The Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) began over ten years ago when Charles Adams had a vision to create a live/work space in downtown Lubbock. Located catty corner from LHUCA and across the street from The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences (Lubbock’s newest premier theatre) Charles acquired a building on Avenue J and 5thStreet positioning himself to be in the hub of the arts community.
Charles was careful in his acquirement of other property around him and today has a multi-block/multi-purpose campus in the heart of the arts district.
This project had unlimited potential and was in need of a director for the arts non-profit who reflected just the same. Chad Plunket began his work with CASP overseeing new construction projects, live/work spaces for artists, a print shop, studio space, patio areas to host patrons during First Friday Art Trails and even an outdoor stage.
This growth has been no small feat. With help from his team of fellows from Texas Tech University, CASP is a wide-ranging organization that offers the resources and assistance to aspiring artists in a variety of mediums like arts administration, metal work, construction, print making and marketing. The organization’s position in the Lubbock arts community fills a niche with the addition of their innovate live/work studios. These spaces allow each artist a location to create and sell art during a First Friday Art Trail, but also be their home. The experience helps up and coming talent to gain exposure and offers the financial footing to pursue their art full time.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CASP utilized the added time by creating an industrial, but functional outdoor stage and a concrete ping-pong table for visitors to enjoy. Plunket shared he wants CASP to make art from dirt (which was what originally existed behind the Print Shop). The organization is a force for good, quality art in Lubbock. A constant advocate, CASP has given many artisans a proper foundation to begin a professional arts career.
CASP isn’t just creating art, they’re fulfilling dreams. For more information https://casp-arts.org/.