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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


January stARTup Show!

The amazing group stARTup will be opening another show during the January Final Friday in Lawrence! This motivated group is comprised of high school students who make, market, manage their own artwork and shows. Come out to Edward Jones to support this peer-curated show! When: January 26, 2018 from 5-8pm Where: Edward Jones in downtown … Continued


12 x 12 Exhibition Represents Artists Near and Far

On October 27, we opened up the 12 x 12 Juried Exhibition featuring over 100 works, all of which are twelve inches square. Artist Hong Chun Zhang juried the exhibition, selecting from over 300 entries. Responses to the call represented a range of interpretations and approaches, and inspired conversations for future juried exhibitions. The majority … Continued


National Clay Week is October 9-15

In celebration of National Clay Week October 9-15, join in a conversation with 24 artists from 16 countries over the course of 12 hours about the media itself, studio practice, and well, all things clay. Whether you’re a student, educator, collector, curator, designer, or even just curious about clay, this live event will allow people … Continued


Timelapse Video: Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is a letterpress printer and bookbuilder based in Gordo, Alabama. At 40 years of age, Kennedy abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for overalls. His letterpress work raises emotionally charged … Continued


12×12. National Juried Exhibition CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Lawrence Arts Center invites artists to submit works on paper that are 12 inches by 12 inches. This juried exhibition celebrates contemporary art by both established and emerging artists works on paper can include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting on paper, hand-pulled prints, photography, digital pieces displayed as prints, photographic prints.  Selected … Continued


Video: Anson the Ornery – Deluge

In anticipation of the Final Friday exhibit opening of Deluge on July 28, we sat down with artist Anson the Ornery to learn more about the inspiration for this multi-sensory installation. Enjoy a sneak peek behind the scenes of the our latest exhibition in the front gallery.


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


Youth Art Fills the Galleries

Get ready to take in a magnificent display of art by students from Lawrence Public Schools this Final Friday, April 28 from 5-9pm. The middle gallery is chock-full of colorful creations made by elementary students; the large gallery captures the middle school and high school experiences through a variety of 2D, 3D and digital media; and … Continued


Announcing the 2017 Vanguard Arts Awards

Photo credit:  “Closet in My Mind” by Malka Hampton The Lawrence Vanguard Awards honors youth achievement in the visual arts in Lawrence public schools. Supported by a champion of the arts, the awards are focused on identifying remarkable talent, skill, and originality in young visual artists in Lawrence. The awards are open to high school … Continued