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Did the film A Face in the Crowd Predict Trump?

Our Politics in Film Series kicks off this Sunday, October 2 at 3pm with a free screening of the cinematic masterpiece, A Face in the Crowd. Director Elia Kazan and Screenwriter Budd Schulberg, best known for their collaboration on On the Waterfront, brought Schulberg’s short story to the big screen in 1957, a time when the impact … [more]

This Week is Parent/Teacher Discussion Week in the School of Dance!

The School of Dance would like to welcome parents and guardians to this semester’s first Parent/Teacher Discussion Week this week, Sept. 26-Oct.1. Parent/Teacher Discussion Week is an opportunity for instructors to discuss what students are learning, provide information about upcoming events, and to answer any questions face to face. Parents/Guardians will be invited into the studio … [more]

NOW AVAILABLE: Inaugural AD Astra Editions Prints by Jennifer Davis

Now available for purchase.  Each limited edition print is hand-pulled, hand numbered and signed by the artist, and comes with certificate of authenticity. Through a grant by the Kriz Charitable Foundation, the John Talleur Printmaking studio at the Lawrence Arts Center has undergone major changes over the past year. A renovation nearly doubled the working … [more]

Thanks for Supporting Arts Education!

The Lawrence Arts Center Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank all of you for supporting our Arts Education Programs! Major Sponsors: Clark/Huesemann Midwest Property Management Event Sponsors: Bittersweet Floral & Design Boulevard Brewing Company Breakout Lawrence City Wine Market Crown Distributors, Inc. Evan Williams Catering Grandstand Glassware & Apparel Hang the Moon Designs … [more]

Meet the Artist: Brian Horsch

Brian Horsch’s exhibit, Animals & More, is now on display in the front gallery of the Arts Center through September 24. With just a few days left to experience the exhibition, we asked Brian to share some thoughts on his background and artistic process. Get to know this longtime friend of the Arts Center and … [more]

Announcing the Cast of The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for this year’s Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet! Enjoy this cast list of talented performers. We can’t wait to see you all on stage this winter!   Enrollment Those who have been cast must register no later than by September 24th. Please stop by the Front Desk, call 785-843-2787, or visit … [more]

The Lawrence Arts Center’s “Shaken & Stirred” fall fundraiser increases access to arts education for all

The Lawrence Arts Center’s James Bond-themed fall fundraiser “Shaken& Stirred” took place this past Saturday, September 17th, and attracted over 200 guests for dinner, dancing, and drinks in support of the Lawrence Arts Center’s arts education and financial aid programs. Guests welcomed new CEO Kimberly Williams, thanked outgoing CEO Susan Tate for her years of … [more]

“Hey, Mud Puddle”

“Hey, Mud Puddle” by Robert Munsch is one of our very favorite books.  We certainly found a good puddle in our sand box Wednesday morning and took full advantage of a break in the weather to get out and PLAY!    

Billy Elliot Audition Prep Workshop: coming up on September 24th!

Billy Elliot Fall Audition Prep Workshop     September 24, 3-5PM FREE Age 8 through Adult   Join us for a free preliminary workshop in preparation for our winter and spring auditions for Billy Elliot.  This workshop will include learning a dance number with Ellie Goudie-Averill and Hanan Misko, as well as signing with musical director, Rachel … [more]

New School of Theatre & Music! 10% Discount on Classes

We are so excited to announce that the Lawrence Arts Center has launched a brand new School of Theatre & Music!   In honor of its inaugural season, we are offering a 10% discount on classes for youth and adults who enroll with a friend in a class within the School of Theatre & Music. … [more]