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Announcing the 2018 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Winners!

Join us in congratulating the 2018 winners of the Langston Hughes Award for creative writing: poet Rachel Atakpa and fiction writer Kim Condon! Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards honor the work of Hughes, who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the award is given … Continued


Lawrence Ballet Theatre Travels to Omaha!

On a cold, snowy day last Saturday, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) dancers traveled to Omaha, NE to perform with Heartland Youth Ballet, a fellow Regional Dance America/Mid-States member company. Company dancers performed two pieces, which will be presented in Lawrence this Spring at the Emergence concert on April 27 & 28: ‘Sense of…’, an introspective, … Continued


A Look Inside: The Wizard Of Oz Cast List and Our 1920’s Theme

Take a peek at our art deco silk designs by Tammy Keiser and our 1920’s Dorothy costume sketch by Erin McElroy!  We are incredibly thrilled that so many community members joined us for The Wizard of Oz auditions this past weekend at the Lawrence Arts Center. Congratulations to everyone in our cast! We are welcoming … Continued


Artist’s massive, first installation, ‘Time-shift Paradox,’ transports viewers at Lawrence Art Center to alternative universe | CJ Online

January 10, 2018 By Savanna Maue Justin Marable’s latest work of installation art is bigger than any project he has attempted before — so large, it fills all three exhibit spaces in the lower level of the Lawrence Arts Center. The interactive exhibition, “Time-shift Paradox,” is filled with whirring pieces, historical artifacts, giant time machines and an underlying … Continued




Summer Youth Theatre 2018 Show Announcement!

Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for 1st-12th graders.  Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians work with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold-out audiences.  Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime! Check below for show titles and … Continued



Cheers to A Year of Wellbeing and Happiness!

Did you know that research shows that creative activity actually changes your brain in a way that improves your sense of wellbeing?  Studies show that creative activity in groups helps you to feel more connected with others, which has a significant  impact on your overall sense of happiness. Whether it’s sewing, pottery, painting, tap dancing or joining … Continued