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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2017 Walker Awards Nominations

The Lea County Commission for the Arts will host the Stars of the Arts: 4th Annual Joe & Joyce Walker Awards for Excellence in the Arts awards banquet on Saturday, November 4th at the Hobbs Country Club, located at 5001 W. Carlsbad Hwy. Stars of the Arts, founded by local art patrons, Joe and Joyce Walker, honors artists of Lea County who have made significant and outstanding achievements in the arts throughout their lifetimes. These individuals include visual artists, musicians, dancers, and theatre performers as well as art patrons, educators, or art advocates.  Over $7,000 will be awarded to winners who will be honored in the categories of music and dance, visual arts, and arts advocacy/education and theater arts. There will also be a special award presented for the overall Outstanding Artist of Lea County. Nominees must be present at the banquet to win.

The celebration will take place from 5-8pm. There will be both a live and silent auction. The celebration includes a catered dinner, cash bar, live music and an awards presentation. New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places (AIPP) Director, Michelle-LaFlamme Childs will serve as the evening’s keynote speaker. Tickets are currently on sale for $50 at the Center for the Arts. Tables are $400. Program sponsorships are also available. All proceeds go to the Center for the Arts.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call the Center for the Arts at (575) 397-ARTS (2787) to RSVP by Wednesday, October 20th.

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Do you love memes? Are you a Meme Lord? Submissions for  the

“I Know What Your Meme” Exhibition are now open at the Center for the Arts (122 W Broadway). Anyone can submit, only original memes may be sold. Cost to enter is $5 per meme, and there is no limit to the number of submissions. Submissions must be family friendly and memes must be matted. The reception will take place November 11th at 5-7PM where the People Choice and Best of Show memes will be awarded. The show will be on display November 11th – January 6th. The deadline to submit is November 5th. For questions call 575-397-ARTS or come by the Center for the Arts at 122 W Broadway in Hobbs, NM.