A Lubbock center is closing for renovations.

The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center closed on Tuesday, December 11th for pre-renovation preparations, and will reopen on Monday, December 31st.

Renovations will begin in January 2013, and are expected to be completed in early summer of 2013.

The Garden and Arts Center, located at 4215 University Avenue, will be open with limited access during the renovations.

Classes and events are held at the Garden and Arts Center, and include basic painting classes in painting, drawing, and photography, as well as specialized classes for stained glass and mosaics.