2015 Art in the Park Celebration Dinner

LAFTA User - Friday, September 04, 2015

LAFTA is announcing the 2015 Art in the Park 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Tickets are now on sale for $35.00 each

A ticket will get you:

Happy Hour with beer and wine at 6:30 PM.

Celebratory dinner at 7:30 PM featuring live music by Don Chani,

An opportunity to meet this year's artists, and

Dancing under the stars, weather permitting.

Tickets can be purchased for any LAFTA Board Member, or at Pratus Insurance, Garner Insurance, or Hodges & Sargent Pharmacy.

2014 Art in the Park Sculpture Celebration

LAFTA User - Friday, April 25, 2014

Lampasas Association for the Arts (LAFTA), whose mission is “Expanding opportunities for everyone to experience the arts”, will be celebrating its ninth annual Art in the Park event in the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park in Lampasas on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Scheduled events for the day include:

  • Unveiling of "Badgers - Sign of the Times" a piece by Michael Kuehne's Lampasas Middle School 6th grade art students.This piece will only be on display Saturday, April 26.
  • Display of multiple untitled plaster works by Michael Kuehne's Lampasas Middle School 8th grade art students.  These pieces will only be on display Saturday, April 26.
  • Live music by local performers.
  • Dedication of "We Will Spread, We Will Cover the Earth...Like Air and Water" by artist Nic Noblique in memory of Stephanie Leigh Gradel.
  • Art Activities for children of all ages with the theme "Taking Something Old/Used Being Turned into Something New" in honor of our Encore Exhibit "Music To My Ears" by artist Terry Jones.


The 2014 Art in the Park event is free to any and all who attend. Light refreshments will be available at Noon.  Snow cones will be available for purchase throughout the day. 

The Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park is located at 501 East North Avenue, two blocks from the Historical Downtown District of Lampasas.  

Badgers Running Wild Invade The Garden

LAFTA User - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Badgers Running Wild Invade The Garden for the 2013 Art in the Park Celebration

Michael Kuehne's sixth grade art students, inspired by Jackson Pollock, created "Badgers Running Wild" and exhibited then at the Lampasas Association for the Arts 2013 Art in the Park Celebration.  For one day only, April 27, 2013, we had badgers doing just about everything imaginable


Here you see some of the colorful creations just hanging around.

These Badgers are ready to "hit the town" in top hat and fancy dress.

This one came with his own music.

For the past two years people visiting LAFTA's Art in the Park have been able to enjoy Mr. Kuehne's sixth grade art students.  This exhibit enhances our event with the creativity of the students and delights those attending.  LAFTA looks forward to next years invasion.

Sulphur Creek "Iron Chef" Cooks Challenge, an Authentic Chuck Wagon Cook Off

LAFTA User - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Right here in Lampasas, Texas, in our Campbell Park at East Second and Hackberry the Sulphur Creek "Iron Chef" Cooks Challenge, an Authentic Chuck Wagon Cook Off will happen April 5th and 6th.  The wagons will arrive Friday at 10:00 am and set up.  You can visit with them until 6:00 pm.  The cooking will start bright and early on Saturday at 6:00 am.  Everyone is invited to experience the period with authentic costumes and equipment, hear wonderful cowboy stories and poetry, and view the Ft. Hood Mounted Cavalry.  The festivities will end at 4:00 pm.  Don't forget to bring the camera.

Meal tickets are on sale for $10.00 each at the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce or can be purchased on site. Lunch will be served at 12 Noon Saturday.

Remember you can always stretch your legs and walk off that big meal in the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park after all the cowboy excitement. Use that camera to get a shot of the family and your favorite sculpture.  Post that picture on our Facebook page (Lampasas Association for the Arts) and tell us about your wonderful day.

5th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Lampasas Easter Festival

LAFTA User - Monday, March 25, 2013

The 5th annual Easter Festival in the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park will be March 29, 2013.  The festivities will start at 4:30 pm with crafts, games, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and bounce houses.  

The egg hunt will begin at 5:30 pm so bring your baskets.

This event is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Lampasas, our local Wall-Mart and HEB and The Lampasas Association for the Arts.

Save the Date

LAFTA User - Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Free Community Event

Join us for the annual Art in the Park Celebration

Saturday, April 27

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden at Campbell Park

Help welcome in the new sculptures and meet the artists with:

Live Music

Free Children's Art Activities


Local Wineries

Wild West Casino Night 2013

LAFTA User - Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wild West Casino Night

Saturday, March 2, 2013

7:00 pm - Amvets Hall

$25.00 Per Person - Includes BBQ Dinner - Cash Bar

Professional Tables & Dealers

Food, Fun, Gaming, Prizes, Live & Silent Auction

Brought to you by:
Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce
Lampasas Association for the Arts
Vision Lampasas!

For more information and/or tickets call 512-556-5172


LAFTA User - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SCULPTURE 2013/2014 EVENT: April 27,2013



This is a wonderful opportunity for sculptors of large outdoor works to exhibit in a park environment in a small, friendly town at a busy Central Texas crossroads between Austin and Dallas/Ft. Worth.

This is an invitational event.  The LAFTA are committee, will select three to five sculptors to exhibit their work in city owned Campbell Park also know as Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden in Lampasas.

Each sculptor will receive an award of $1,000.00 on completion of installation, April 27, 2013.
The work must remain in the park for one year.

The parks proximity to historic downtown Lampasas makes it a possible for many residents and school children, as well as out of town, to visit the sculpture and experience art.

Art in the Park is an annual event sponsored by Lampasas Association for the Arts.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:  March 1, 2013.  No entry fee.  For an application, please email info@lafta.org.



SCULPTURE  Three to five Large Scale Outdoor Sculptures will be selected by a Panel.
Large scale, free standing and interactive sculptures are encouraged.  May be colorful, solid, simple, iconic, and humorous.  The subject matter should be tasteful and family oriented and will contribute to the quality of life for both the citizens of Lampasas and visiting tourists.  All works must be of original design and excution, and must be available to install on April 27,2013.  In the event that the piece is purchased during the exhibit year, the purchaser is asked to leave the piece until the next sculpture change.  If this is not possible, the artist shall replace the sculpture which is mutually agreed upon by both parties.  If LAFTA finds a buyer for sculpture a 15% commission will be paid to LAFTA by the Artist upon the sale of sculpture.

SCULPTURE:  must be ready to be attached to a concrete pad 5X5.  Installation is the artist's Responsibility but LAFTA will provide help and equipment if needed.  Each selected artist will be paid $1,000.00  to transport, install and remove the sculpture that will be displayed for one year.  Insurance is provided by the City of Lampasas.  Wood Sculpture is accepted however is not insured, risk is assumed by Artist.

PHOTOGRAPH:  Digital photo is preferred.  A photograph of the work is required for selection, self directed walking tour and publicity.  A statement from the Artist about the sculpture for promotion and education is required.

ARTIST: Art in the Park is a invitational exhibit.  A digital photo of the artist, biographical information and a brief resume is required.

ARTIST:  LAFTA provides: one night accommodations for April 26, 2013. Gift Basket. Hospitality Tent (coffee, snacks, water) and LUNCH available to Artist on April 27, 2013.  Dinner Celebration.


LAFTA to have Christmas tree entry in this years Carol of Lights Celebration

LAFTA User - Monday, November 26, 2012

The Lampasas Association for the Arts will have a Christmas tree entry in this year's Carol of Lights celebration themed "The Sounds of Christmas.": The Keystone Square museum is located at 303 South Western Street.  For viewing times you can call the museum at 512-556-2224 or visit www.lampasascountymuseum.org

Our tree invites everyone to celebrate the  "Art of Music" in all its forms.  Snow globes with a variety of musical styles are surrounded by jewels, cinnamon notes and blue stars.  LAFTA tops the tree with cascading ribbons of red blue and yellow. 

Show your support for LAFTA and vote for our tree when you visit the Keystone Square Museum this holiday season.

Sculptor David Hickman will be in The Garden November 5, 2012 to repair "Portal to the Springs"

LAFTA User - Monday, October 29, 2012

November 5, 2012, sculptor David Hickman will be at the Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden in Campbell Park to make necessary repairs to his creation "Portal to the Springs after unknown suspects damaged several pieces of art including the large metal piece "Lost in Wisconsin" beyond repair on or about June 7, 2012



Anyone who may have information, contact Asst. Chief Sammy Bailey with Lampasas Police Department at 512-556-3644 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-TIPS.  To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,500 call 1-866-756-8477 or on line at www.hcacrimestoppers.com  To can now text a tip to CRIMES(274637)then tip218 at the beginning of message then send.