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Call for Entries: 2017 MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition

The Lawrence Arts Center is hosting the 2017 Mid America Print Council Juried Members’ Exhibition. This exhibition will take place as part of the Lawrence Print Week from September 1st to October 21st, 2017. An opening reception will be held Sept. 29th and a print week reception will be held October 19th, 2017. Deadline: July … Continued


Tressa Jones: a capacity to become more

Tressa Jones, our 2016-17 printmaking resident, is having her solo exhibition opening this Final Friday. The reception for her show will go from 5-9 pm. Come out to see the amazing work she has created while living here in Lawrence. Read Tressa’s description of her exhibition along with her artist biography below.   This body of … Continued


Kyla’s Crete Adventure!

Three years ago, our Director of Residencies and Adult Education, Kyla Strid, was invited to consult on an archaeological dig of a Minoan Pottery Workshop on the Grecian island of Crete. She spent time on the dig site of a recently excavated village where she was allowed to explore and study the pottery. She was … Continued


Botanical Photo workshop with Diane Guthrie

Are you in love with the gardens around Lawrence? Want to work on your photography skills all while enjoying the beautiful nature around town? Come take this fun, two-day workshop with Diane Guthrie, a professional photographer who has experience shooting in the field…literally. In this conceptually focused workshop, Diane will focus on many essential digital … Continued


Fall 2017 Season Announcement

We are incredibly excited to announce our Fall 2017 season of music, theatre, and dance performances at the Lawrence Arts Center. We will be working with youth and adult actors, non-professional and professional dancers, and musicians to bring our fall season to life. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to purchase tickets!   Story Slam                                                                                                     September 8, … Continued


Thank You for Picnicking with Us!

Picnic on the Prairie was a magnum opus thanks to all the wonderful sponsors, guests, performers, gorgeous decorations, a beautiful setting and perfect weather!  We were so pleased to treat 180 picnic patrons to a wonderful meal provided by Evan Williams Catering, wine and spirits from our friends at Cork & Barrel, and beer from … Continued



Fall 2017 Enrollment Begins!

 Experience the School of Dance this Fall! Classes At the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, we provide an extensive program of dance classes and performance opportunities  for movers of all ages! From Irish Step Dance to Hip Hop, there is a class for everyone! Check out our Fall course catalog by clicking the links … Continued


It’s Not Too Late To Join the FUN!

Come join our Early Childhood program this summer.  Jazzy July is a great way to introduce preschool to a child who will be starting preschool in the fall!  Click here to enroll in any of our innovative summer classes! Jazzy July (our summer preschool) still has a few spots left.  You may choose between Monday/Wednesday … Continued


All Things Hip Hop!

Over the coming weeks, the Lawrence Arts Center is exploring the world of Hip Hop through dance, audio, and visual art. Next week, June 19-23rd, hip hop dancer Rauly Duenas and musical virtuouso DJ Proof team up to put on Hip Hop Academy, a camp that teaches both hip hop dance and djing to 3rd-7th graders.  … Continued