The future developments of The Cliffhouse.
500 E. BROADWAY Lubbock, Texas
Our forth exhibition was hosted on a vacant property at 500 E Broadway, formerly known as the Cliffhouse Restaurant and Parkview Lodge. With views across Mackenzie State Park from the first paved road through town, this preeminent destination for tourists and travelers of the 1950s is, today, a deteriorating lot in isolation, most commonly known for its reputation as a graffiti park. Cliffhouse Project Director, Chimsee Hagy is leading the revitalization efforts which are turning the abandoned complex into organic gardens, open studios, artist residencies and public venues to enhance the local arts community for East Lubbock.
We collaborated with Thecliffhouseproject.org to host the second local arts exhibition of 2017 at the Cliffhouse on December 1st. An abandoned bed & breakfast lodge from 1949 again became activated—now as an exhibition space for live music, contemporary art, food trucks, vendors, and people. Our exhibitions have focused on the goal to rethink abandoned buildings and properties exemplifying the possibilities for reviving abandoned areas in Lubbock Texas.
As a collective we are eager to both watch and to help realize the future development plans of this historic site as an arts community in East Lubbock. A special thanks to Matthew Harris Law Firm, which has been one of our most supportive and avid sponsors throughout all our exhibitions. It is only through the support of our community, friends, and generous sponsors by which we have been able and continue to pursue the revitalization of such cultural and historical properties throughout Lubbock, Texas.
December 1st 2017
moments from the night of the cliffhouse exhibition by Iván Santiago Bravo
Iván Santiago Bravo is a Texas Tech, student athlete from Madrid, España. He states,
"I am exploring three different concentrations: Photography, Print Making and Advertising. I enjoy creating conceptual projects with dark themes with a focus on portraits."