While waiting for my son spending time with his dentist, one thing I liked to do was searching through Texas Monthly Magazine to find places of interests around Texas that worth a visit. Last week, I found Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden in Lampasas. Hmm… We’re going to Longhorn Cavern in Burnet and we would drive through Lampasas on Labor Day. Perfect!
Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden
My mistake was I didn’t write down the address. I believed our GPS would take us there. Wrong! No Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden shown up, not even Hanna Springs Park or Hanna Springs Garden. Luckily the car was thirsty and my husband got to ask a guy at the pump station about the garden. Double lucky, the guy knew about it and showed us the direction.
Well, no wonder it’s not shown up at GPS. Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden is in Campbell Park. It’s not the name of the park. Hah!
The sculptures in the park divided into two groups: permanent collections and rotating collections. The rotating collections are for sale and moved out after a year if they have not been purchased. LAFTA (Lampasas Associations for the Arts) hosts the Art in the Park Event every year, where they let artists to put their art pieces in a park for a year to sale. Of course, after LAFTA curated the pieces.
Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden Collections
It was hot, the temperature was 93˚F, and the sun shone brightly when we got to the park. But we’re not the only family roaming the park, moving from one sculpture to another sculpture.
Local artist Nancy Gray originated the idea of the sculpture garden and was involved in its early development. LAFTA promotes and operates the garden while the city owns the park. And all artists are from Texas.
Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden is in Campbell Park.
Campbell Park is adjacent to Hanna Springs Swimming Pool and shares the pool’s ample parking lot.