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Calling all 3-6 Year Olds: Play Labs for Goodnight Moon!

Join us for the next session of our Play Lab series, a research-based space for very young children and their caregivers to create with artists.   This session we will develop the imagery and stage design for our main stage performance, Goodnight Moon. Caregivers will join their children in exploring the story of Goodnight Moon by painting … Continued


Lawrence-based band to perform new album at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

By DeAsia Paige on October 9, 2018 Lawrence-based band Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills rehearsed for their upcoming gig in the comfort of the frontman’s eclectic living room. A picture reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album hangs in the center of the room — it’s the cover art for the band’s newest album “Driftwood,” which … Continued


It’s time for the Early Childhood program’s Annual Poinsettia Sale!

Orders are due no later than November 1st! Beat the holiday rush and support the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education Programs!  The preschool and kindergarten will be selling poinsettia plants for the holiday season. Ordering is easy! Just download this form and return with payment to the front desk. Plants will be available for pick-up on November 27th … Continued



What Early Ed Teachers are Saying about Color Play

Early Education Director Linda Reimond and Assistant Andria Devlin attended special performances of Color Play this week with arts based preschoolers, kindergarteners, and friends from Head Start and Haskell Indian Nations University’s Little Nations. Here’s what they had to say about this sneak peek into this special production for very young audiences opening to the … Continued



PLAY Conference

In July, several of the teachers in our Early Childhood Education Department were fortunate to attend “The Play Conference” held in Roseville, California.  What a gift we each received. We all are confirmed believers in the power of play and why we all need it. It was so validating to be in a huge room … Continued



These Lawrence Kids Hang 12 | Lawrence Kids Magazine

Summer 2018 edition If you’re an ambitious young athlete in Lawrence, the opportunities are nearly endless. Travel teams, weekend tournaments, private coaching are all available. But what about young artists?    


Featured Ceramics Symposium Artist: Kevin Snipes

Last week we introduced  Sanam Emami and her work featured in The Image & the Vessel: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics, as well as her role as an upcoming demonstrator in the Lawrence Arts Center’s 2018 Ceramics Symposium. Today, we’re highlighting the work of Kevin Snipes. Kevin Snipes, Speed Demons, porcelain, glaze, oxide wash, 2015 Joining us from Pittsburgh, … Continued