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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…


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…



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…



FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. Join us in the galleries for exhibition receptions this month.


January 2019

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…



INSIGHT Art Talk: Jen Unekis

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Jen’s delicate and strong lines, soft layered surfaces, and varied strokes pull you into her paintings. When she paints, Jen focuses on the blending of color, movement and shape. Her work is oftentimes inspired by natural landscapes and floral forms, but remains rooted in the abstract. Maintaining control within a piece without suffocating it is an awkward dance, but her goal is to create a piece that ultimately finds its own balance and sense of self. Jen was born in…


February 2019

ALL MEMBER EVENT: 2019 Souper Bowl Private Preview

February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Be first in line to purchase ceramic bowls hand made by artists and students on sale from $10 up. Proceeds benefit Arts Center visual arts education. Not a member? Become one today and join us!  


March 2019

IS/IS/CP Member Event: 2019 Benefit Art Auction Preview Party

March 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Society members for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and preview works on sale to benefit the Arts Center's exhibition program. Bid on silent and live auction works –you can even buy out silent auction works at 200% of the retail value to guarantee you get the pieces you love! Become a member at the Imagination Society, Inspiration Society, or Creative Placemaker level and join us!


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