Beloved Lubbock Statues Will Be Disappearing Soon — Here’s Why
When driving around Lubbock, you may have noticed colorful animal statues by the side of the road. The ones I most commonly pass are the pink dog and the orange fox, and they always brighten my day. Each time I drive by them, I wonder why they're there. I did some research and was saddened to see they wont be around much longer.
I looked into it and discovered that the colorful statues are a part of a public art installation made by Jeffie Brewer with the Lubbock Arts Alliance. The pieces range from 4 to 12 feet tall and weigh between 200 and 500 pounds. The first five statues were placed at major intersections around Lubbock in 2019.
The five original statues consist of Fuchsia Dog, Artmadillo, Green Burd, Blue Pag and Tetelestai. They later made the additions of Orange Fox, Purple Unicorn, Red Bunny and Pink Flamingo in July 2020.
Unfortunately, the original five statues will be taken down sometime this year. They were simply on loan, and it's almost time for them to return to the artist who made them. It's been fun spotting the colorful buddies around town, and I'll be sad to see them go. Thankfully, the four newer additions will remain up until 2022.
If you haven’t had the chance to see all nine statues, then here are their locations around the Hub City:
- Blue Pag: Marsha Sharp Freeway at Ave. L
- Tetelestai: Marsha Sharp Freeway at 19th Street
- Artmadillo: South Loop 289 at Quaker
- Fuchia Dog: Loop 289 at Spur 327 (outside the loop)
- Green Burd: Loop 289 at Spur 327 (inside the loop)
- Orange Fox: Loop 289 at spur 327
- Purple Unicorn: South Loop 289 flyover and I-27
- Red Bunny: South Loop 289 and Quaker Avenue
- Pink Flamingo: Marsha Sharp Freeway at 19th Street