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Silent Bidding for the Art Auction has Begun

Crowds flocked to the opening of the 2016 Benefit Art Auction exhibition this Final Friday. Over 150 works of art generously donated by local and national artists will be on exhibit before the April 23rd live auction, so don’t miss the chance to put in your bid on a beautiful piece of original art. Large scale new work … Continued


New York Jazz Comes Home

Acclaimed pianist Addison Frei will give a Nine Forty LIVE Jazz concert with vocalist Tahira Clayton and musician Lucas Parker on March 31, 7:30pm. A Lawrence native, Frei got his start at a young age playing restaurants in Lawrence and now works as a freelance musician in New York City. He recently won 1st Place in the American … Continued


A New and Improved Print Studio Awaits You

Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Amanda Maciuba and Printmaking Fellow Tonja Torgerson are enjoying the new renovations in the John Talleur Print Studio. Special thank you to the Kriz Charitable Fund for making these dramatic improvements possible. Walls have been removed, new equipment has been added and the Artist-in-Residence new studio space is absolutely beautiful. If you haven’t … Continued


What it Takes

What does it take to put on the annual Benefit Art Auction at the Lawrence Arts Center?  The basic formula has not changed since it started 35 years ago – we need 150 community minded, talented artists willing to give back to the Lawrence Arts Center; businesses and individuals who value the benefit of a … Continued


Why Art?

Compiled by the director and faculty of the Lawrence Arts Center Preschool. Why Art? A very good question. Think of “the arts” as art, music, dance, and drama. Not only is art fun, art is a perfect way to learn. Learning through the arts is a smart and fun way to enhance brain development, support … Continued


Arts-Based Kindergarten Info Session March 30th

Learn more about the Lawrence Arts Center’s new Kelly Galloway Kindergarten on Wednesday March 30, 7-8pm at the Lawrence Arts Center Made possible by a gift from the Thomas D. Galloway Family, the Lawrence Arts Center Kelly Galloway Kindergarten is enrolling for the Fall 2016 semester. The curriculum developed for this ground-breaking arts-based kindergarten completes the … Continued


Spring Classes Start This Week

My, oh my–what a busy session we have planned!  Our STEAM Afterschool program will be investigating and designing five days a week for 1st-5th grade students.  Meanwhile, many other elementary visual arts classes from paint to clay to craft will be running each week.  For Middle and High School students, our ARTSinstitutes will be exploring … Continued


Young Guerilla Artists Change the World

1st-5th grade students transformed themselves into Guerilla Artists last week and their work can be seen all around downtown.  If you’re at the Lawrence public library, be on the lookout for their zines in the stacks. If you happen to be on the hunt for some new clothes at Arizona Trading Company, check those pockets … Continued


Featured Artist of the Week: Kris Kuksi

Kris feels that in the world today much of mankind is oftentimes frivolous and fragile, being driven primarily by greed and materialism. He hopes that his art exposes the fallacies of Man, unveiling a new level of awareness to the viewer. His work has received several awards and prizes and has been featured in over … Continued