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VIDEO: Summer Youth Theatre

Summer Youth Theatre season is almost here! Check out this brand new video featuring behind the scenes footage of past productions, interviews with Performing Arts staff, and favorite moments from the students whose lives this program has impacted. “Community, and being connected and joining forces to create something that’s meaningful and important to youth, is … [more]

Local sculptors to showcase work in collaborative exhibit at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

April 27, 2018 by Jaya Chakka From April 20 to May 19, the Lawrence Arts Center will feature the works of local artists Jenny Doores and Andrew Cho in an exhibit titled “Devil Take the Hindmost.” Featuring a plethora of sculptures ranging from starkly grayscale to vividly colorful, the collection addresses socio-political issues from multiple perspectives. … [more]

Announcing the 2018 Lawrence Vanguard Awards

The Lawrence Vanguard Awards honor youth achievement in the visual arts in Lawrence Public Schools. Supported by a champion of the arts, the awards are focused on identifying remarkable talent, skill, and originality in young visual artists in Lawrence. The awards are open to youth working in visual art mediums within Lawrence Public Schools. 2D … [more]

Thank you for making the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success. Together, generous sponsors, a dedicated staff and board of directors, talented artists and the art buyers who appreciate their work were able to raise funds to support the Exhibitions Program that will bring over 20 exhibitions to the Lawrence community in … [more]

Summer Youth Theatre New Class! Costuming Basics

Join us behind the scenes of Summer Youth Theatre in this costuming class designed for 5th-12th graders. From the basics of sewing a button to the excitement of backstage buzz, join our SYT team to help create costumes for our summer shows!   Guided by industry professionals, students will learn the basics of costume design … [more]

Winter-Spring Makeup Classes

The School of Dance has a few make up classes to host before our Winter-Spring semester wraps up. Check back here for more information on class make up dates, listed in early May! Scheduled Make-Up Dance Classes   Monday, May 21 (Lawrence Arts Center, Blackbox Theatre) Irish I-III (Free and Open to the Public, Ages … [more]

Spotlight on Dwight Lamb of the Kansas Folklife Festival

The April 21 Kansas Folklife Festival will feature a very special guest – acclaimed accordion and fiddler Dwight Lamb! Dwight Lamb is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow with more than 60 years of experience in music collection, recording, preservation, and teaching. He has been a signature performer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival … [more]

Audition Call: Color Play

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking actors and musicians ages 18+ who are interested in creating an original performance for very young children ages 2-6!   What does blue sound like? What does green do when it wakes up in the morning? How does orange dance? Performers in Color Play explore how children think about … [more]

All About End of Year Showcases!

School of Dance End of Year Showcases May 18 | 5:30PM, 7:30PM May 19 | 10AM, 12PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM   The Fall and Winter/Spring semesters culminate in the annual School of Dance End of Year Showcases on the Arts Center’s Mainstage. This event is a crucial component of the dance curriculum and a milestone in … [more]