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Inventor Grrls in 5 Days!

Only five days left until Inventor Grrls begins! And we have two full scholarships! This Design/Build workshop for 6th-9th grade girls partners with local organizations (Gould Evans Architecture, Bowersock Dam, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, and others) to solve real-world problems with art and design. Learn how to use new and expanded media in teams to create cool … Continued

Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting

Prospective 2018-2019 Kelly Galloway Kindergarten families are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm in Room 105 (the kindergarten room) at the Lawrence Arts Center.  The curriculum developed for this groundbreaking arts based kindergarten completes the continuum of the award winning academic programming pioneered at the Arts Center.  With … Continued

School’s Out, Fun’s In

When school is out on Friday, February 16th and then again on Thursday and Friday, February 22nd-23rd, the Arts Center will be busy with fun art activities. We combine the performing and visual arts for an all-day arts experience for 1st through 5th graders. Friday, February 16th will be Kinetic Kids, where students look at … Continued

Art Heals with Molly Krause

  “I believe in salvation through art; in fact, art may be the only thing to save us. Making my unknown known is how I think of creativity and I’ve personally shown my unknown in a variety of ways at different stages of my life: dance, the culinary arts, and writing. Figuring out how to … Continued

Announcing the 2018 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Winners!

Join us in congratulating the 2018 winners of the Langston Hughes Award for creative writing: poet Rachel Atakpa and fiction writer Kim Condon! Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards honor the work of Hughes, who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the award is given … Continued

Jan. 27: Attire Swap, New Student/Parent Meet & Greet!

Biannual Attire Swap 9:00-11:30am, Lower Lobby – the School of Dance Attire Swap is a great way to save a few bucks while getting ready for your current or next year’s Level Attire. Swap your outgrown leotards, jazz pants, and dance shows for something new-ish! Bring your loved and laundered items to the Main Lobby, … Continued

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Travels to Omaha!

On a cold, snowy day last Saturday, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) dancers traveled to Omaha, NE to perform with Heartland Youth Ballet, a fellow Regional Dance America/Mid-States member company. Company dancers performed two pieces, which will be presented in Lawrence this Spring at the Emergence concert on April 27 & 28: ‘Sense of…’, an introspective, … Continued

Register for the End of Year Showcases!

Deadline: February 3 School of Dance End of Year Showcases May 18 | 5:30PM, 7:30PM May 19 | 10AM, 12PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM   The Fall and Winter/Spring semesters culminate in the annual School of Dance End of Year Showcases on the Arts Center’s Mainstage. This event is a crucial component of the dance curriculum and … Continued

Artist’s massive, first installation, ‘Time-shift Paradox,’ transports viewers at Lawrence Art Center to alternative universe | CJ Online

January 12, 2018 Justin Marable’s latest work of installation art is bigger than any project he has attempted before — so large, it fills all three exhibit spaces in the lower level of the Lawrence Arts Center. The interactive exhibition, “Time-shift Paradox,” is filled with whirring pieces, historical artifacts, giant time machines and an underlying message of our … Continued

A Look Inside: The Wizard Of Oz Cast List and Our 1920’s Theme

We are incredibly thrilled that so many community members joined us for The Wizard of Oz auditions this past weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center. Congratulations to everyone in our cast! We are welcoming 104 performers from around the area to help bring our production to life. We are also excited to welcome a professional … Continued