Charles Adams Gallery – An Artist’s Dream
• December 10, 2020
Since opening the Charles Adams Gallery in 1980, owner Charles Adams has had a vested interest in local art, both his and other people’s. But Charles Adams wasn’t satisfied with just having a gallery space to call his own.
After renovating an existing building to accommodate a live-in workspace, Adams saw the value in providing similar spaces for others. He wanted to give the same gift to other artists in the community.
This is how the non-profit Charles Adams Studio Project, CASP, was born. Through CASP, artists from all over Lubbock have come together to form a central hub where they can live, work, and support each other.
CASP provides space where artists can live at a reduced rent while focusing on their art. There are four of these live/work spaces that make up this program: 5&J Gallery, Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio, CH Foundation Metals Studio, and the Satellite Gallery.
But the support of local artists doesn’t stop with CASP.
With LHUCA, CASP, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and now Buddy Holly Hall and Ballet Lubbock, the Charles Adams Gallery has created a defined arts district where people from all over Lubbock can come together.
These programs and private investors see the value of Downtown Lubbock and the Cultural Arts District, and with this acknowledgment, this area has grown into a place that the artists of Lubbock can be proud of and enjoy.
Along with providing local artists a space to live and create, CASP has ongoing classes and available studio time where anyone can learn a new discipline or hone the skills they already have.
If you’d like to learn more about the classes CASP offers or the work CASP is doing to support local artists, visit their website or stop by the gallery at 602 Avenue J.