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Meet Billy Elliot: Lawrence Arts Center (KS)

The Sky Kid |  Click for Article is dedicated to promoting young people in music, movies and the performing arts, which is why there is a section on the site devoted to Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM).  It’s newest article covers the Lawrence Arts Center’s production of Billy Elliot The Musical. The 300-seat theatre … [more]

Castaway Island School’s Out Day

We have been exploring some pretty experimental and engaging educational experiences lately.  In the spirit of our summer camp Box City, where students study city planning and engineer a cardboard city, and Fort Adventure, our school’s out day that built the most epic fort and society in two days, we are excited to present Castaway Island. … [more]

Last Week for Winter Exhibits!

Attention art-lovers!  There’s only one week left to visit our current exhibitions – Louis Copt’s “Raising the Barn”, Daniel Rozin’s “Penguins Mirror”, and photography work by Richard Gwin and Mike Yoder. Representing 3 local artists and one from New York, these exhibitions have been some of our most beloved shows to date.  Whether it’s the … [more]

March 12: Lawrence Dance Intensive Scholarship Audition

The Lawrence Dance Intensive provides regional dancers with professional dance instruction from world-class teachers and choreographers. This intensive is a partnership between the Kansas University Dance Department and the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, and is based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on preparing students for the demands of a professional career. It … [more]

SouperBowl Champions!

We are so thankful to the Lawrence community for making our annual SouperBowl event a success!  We raised more than $12,000 to support our ceramics studio and education program.  Happy shoppers left with beautiful bowls, and enjoyed soup and bread all donated by Dillon’s and Great Harvest Bread Company.  We especially want to thank the … [more]

Ode to Letterpress

Ode to Letterpress Oh sculpture of type! In my hand A weighty chunk, An atom of meaning. Pressed into paper –nay, squished Into cottony clouds– You stay crisp, Full of light and of shadows, Distinct and commanding. We are free To express, To impress Our love and our passion For words And for thoughts Lofty … [more]

Emoji-Me School’s Out Day

This Friday school is out and Emojis are in! Come spend the day discovering the history and possibility of expressing yourself with Emojis.  Katie Alldritt, Neal Barbour, and Jennifer Bennett will be working with kids to make their very own emojis complete with identities, behavior, style, and artwork.  Just imagine a whole room full of emoji … [more]

Congratulations to the 2017 Artist INC Lawrence Fellows!

Artist INC Live Lawrence, a collaborative partnership between the Lawrence Arts Center, Kansas Creative Industries Commission and Mid-America Art Alliance announces the artists selected for the 2017 Lawrence session of the Artist INC Live seminar. With this roster of 21 area artists, the nationally recognized Artist INC program now includes Lawrence within the pioneering arts … [more]

Our production of Billy Elliot the Musical – The Midwest Premiere

Did you know our production of Billy Elliot the Musical is the Midwest premiere of this production? Once a show closes on Broadway and goes on tour, it is made available for regional community and professional productions. The Lawrence Arts Center is the first theatre to do this production in the Midwest. It opens next … [more]

Inside Billy Elliot: What the Kids Have to Say

The cast of Billy Elliot is made up of professionals, community members, and students for a rich combination of performers. We checked in with the kids who are performing as part of the ballet class to hear what they thought of the rehearsal process. #1. The dancing and singing in this show is fun. Julia … [more]