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Much Ado About Nothing Las Vegas Pre-Show Party!

Join us for a Las Vegas style pre-show party for the production of Much Ado About Nothing! Be mystified by Sultry Jazz Singer Raemona Wilson, twist your hips with Elvis Impersonator Henry Morland, and join the cast in Vegas casino card games, karaoke, and other flashy surprises. Pre-Show Party will begin half an hour before … [more]

Summer Camps Kick Off with Game Life

Our Summer ARTspace camps kick off on June 6 with Game Life.  Come create and install life size games in the Arts Center Lobby.  Roll dice as big as you are down the stairs.  Participate in an epic, lobby wide Twister game.  Become a piece in Guess Who.  Create your own board game.  And move … [more]

New Cooking Camp Added

We are Cooking Up a storm with more cooking classes for students ages 4-6 years at the Lawrence Arts Center.  This new camp will be offered  Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd from 1:00-3:00  p.m.  Teachers Megan Hay and Emily Wilson will alternate teaching days.  This new class is called Culinary Arts/Kids in the Kitchen, … [more]


Alicia Kelly is leading a week long workshop that blends installation art with printmaking techniques.  This workshop is for middle and high school students and takes place June 6-10 from 1-4pm.  Over the course of the week they will put together a Printstallation in the Lawrence Arts Center.  This form of art is quite en … [more]

4 Things Worse than Not Learning to Read in Kindergarten

“The year Sam started kindergarten, he turned 6 in October. He was one of the oldest children in his class, and he didn’t know how to read. When he started first grade he was almost 7, and he still didn’t know how to read. Fortunately for Sam, he entered first grade in 1999. And his … [more]

Introducing Carly Kimbrough

Meet our newest jewelry instructor Carly Kimbrough! Carly uses traditional metalsmithing techniques and tools to create handmade jewelry that will last a lifetime and beyond.  Inspired by art nouveau and art deco, she executes both their classic and romantic elegance with a modern twist. Loving the process from the blank silver sheet to the excitement … [more]

Summer Dance Camps and Classes

The School of Dance has a variety of fun and diverse ways for you and/or your child to get moving this Summer! Weekly classes include our best loved courses: Little Movers: Preschool Dance I-III (Ages 3-5yrs) Kinder Ballet and Intro to Ballet (Kindergarten – 1stGrade) Ballet I – VII (2ndGrade and Up) Jazz I-II Modern … [more]

Summer Youth Theatre Begins!

Welcome to Summer Youth Theatre 2016!   WOW! With around 300 students involved with SYT: Much Ado About Fairy Tales, this is going to be our biggest, brightest season yet! With a long-standing reputation in the Lawrence Community, Summer Youth Theatre has been a premier theatre program creating full-scale theatre productions presenting diverse material, from … [more]

Meet the Artist: Melissa McCormick of The Four Elements

Melissa McCormick holds a BFA in ceramics and a Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. Melissa has exhibited her ceramic sculptures throughout the region and has graciously donated to the benefit art auction over many years. She and her husband share a studio in Lawrence.