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The Best in Contemporary Art

The mission of the Lawrence Arts Center’s exhibitions program is to enrich the community by presenting the best in contemporary art and to actively engage audiences through multi-disciplinary exhibitions that question and inspire.  To that end, the Lawrence Arts Center features 20-25 exhibitions each year from diverse artists in all media, ranging from local preschool children to internationally known artists.  Such richness reflects the community that the Arts Center serves.  Many of the original artworks on display are available for purchase.  Learn more about the artists and their art by visiting our galleries and website.


Current & Upcoming

September 17 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 9:00 pm

Flower Matrix. Claudia Hart

Hart’s decorative patterns are in fact also computer codes – augmented “tags” functioning like QR – that …

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - October 20 @ 9:00 pm

Brett Kern. Won’t Get Fooled Again

“Something has survived,” reads the tagline for the 1997 movie, Jurassic Park: The Lost World. Undeniably, some…

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

Annual Cottonwood, Inc. Exhibition

Cottonwood, Inc. has been serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, and provides Retirement …

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - December 21 @ 9:00 pm

Joelle Ford. Kansas Collections II

Joelle Ford's first one-person show, Kansas Collections, was exhibited at the Lawrence Arts Center in 2008. It was…

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - December 21 @ 9:00 pm

Jason Needham. New Work

INSIGHT Art Talk: November 13, 7pm Jason Needham’s new landscape paintings reflect his longstanding interest in …

April 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

2019 Benefit Art Auction

Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit A…

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