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Picnic on the Prairie Live Auction Baskets

Five premium baskets will be featured in a live auction in between musical acts at the June 10 Picnic on the Prairie event. Basket themes include: Parisian Experience! Includes a week-long stay in the Paley family home in Vence, France (subject to availability – dates restricted to October – May – ( For more details, click … [more]

1st-4th Grade Acting Opportunity

Young actors are invited to perform in the novice section of Summer Youth Theatre. These two week long camps are the perfect summer activity for students in 1st through 4th grade who have a big imagination, a flair for performing, or a love of listening to and telling stories. After rehearsing, learning performance skills, learning about how a … [more]

Steamroller Printing Event

Come watch the exciting finale of this spring’s Steamroller Print class! Taught by Tressa Jones, these students have worked the past 8 weeks on carving colossal woodcuts and now they are ready for the steamroller for printing! The students used traditional hand carving tools as well as electric carvers, saws and routers. The printing will begin after the parade finishes on Saturday … [more]

Dunkin’ Donors

The Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club is helping volunteers to “take a dunk” for the kids of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Summer Youth Theatre this weekend!  Starting Friday evening during the Art Tougeau pre-pARTy at 5PM through Sunday in front of the Lawrence Arts Center, local legends, celebrities, public officials, and Lawrence Arts Center patrons will be … [more]

Introducing Adam Meistrell, Our New Studio Manager!

Adam Meistrell was born and raised in Naples, Florida. His first memories are of making art and traveling. After graduating from Penn State, he spent a few years seeking out adventure: driving to Alaska, jumping off cliffs in Italy, and surfing in Costa Rica. Adam’s work experience has been as varied as his travels. He … [more]

William’s House: Picnic on the Prairie’s Venue

Located at 700 California, the Williams House is the perfect location for our upcoming event, Picnic on the Prairie. The beautiful home that was built in 1861, as well as the 8.6 acres of lush woods and meadows, will serve as the perfect backdrop to showcase the Lawrence Arts Center’s School of Theatre & Music and the … [more]

PLAY12 Final Performance

Play12 invites you to the final Play12 production of the semester. “Shorts” features 30 short pieces written by Play12. Join Play12 on Saturday, May 20 at 5:00PM in the Black Box for the funniest hour of your weekend. $5 donation suggested.   Play12 is the Lawrence Arts Center’s acting company for actors in 8th-12th grade.  … [more]

Monster Donuts at the Preschool

Arts based preschoolers delighted staff members by taking customized orders for some very special Monster Donuts! Key features included flavor, color of teeth and number of eyes. The young monster-makers used their creativity while developing skills in communication, writing, counting and organization. They took their tasks very seriously (as did Arts Center staff members who gobbled their … [more]

Farewell Rachel!

What I will miss most about Rachel is absolutely everything! Linda   Rachel drinking yerba mate out of that weird little mate cup. With a metal straw. Rachel dying her hair pink and dying other people’s hair equally weird colors. Rachel’s leggings. Leggings forever! Rachel’s awesome finger nails. Rachel wearing platform tevas. Rachel’s endless supply … [more]

Visiting Artist Dennis McNett

The Lawrence Arts Center is pleased to announce we were awarded a grant from International Fine Print Dealers Association to bring in Philadelphia-based artist Dennis McNett to create an original work that will be included in the Art Tougeau parade. Members of the community are invited to work with Dennis to learn about how printmaking … [more]