by SHELBY MORGAN//Staff Writer
Students now have another study space option available that has the conveniences of a coffee shop and the quietness of a library.
David Lamb-Vines, Lubbock native and 2004 graduate of South Plains College, and his wife Leann, are the owners of the art for goodness sake Fine Arts Gallery and Studio in Lubbock, and have recently opened the afgs Co-Work. David is a poet and a free-lance painter, while Leann works in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, mosaics, photography and writing,
“We receive so many comments and complements regarding the welcoming space we provide that we’ve come to believe giving a warm, comfortable and invigorating place to work is something our guests would welcome and appreciate,” said David Lamb-Vines.
The Co-Work features an art gallery setting with a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Free coffee, tea, creamer, and sweetener are provided for visitors. There are multiple power outlets to accommodate laptops and devices, secure Wi-Fi, and a wireless printer. Paper, postage, stamps, envelopes, packaging, and mail delivery are also available.
“We aim to serve both students and faculty with our services,” said Lamb-Vines.
Located at 1810 19th Street in Lubbock, The Co-Work is available by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling (806) 771-2727. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment in the evenings and on Sundays. The cost is $5 hourly, with the first hour free. Additional rates include $15 for four hours, $25 per day, $60 for three days within one week, $100 for six consecutive days, excluding Sunday, $175 for 12 consecutive days, excluding Sunday, and $300 for 24 consecutive days, excluding Sundays. Special pricing is available for group meetings.
“It’s a really good place for people who want to work in a setting where there are other people working also,” said Lamb-Vines, “and the kind of friendships and collaborations that can form when people work together, even if they are working on different projects. The whole idea is that the energy that one person is feeling about their project can bleed over into helping other people who are working on their project.”
The art for goodness sake Fine Arts Gallery participates in the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center First Friday Art Trail, which is a monthly event that showcases galleries and other fine art venues for public enjoyment.
“This is also a place to be that’s in an art gallery setting.” Lamb-Vines added. “We have 15 different artists that are showing. We are on the First Friday Art Trail. Our art changes every month, and we get new work and artists in on a regular occasion. We have been an art gallery since 2010, and will now offer the co-work aspect of it.”
The grand opening was held on March 25. Students and faculty of SPC are invited to come by and see what they provide. The Co-Work is the only of its kind in Lubbock and the surrounding area, according to Lamb-Vines.
More information on the Co-Work can be found on their website at www.CoWorkLubbock.com.