The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center will host a closing reception and awards ceremony this Friday, November 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the 27th Annual National Arts Program in Lubbock.

Awards will be presented by Mayor Pro Tem Latrelle Joy beginning at 6:30 p.m. The annual exhibit features art work by City of Lubbock employees, family members, volunteers and City of Lubbock retirees. 

The National Arts Program is designed to give all artists, at all skills levels, an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. Sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation and in cooperation with the City of Lubbock, the exhibit features five classifications: Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Teen and Youth.

The center is located at 4215 University Avenue.