Charles Adams Gallery opened in November 1985 at 2109 Broadway in Lubbock, TX. In 1997, the gallery moved to the Kingsgate Center on 82nd and Quaker Avenue. In 2010, the gallery moved to 602 Avenue J in the new arts district in order to be adjacent to the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, LHUCA.
A Lubbock native, Charles Adams moved to Manhattan in 1969 and opened an art gallery at 363 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. The gallery was sold in 1980 when Charles Adams moved back to Lubbock.
In conjunction with moving to the LHUCA campus, Mr. Adams founded the Charles Adams Studio Project. The studio project, CASP, is a non profit 501(c)(3). The mission of CASP is to cluster artists at LHUCA by building and maintaining studio space for working artists. To date, CASP has built four live/work studios and is in the process of turning the old city police garage at 5th Street and Avenue J into cooperative working studios. CASP has just opened a downtown art gallery for the Texas Tech School of Art that is housed in the police garage. Future projects that will be housed in the police garage include a printmaking studio and a welding studio. These studios will be used for classes, visiting artists, as well as open studio time. There are future CASP projects that have not been anounced at this time.