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Take a Metals Class this Summer!

Check out our awesome metals classes we are offering this summer. Click on the class for details and enrollment! We’ve got some excellent one and two-day workshops: Alternative Materials in Jewelry with Cate Richards from 12:00-4:00 pm on 7/8-7/9 Bangles and Cuffs with Carly Kimbrough from 12:00-4:00 pm on 7/29   We also have some great 8 week … Continued


Summer will be here before you know it!

“Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy…”  Words from George Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess are not always reality when young children are involved.  At the Lawrence Arts Center we have so many creative opportunities for young children through adults.  A few classes and camps for the youngest family members include: July Coloring Outside the Lines—this … Continued


Youth Art Fills the Galleries

Get ready to take in a magnificent display of art by students from Lawrence Public Schools this Final Friday, April 28 from 5-9pm. The middle gallery is chock-full of colorful creations made by elementary students; the large gallery captures the middle school and high school experiences through a variety of 2D, 3D and digital media; and … Continued


Announcing the 2017 Vanguard Arts Awards

Photo credit:  “Closet in My Mind” by Malka Hampton The Lawrence Vanguard Awards honors youth achievement in the visual arts in Lawrence public schools. Supported by a champion of the arts, the awards are focused on identifying remarkable talent, skill, and originality in young visual artists in Lawrence. The awards are open to high school … Continued


Call for Stories: SYT

If you have ever been involved in Summer Youth Theatre, we want to hear from you! Our goal is to collect stories from alumni, parents, current participants, directors, techies, interns, designers, and anyone else involved in SYT since its beginning. Tell us why SYT was important to you, what your funniest SYT memory was, or … Continued


Meet Cabaret Du Monde’s Kirsten Paludan

Photographs by Fally Alfani from I Heart Local Music   Born and raised in Lawrence, I am a musician, actress and producer. I opened my private music studio in 2015 teaching voice, guitar, and piano and currently perform in 3 bands as well as solo from time to time. I have released 3 albums of … Continued


Third Grade Arts Day

One of our favorite times of the year is 3rd Grade Arts Day when students from Lawrence Public Schools fill our dance studios with energy and delight. School of Dance Director Hanan Misko and Visiting Artist Ashley Boyack had a great time today sharing dance moves (and even math concepts) with the 3rd grade. Learning … Continued


stARTup Shows Open This Week

This year the Lawrence Arts Center piloted an Artist/Entrepreneur program for high school students called stARTup. In this program, we partnered with KU, Kansas City Art Institute, local galleries and businesses, artists, and industry leaders to build a solid foundation of business and art skills for emerging artists. The capstone of stARTup is for each student … Continued


DJ-ing From Scratch

Shout out to DJ Proof, who will be running two DJ-ing workshops at the Lawrence Arts Center this summer called DJ-ing From Scratch.  DJ Proof has been a DJ on the national scene for years and lives in Lawrence (yet another local treasure!!). He has massive cred including opening for Public Enemy with his Midnight … Continued


Visit the Robin Bayer Collection at the Chamber of Commerce

Local business owner Robin Bayer has been a supporter of the Arts Center for many years, but this spring, he’s putting a fresh spin on giving to LAC while continuing to support artists from Lawrence or connected to Lawrence in a meaningful way.  As a lifetime appreciator of the arts Robin began building this collection … Continued