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We’re jammin’ with adult arts in October!

Pottery Jam 2018: The Handbuilt Edition   October 11th Free & open to the public beginning at 5:30 pm | Main Lobby Cash Bar You’re invited to our second ever Pottery Jam! This collaborative and improvisational event features artists Chandra DeBuse, Margaret Kinkeade, Joseph Pintz, and Momoko Usami demonstrating their approaches to handbuilding pots. Join … Continued



Art as an opportunity for creativity, connection, and communication

Hello Friends, The other day some colleagues and I were discussing what defines us as the Lawrence Arts Center. Beyond all the buzz words of integrity, commitment to quality, having fun, enrichment, etcetera, etcetera, we dug deeper into what motivates us, inspires us, keeps us moving forward into new frontiers. The more we spoke about … Continued


Featured Ceramic Symposium Artist: Sanam Emami

The Image & the Vessel-a Survey of Contemporary Pottery Opens today, bringing to our gallery a phenomenal array of ceramicists and a seductive selection of surfaces. Curated to highlight innovations in craft, the display coincides with the upcoming Ceramics Symposium, a biennial two-day celebration of top nationally recognized contemporary ceramicists, diverse technical demonstration, and conceptual … Continued


Spotlight on Color Play: Meet Amanda Pintore and Mason Sharon!

Two cities. Two arts centers. Two early childhood community partners. One show. Color Play. Take a closer look at how we made Color Play here.   Meet Amanda Pintore, director/performer, and Mason Sharon, performer for Color Play, a performance for very young children at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Center of Creative Arts! Amanda Pintore spent the last … Continued


Thank you for attending the Free State Festival!

Thank you, Lawrence, for making the 2018 Free State Festival such a success! We loved seeing the familiar faces of pass-holders, meeting new people, experiencing unique venues, and witnessing filmmakers, actors, visual artists, musicians, panelists, and community members coming together day after day. We appreciate every single audience member, cheerleader, artist, moderator, community partner, local … Continued



Announcing The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet!

Click here to view the Nutcracker Cast List! Download the Nutcracker rehearsal schedule (updated 10/05/18)! Enrollment & Fees To accept your Nutcracker role(s), ALL CAST MEMBERS must register in person through the Front Desk by September 29th. The course code to enroll through the Front Desk is FA-DYNKB. There is a $145 participation fee for … Continued


Spotlight on Color Play: Meet Clarissa Corkins and Jen Theby Quinn!

Two cities. Two arts centers. Two early childhood community partners. One show. Color Play.   Meet Clarissa Corkins, Production Coordinator, and Jen Theby-Quinn, performer for Color Play, a performance for very young children at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Center of Creative Arts! Clarissa Corkins is a videographer, coordinator, snack provider, organizer, supporter, and any other title needed … Continued


Enrolling Now: Open Studio With Louis

Did you know that in addition to our adult classes, structured as technical intensives, we offer open studio options? Open studios, in print, ceramics, and painting, allow space for students to further develop personal work and expanded self-direction. Today we’re spotlighting Open Studio with Louis. Led by painter and longtime Kansan Louis Copt, this nine-week … Continued