final fridays


Friday, April 25 | the building will be closed from 6 to 8pm for a private event

8 to 9 pm
art works: usd 497 art exhibition

The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence. Showcasing a cross section of the diverse, excellent visual arts programing in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education.

University Dance Company spring concert

south doors open at 7 pm
university dance company spring concert

The University of Kansas dance company performs a spring concert!


Friday, May 30  |  5 to 9pm
2014 Art Tougeau

pre-parade painting & street pARTy 

art tougeau

Grab your friends & family, bring your car, bikes, skateboards or whatever & decorate it for the parade. Paint and dance to live music, and hang out on a spring night with everyone else. The Lawrence Arts Center provides cool cardboard cars for the kids to paint, come early as they run out quickly. Street pARTiers can also view other custom show vehicles from all over the United States in town for the parade. Kick off the summer celebrating creativity and honoring the human spirit with a sense of humor. Or, just hang out and have some good, clean fun on wheels.

Friday, June 28
Free State Festival

The Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival is a five day celebration of film, music, art and ideas! Click to find out more.

Free State Festival

film screenings, digital art displays, music and more!