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Creative Activity Brings Relief from Holiday Stress

Holidays stressing you out? Well….us too. Did you know that studies show that just 20 minutes of creative activity  a day can measurably DECREASE your stress level, sometimes by a significant amount? Here is what we recommend:   Draw: Drawing can be a simple as picking up the nearest pen and paper and just having … Continued


The Positive Power of Art

You might be surprised to know that the arts and health have over 100 years of partnership. Visual art, music, dance, creative writing, dramatic play and theater have been used for decades to enhance individual experience in hospitals, mental health treatment centers, senior care facilities, emergency rooms, occupational therapy clinics, pediatric care facilities and more. … Continued


Exhibition Proposals are Now Accepted Online

Did you know that many of the exhibitions shown at the Lawrence Arts Center every year come to us by way of proposals from independent curators and artists? The Arts Center welcomes proposals for exhibitions that are aesthetically strong, and that provide the community with the opportunity to explore topics of cultural, artistic, and social … Continued



Video: Art Heals Testimonial – Sadie

You’ve seen actress Sadie Barbee in the Summer Youth Theatre production of Avenue Q, Mary Baker’s Black Box Cabaret, and the recent holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She also works behind the scenes in the performing arts department, helping in everything from technical theatre to the youth performance company, Play 12. But what you … Continued


A Holiday Carol from the Arts Based Preschool

Whether it’s making art with boxing gloves or finding clever new ways to divert a homesick child’s attention, our early education staff is one multi-talented group of teachers! But did you know singing and songwriting was also in their repertoire? Check out this new holiday carol performed by preschool instructors and written by Early Education … Continued


Video: Art Heals Testimonial

When parent Charlotte Tritch visited the arts based preschool, she found a place of creativity and acceptance. Hear her story in this new video!   We hope you consider the Lawrence Arts Center in your year-end, tax-deductible giving. Help us improve the health of our community through the healing power of the arts! Click here … Continued