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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events

The Lawrence Arts Center will recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a screening of the film, Big Sonia, and a performance of the play, Bent, on Saturday, January, 27. “Key to the strength of Big Sonia is its refusal to give in to easy bromides. Its use of animation to illustrate Sonia’s memories spins off her own artful … 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


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


Cheers to A Year of Wellbeing and Happiness!

Did you know that research shows that creative activity actually changes your brain in a way that improves your sense of wellbeing?  Studies show that creative activity in groups helps you to feel more connected with others, which has a significant  impact on your overall sense of happiness. Whether it’s sewing, pottery, painting, tap dancing or joining … Continued


The Positive Power of Art

You might be surprised to know that the arts and health have over 100 years of partnership. Visual art, music, dance, creative writing, dramatic play and theater have been used for decades to enhance individual experience in hospitals, mental health treatment centers, senior care facilities, emergency rooms, occupational therapy clinics, pediatric care facilities and more. … Continued


Video: Art Heals Testimonial – Sadie

You’ve seen actress Sadie Barbee in the Summer Youth Theatre production of Avenue Q, Mary Baker’s Black Box Cabaret, and the recent holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She also works behind the scenes in the performing arts department, helping in everything from technical theatre to the youth performance company, Play 12. But what you … Continued


A Holiday Carol from the Arts Based Preschool

Whether it’s making art with boxing gloves or finding clever new ways to divert a homesick child’s attention, our early education staff is one multi-talented group of teachers! But did you know singing and songwriting was also in their repertoire? Check out this new holiday carol performed by preschool instructors and written by Early Education … Continued


Video: Art Heals Testimonial

When parent Charlotte Tritch visited the arts based preschool, she found a place of creativity and acceptance. Hear her story in this new video!   We hope you consider the Lawrence Arts Center in your year-end, tax-deductible giving. Help us improve the health of our community through the healing power of the arts! Click here … Continued