The Caprock Cutural Association (CCA) received its 501(c)3 designation in 1987. Our mission is to promote, encourage, direct, sponsor and otherwise develop cultural activities within the Post and Garza County area.
In the early 1990s for five years, we sponsored “Rendezvous of the Arts” bringing approximately 50 artists to Post annually for a week-long art event held in empty store fronts on Main Street. The CCA was instrumental in organizing a community theater group into the Garza Theatre that presented 8-10 live productions annually for over 25 years. The theater building developed structural problems and is now closed to the public; however, we are working on plans to present community theater productions in other venues.
Our organization’s overarching priority is to bring art and cultural activities to all segments of the community. For many years, the CCA sponsored “Kids ‘n Art,” a program that taught art to elementary students in a weekly after-school class in Post and surrounding communities.
In 2004 our organization took ownership of a historical building adjacent to the Garza County Historical Museum. The two-story building was originally built by our founder, C. W. Post, as a boarding house for nurses who worked at the hospital. Through private funding the building was restored and repurposed as a venue for community events. We own and maintain the building, now known as the Heritage House. In 2009, we held a free, two-week summer art camp at the Heritage House for children from Kindergarten age to High School. The following year, we sponsored a two-week photography workshop for high school students. The framed photographs with accompanying essays are on permanent exhibit in the Garza County Courthouse.
Our organization continually offers free or low cost events at the Heritage House including house concerts, a monthly book club and creative writing classes. The past 3 years the CCA sponsored a photography workshop led by Texas State Photographer, Wyman Meinzer. We have also sponsored free concerts (2012-2014) at the elementary school by John R. Erickson, author of the “Hank the Cowdog” book series; held quilt shows and a month-long art exhibit featuring the work of Post High School art students.
The outdoor art exhibit, “Sit a Spell in Post,” features 15 area artists whose work is exhibited August – October in the median of Main Street. 2014 is our second year to sponsor this event and we plan for this to continue as an annual event. The exhibit was enjoyed by residents and visitors to the community, especially appealing to cultural tourists.
The Caprock Cultural Association Board of Directors and Staff enjoy opening the doors of “our house” – the Heritage House – for special events such as weddings, receptions and family reunions. We also strive to continue as a vibrant organization providing art and cultural experiences to our community.