This is East Lubbock Art House (ELAH)! We’re accountable, we’re creative, and we’re giving back to our community.
East Lubbock Art House (ELAH) is a grassroots 501(c)(3), nonprofit community-based arts organization with a mission to make art accessible for all individuals while working at the intersection of art and activism toward a more equitable community. ELAH distinguishes itself as a catalyst of cultural organizing in the ways in which we use creative action to address issues in our community. Our work is rooted in supporting marginalized individuals. This means supporting emerging artist and marginalized artists as well as working towards the betterment of the Eastern portion of Lubbock, Texas. We were founded in February of 2020 on concerns, ideas, and needs of the community. With this being said, we plan work with artists through exhibition opportunities, give free and/or affordable art classes, and provide art events hosted in East Lubbock. Our mission is to create accessible means to the arts for all individuals and to uplift our Brown and Black neighbors. And we’re always open to new ideas, art events, and ways we can give back!
East Lubbock Art House was founded by Danielle Demetria East and a host of volunteers. Danielle is originally from La Grange, TX but moved to Lubbock in September 2019 to complete work as one of the four artists-in-residence at the Charles Adams Studio Project.