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What has become of the art for East Ninth Street?

January 7, 2018 The idea of bringing public artwork to East Ninth Street is not dead, but time is running out if the art is going to be incorporated into the city’s design to reconstruct the roadway. Read more …



Summer Youth Theatre 2018 Show Announcement!

Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for 1st-12th graders.  Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians work with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold-out audiences.  Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime! Check below for show titles and … 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




Creative Activity Brings Relief from Holiday Stress

Holidays stressing you out? Well….us too. Did you know that studies show that just 20 minutes of creative activity  a day can measurably DECREASE your stress level, sometimes by a significant amount? Here is what we recommend:   Draw: Drawing can be a simple as picking up the nearest pen and paper and just having … 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


Exhibition Proposals are Now Accepted Online

Did you know that many of the exhibitions shown at the Lawrence Arts Center every year come to us by way of proposals from independent curators and artists? The Arts Center welcomes proposals for exhibitions that are aesthetically strong, and that provide the community with the opportunity to explore topics of cultural, artistic, and social … Continued