Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF)
In the middle of the 20th century, an extraordinary vision became reality at nature’s crossroads where Johnson Creek elegantly merges with the Guadalupe River. A small group of people, united by their love of the arts and the beauty of the Hill Country, envisioned creating a place for the education of the arts, visual art exhibitions and theatrical performances. A place where families could come together and explore their individual talents. Ideas appeared and took flight like the fireflies that twinkle here on the summer evenings, but it has been the hard work and commitment of many that have given way for the visionary entity known as The Hill Country Arts Foundation.
Actors, singers, directors, musicians, and technicians enjoy performing on the Hill Country Arts Foundation’s Smith-Ritch Point Theatre, a 722-seat outdoor amphitheater with the Guadalupe River as the backdrop and the moon and stars as the ambient house lighting. When the season turns, theatre productions move indoors to our intimate Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre which seats 150 people.
Artists of all media types teach and learn in the creek-side studios. The Duncan-McAshan Gallery hosts exhibitions that range from classroom work to national juried shows.
For generations the HCAF has been a garden that has and will continue to bloom the imagination of children. In a time where Atlantis seems to have been lost, we provide youth art classes and theatre workshops for local and visiting youth to fuel the unique expressive imagery that we all hold inside. Some even have landed roles in big summer productions. Over the years many have made sure that their own children are afforded the same creative growth they were given.
2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Hill Country Arts Foundation, thousands of people joined the celebration by participating in that year’s programs. They took a class, auditioned for a part, volunteered to be an usher or a docent, built a set, painted a personal masterpiece, threw a pot…and a thousand other things. It was a wonderful milestone that is now in the pages of our history.
But now the HCAF especially needs your commitment expressed as your membership. It is our members who have sustained the organization and its programs throughout its 54 years, and they are vital to the HCAF’s future and the strength of its programs.
Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road, Ingram, TX 78025
Phone: (830) 367-5121
Mailing Address; P.O Box 1169, Ingram, TX 78025
Tel: 830.367.5121 Toll free: 800.459.HCAF
HCAF's Point Theatre, 120 Point Theatre Road South, Ingram, TX 78025
Info & Reservations: 830.367.5121 Toll Free: 800.459.4223
Box Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5pm; Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.