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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.

The annual Benefit Art Auction is happening now! Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund our not-for-profit gallery, the auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by art talks, films, and more. 177 pieces generously donated by artists are on exhibit for four weeks to be auctioned during the April 8 auction event. Bidding on auction works is an opportunity to support exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center – all proceeds of sales go toward continuing to support the program.

Participate in online bidding here.

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Current & Upcoming

March 10 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 9:00 pm

2017 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

EXHIBITION: March 10 - April 8 RECEPTIONS: Friday, March 10th, 7-9pm    |    March 31st, 5-9pm Live Auction…

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2017 Benefit Art Auction

EXHIBITION: March 10 - April 8 RECEPTIONS: Friday, March 10th, 7-9pm    |    March 31st, 5-9pm Establishe…

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April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 12 @ 9:00 pm

USD 497 Exhibition

Final Friday Reception: April 28, 5-9 pm The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public…

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