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Help us meet our Jedel Challenge goal!

We are excited to announce the Lawrence Arts Center has received a $20,000 challenge grant from the Jedel Family Trust to continue making the arts accessible to all children and families in Lawrence! Please consider helping us meet this challenge by the date of our annual Education and Financial Aid fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, September … [more]

Kelly Brunk to Guest Choreograph for Lawrence Ballet Theatre

The School of Dance is proud to announce that visiting artist Kelly Brunk will choreograph a dance work for the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, our pre-professional dance company, beginning in late September. Company members will perform the new work next year as part of their annual Emergence performance, and at Regional Dance America/MidStates Festival, to be … [more]

Excitement Builds for Fall Early Education

Miss Linda and her incredible staff have been busy bees getting the classrooms ready to welcome arts based preschoolers and kindergarteners to their fall classes in early September. As Early Education Director, Linda Reimond says her favorite moments come from talking to the early learners and seeing the world through their eyes. Her face beams … [more]

The adventure continues …

Meet our teachers and choose your own arts adventure for this fall at two great Arts Center events! We’ll provide breakfast treats for the kids, plenty of coffee, and mimosas for mom and dad at our Family Open House on September 2 from 10am to noon. Explore the studios, sign up for classes, and create your … [more]

Musical Theatre Classes for Fall 2017

Check out our exciting Saturday class offerings in musical theatre for fall 2017! All classes begin September 16th. In Musical Theatre Singing & Performance I and II you will learn Broadway vocal and performance techniques in a fun and welcoming environment. These classes are held at the Eagles Lodge. 4th-8th Grade Musical Theatre Singing & Performance … [more]

Join us in the gallery for World Cello Day

$10 Suggested Donation The Oread Strings present a concert to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace, September 21, 2017 from 6 to 9pm. This concert will feature six cellists, each performing one of the six Bach Cello Suites, and will take place in the Large Gallery, a breathtaking space, visually and acoustically. The Bach … [more]

New Offering! Basic Acting II: Saturday Players

The School of Theatre and Music is excited to offer a second level of acting training for our 4th-8th grade students. Basic Acting II: Saturday Players builds on the skills you’ve learned using your voice, body, and imagination to join forces with other actors as a troupe of players. Develop your acting abilities with various … [more]

Little Players & Little Movers this Fall

Take a look at our offerings for 3-5 year olds this fall in the School of Theatre and Music and the School of Dance!   School of Theatre and Music: Little Players (4 Years to Kindergarten) Treasure Trunk Theatre: Students will open a treasure trunk that sparks inspired interactive adventures. Students will use their voices, bodies, … [more]

Play12 Launches its Second Year!

Play12, the Lawrence Arts Center’s senior acting company, expands upon the foundation of acting and focuses on production, creation, community, and leadership skills through public performance. 8th-12th Grade 5:30-7:30pm, Wednesdays, Sept 13-Dec 6 Play12 is The Lawrence Arts Center’s youth premiere performance company.  The company consists of 8th-12th graders who produce, create, and perform shows … [more]

Stop Motion Animation with Olivia Hernandez

Announcing a new class and a new teacher! Meet Olivia Hernandez. She has been working here at the Arts Center for many years and now she is teaching in adult education! Olivia Hernandez was born in Michigan, and was raised in Miami, FL. Graduating in 2011 with a B.A. in Global Politics from Baker University, … [more]