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Schedule: Last Weeks of Fall Classes

The School of Dance would like to remind families that certain classes are scheduled to end earlier than others, in order to accommodate A Kansas Nutcracker production needs. Please review the list below to determine a class’s final meeting date, or click here to view our more visual Last Weeks of Classes schedule. Dec. 01, … [more]

Fierce Elements Dance Co. Showcase!

December 19, Mainstage Theater Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:00pm Check out Fierce Elements Dance Co.’s debut showcase, the first ever all Hip-Hop program presented by the School of Dance! Company members will show their moves in an inspiring and rousing performance by both the Youth and Teen Troupes, led by Artistic Director Rauly … [more]

Winter/Spring 2018 Season Announcement

We are incredibly excited to announce our Winter/Spring 2018 season of music, theatre, and dance performances at the Lawrence Arts Center. We will be working with youth and adult actors, non-professional and professional dancers, and musicians to bring our next season to life. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to purchase tickets!   Story Slam        … [more]


This year the Lawrence Arts Center piloted an Artist/Entrepreneur program for high school students called stARTup. In this program, we partnered with KU, Kansas City Art Institute, local galleries and businesses, artists, and industry leaders to build a solid foundation of business and art skills for emerging artists. The capstone of stARTup is for each student … [more]

Inventor Grrls

Do you thrive on showing the world what you can do?!? Inventor Grrls is a class designed for young women interested in exploring science through art and design. This group will pilot projects with new technologies and experimental processes. Sign up now to investigate and collaborate on solutions! Winter/Spring 2018 enrollment is open! Enrollment is … [more]


ArtSpace STEAM is our hands-on, arts based application of STEM. Each week students will engage in a new experiment and activity based around the Scientific/Artistic Method. This program stands out through its emphasis on individualized learning and inquiry. Come on over for one or all five STEAM afternoons a week this Winter/Spring 2018! Enrollment is … [more]

Introducing Brandon Keenan!

  Brandon Keenan holds an arts degree from KU and has experience inspiring students to learn, explore, and have fun. He is teaching two exciting classes this Winter/Spring 18! Handdrawn Animation and Radical Printmaking are designed for 6th-12th graders who are looking to learn and experiment.  

12 x 12 Exhibition Represents Artists Near and Far

On October 27, we opened up the 12 x 12 Juried Exhibition featuring over 100 works, all of which are twelve inches square. Artist Hong Chun Zhang juried the exhibition, selecting from over 300 entries. Responses to the call represented a range of interpretations and approaches, and inspired conversations for future juried exhibitions. The majority … [more]

The Winter/Spring catalog is here!

Watch your mailbox for the Lawrence Arts Center Winter/Spring catalog! To guarantee you’ll get into the classes you want before they fill up AND receive 10% off your enrollment fee, sign up for a membership today! Become a Member