start September 13th, and will continue throughout the school year, excluding certain holidays. Students will learn how to work with various mediums as well as explore different techniques in creating. The student for each class is 30 students. Each class is $5 per class and includes a free snack and all art supplies provided. First come-first serve basis. Students must be registered in order to participate. Please see class schedule below for details. 


2:30 - 3:30        K - 3rd Grade

3:45 - 4:45        4th - Up

* All students must be picked up by 4:45pm at latest. 

Class Instructor

Bethany Freidenbloom - Certified (NM/TX)

* All materials and snacks will be provided by the Center for the Arts. 

Give your Child something fun and creative to do after school. Enjoy them in an after-school art class today!

For more information, please call us at (575) 397-ARTS or email us at Also, check us out at our website and like us on Facebook!​​

Spring 2018 Hobbs Rotary Internship 

The Lea County Commission for the Arts is now accepting internship applications for the 2018 Spring college semester at the Center for the Arts, in Hobbs, NM. Through a financial contribution from the Hobbs Rotary Club International, the internship is a paid position, providing opportunities for students to gain invaluable work experience and business skills, necessary to become successful in the professional work field as well as supplement their classroom learning.

The internship opportunity is open to all college students, regardless of age and classification. Preference will be given to students already studying an art-related field (music, dance, visual art, literature, theater). However, the internship is open to all students, regardless of major who have an essential appreciation for the arts and its development.

The internship is a paid program that awards the qualified candidate(s) with college credit hours and invaluable knowledge. Internships are limited. The successful candidate(s) will be self-driven, motivated, punctual, friendly, possess a strong desire to learn, and have an essential interest for the arts as well as its development.

LCCA prefers interns to have a general knowledge of Microsoft Office, be able to work with the public, take direction, and capable of getting tasks done in a timely and orderly fashion. Interns must be available to work at least 10 hours each week at the center, including some weekends, and special events. *Hours and schedule are flexible. The successful intern(s) will receive a $500 stipend at the completion of the semester.

Applications are available to download from the Center for the Arts website or can be picked up at the Center for the Arts, located at 122 W Broadway, Hobbs, NM 88240. The deadline to submit applications and all required materials is February 23, 2018. Please call (575) 397-ARTS or email us at for any questions or more information.

The 2018 Lea County Photography Show is still currently on display at the Center for the Arts until March 31st. The show features 179 different original photographs by 49 different artists in Lea County, NM. Categories include professional, amateur, computer-enhanced and cell phone photography. Admission is free. People's Choice voting is still ongoing until the close of the exhibition. We encourage everyone to come view the show anytime during our new temporary hours and vote for your favorite piece. A People's Choice plaque will be awarded to the winning photographer at the end of the exhibition.

Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway Street Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 US             575-397-ARTS (2787)​                                                 Hours of Operation:            Tues-Fri. 11-7pm, Sat. 10-4pm

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Season tickets for the Southwest Symphony concerts are currently on sale at the Center for the Arts. Season tickets are $50. Individual tickets are $20 each. Free for children 18 and under and college students with a student ID. Only cash and checks accepted. Call 575-397-ARTS for more info 

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​​​​​​The Center for the Arts currently has NEW temporary hours during the winter holiday. The Center for the Arts will now be open from 1-5pm, Tuesday - Saturday until further notice. Please take note of these new hours and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. ​

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 LCCA is now accepting applications for the 2018 Spring semester Hobbs Rotary internship program at the Center for the Arts. The internship is open to all college students. The deadline to submit is FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD, 5pm. For more information, please click below to download the internship application and guidelines. 

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