In the Campbell Park, Lampasas, TX
In 2005 Nancy Gray envisioned a public arts program for the city of
Lampasas. For the purpose of creating a destination to help bring tourism
dollars to Lampasas. The Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden is part of that
After presenting the project and receiving approval from the city council,
Ms. Gray recruited a small band of volunteers and brought in three
nationally known sculptors, Carolann Haggard, David Hickman and T.J.
Mabrey to carve on-site in the recently dedicated Campbell Park,
located in the historic district of downtown Lampasas.
The huge blocks of limestone were
donated by local quarry, Mezger
Enterprises, Inc. and placed in the
garden. Then the carving
Area school districts brought out students on field trips to view the sculptures as
they progressed and in some cases, helped out under the direction of the artists.
During the two weeks of intense carving, there were over 2,000 visitors to the
These three sculptures formed the foundation for the Hanna Springs Sculpture
During the year LAFTA offers a number of programs, free of charge, that are
designed to enhance the quality of life of the central Texas region.
In 2007 Ms. Gray founded Lampasas
Association for the Arts (LAFTA) with
the core volunteers that helped in
the first year.
With LAFTA in place, the sculpture
garden continued to thrive. Every
year five new sculptures were judged
and chosen from a field of sculptors,
Although a majority of the funding is
through private donation, the last
three years LAFTA has been awarded
small grants from the Texas
Commission for the Arts.
Every year LAFTA has been able to
purchase a sculpture to add to it’s
collection. As of 2015, LAFTA’s
permanent collection for the
sculpture garden has grown to 15
2015 marks the 10th anniversary for
Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden.