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Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas

Art is for

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Embrace Your Inner Artist

Everyone is born an artist, and at Lawrence Arts Center, we provide the community with a place to connect with that inner artist and with one another. All forms of art—whether visual arts, dance, theatre, crafts, and beyond—send signals to our brains that stir our creativity and support our well-being.

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Our Educational Offerings

School of Theatre & Music

Embrace your theatrical side with theatre and music classes. We have courses for adults and youth that cover options from improv, acting, music, and more.

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Upcoming Events

There is always something fun going on at Lawrence Arts Center! We feature pop-up art activities, dance parties, story slams, auditions, and nearly anything else you can imagine.

Supporting Our Community Through Art and Education

We go beyond helping our community by engaging in partnerships with various organizations.


From our work with donors to ensure classes are affordable to all to our environment of radical welcoming, we are safe and accessible to every artist.


The instructors for our classes bring top-notch expertise to every aspect of their teaching.


Our state-of-the-art facilities ensure everyone has the tools they need to fully embrace art, whether through performances, galleries, or classes.

Support Affordable Access to Art

Become A Member

Members are eligible for early enrollment in arts education classes & receive a 10% discount on classes.*

Memberships are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase and also help fund our financial aid.

Make A Donation

Your donation allows the Arts Center to provide financial aid to those in need, offer community art experiences and exhibitions at no cost, and so much more!

Become A Sponsor

Our sponsors make everything we do at Lawrence Arts Center possible! Along with other support, sponsors ensure that everyone has access to our community-building and life-enhancing experiences.

Discover Lawrence Arts Center

Find your artist within or simply connect with the Lawrence art community.

Artists in Residence

Calling all artists!

The Visiting and Resident Artists program at the Lawrence Arts Center offers a unique opportunity for artists to create new work in an uplifting and diverse environment.

Practitioners of all backgrounds in any medium of visual art are welcome to join the Lawrence Arts Center community of artists and arts patrons. Dive into this opportunity to expand your network and build new audiences for your art while you immerse yourself in creation.