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August 2018

Win Free Classes for a Year!

August 31 @ 7:00 am - October 20 @ 9:00 pm

Spend your winter in the print studio, dance your way through spring, create in ceramics class all summer, and find your voice next fall! Enter our Blocktober raffle and you could win a year's worth of creative adventure. You can win classes while providing someone else access to some of the best arts programming in the region. All money raised goes directly to our education programs and the Lawrence Arts Center Financial Aid Fund which provides more than $120,000 in scholarships each year. Purchase…

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October 2018

Blocktober Fest Street Party

October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for live music and family fun, all to raise money for a great cause. Sample craft beers from O'Malley Beverage. All proceeds from beer sales will benefit the Lawrence Arts Center's Financial Aid Fund, ensuring access to art classes for all! Enter our raffle to win a free year of classes! Click here to buy your tickets today! Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys For the past twenty years, Chuck Mead has been at the forefront of what has…



Annual Cottonwood, Inc. Exhibition

October 26 @ 8:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm

Cottonwood, Inc. has been serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, and provides Retirement Enrichment Day Services in downtown Lawrence. Retirees pursue their own leisure interests and many have the good fortune to participate in printmaking classes at the Lawrence Arts Center. This exciting, annual exhibition is not to be missed! Final Friday RECEPTION October 26, 5-9pm


November 2018

INSIGHT Art Talk: Joelle Ford

November 7 @ 7:00 pm

Joelle Ford discusses her work and exhibition. I began studying art at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1961, and completed my BFA degree with Honors from the University of Kansas in 1999, thirty-eight years later. In between those dates, I married, worked as slide librarian for the art and architecture department at the University of Arkansas while my husband obtained advanced degrees, had four daughters, and participated in many art based volunteer opportunities. I worked on our rental property by knocking out walls and…


Rethink:  I Am a Veteran

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 3:00 pm

Fri, Nov 9 | 7pm Sat, Nov 10 | 3pm & 7pm Sun, Nov 11 | 3pm $15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students & Veterans Rethink: I Am a Veteran is a performance and storytelling project centered on the lives of women veterans, their families, and friends. This project, which is designed and led by women artists, focuses on veterans who are women, sharing their first person experiences and delving into topics such as the challenges of toxic masculinity, abuse, military glass…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Jason Needham

November 13 @ 7:00 pm

Jason Needham received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas in 1997. Throughout his career, he has worked in fields ranging from commercial screen printing, stained glass window production, art museum security, and art education, each of which has informed his art practice. He has exhibited at venues nationally including the Kansas City Artists Coalition, ZIP 37 Gallery in Denver, and the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities in Arvada, CO. He lives in Kansas City, KS with his…


January 2019

Theatre and Dance for the Very Young: Goodnight Moon

January 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

January 24 | 6pm January 25 | 6pm January. 26 | 11am, 2pm & 4pm January 27 | 3pm $15 Adult/$12 Senior/$10 Student Proceeds from this performance support the Preschool/Kindergarten Financial Aid Fund Margaret Wise Brown’s classic story Goodnight Moon has been loved and passed down through the generations for more than 60 years. The bunny in the blue and white striped PJs wants to delay going to bed for as long as possible, so he says goodnight to every object…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Tara Moorman

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Tara Fisher Moorman was raised in a family of men and women who were always making something; building homes and furniture or designing clothes and beautiful quilts, productivity was valued.  Tara embraces their creative and artistic traditions. Her work is inspired by old family photographs and a desire to bring her ancestors and their story to life. This work allows her to merge art with love of family, history, and storytelling. Her ancestors beckon her to keep working and sharing…


April 2019

Baby Disco

April 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Get ready to move and groove in our brand new dance party designed specifically for very young children. Designed in our Play Lab series, all of the music and decorations were created with children as artistic partners in the process. Join us for glow paint, disco balls, snacks, live music, and an open dance floor just for you and your young person! Join us for our Play Lab series, a research-based space for very young children and their caregivers to…


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