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Impov-style comedy group, PANTS, to perform at Lawrence Arts Center | CJ Online

April 14, 2018 by Savanna Maue Samaria Fleig describes her troupe’s comedy show as intense, exhausting and exhilarating — all at the same time. The show, PANTS, is hosted by the Pantomime And Nontraditional Theatre Society, and originated as a student group at Emporia State University. The concept seems simple: the troupe rehearses 30 two-minute … [more]

10 Shows You Should See This Spring

The time has finally come! Over the last 6 months, 10 high school students have been working to learn what happens behind the scenes in the local art scene. They have each been creating a body of work that will be installed in downtown galleries for April and May’s Final Fridays. Now it is time … [more]

100 Classes of Summer

This is what thrills us about education and it’s our time to shine; summer at the Lawrence Arts Center is ripe with learning and excitement. We have 100 different week-long classes for K-12th graders where they can make incredible work in the arts. From clay to digital to cardboard to invisible ink to you name … [more]

1000 Pieces of Art from Local Students

The USD 497 show is up in the galleries from April 27-May 10, so come see the best work of our talented Lawrence Public Schools student artists. With every school represented in all types of mediums, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vitality of our local community youth. The artwork showcases exploration and creativity … [more]

Meet our new instructors this summer!

We have some fantastic new instructors this summer in our adult arts education program, teaching everything from sewing fundamentals to writing from memory to a class about inflatables! Each of these exceptional artists brings a wide range and depth of experience to our studios. Click on the links below to learn more about these artists and … [more]

Meet the Auction Artist: Lisa Grossman

Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the open spaces and prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Kansas River Valley. Her piece, Lightning Triptych, is now available for online bidding in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction! About the Artist Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Grossman earned a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, … [more]

‘The Tree’ poses tough questions about aging | KU

April 11, 2018 by Rick Hellman Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Read more …

Apply Now – Summer Youth Theatre Internship Program 2018

8th-12th graders who are interested in performing arts from performance and technical perspectives are invited to apply for the Summer Youth Theatre Internship Program.   To be considered, please send your resume and letter of interest to Elizabeth Sullivan at by Sunday, April 29th, 2018   The Summer Youth Theatre Internship Program provides students with opportunities for professional … [more]

Kindergarten Exploration Night

In Lawrence, we are so fortunate to have a variety of options for our children entering kindergarten. Early Childhood Educators often answer questions about full day vs. half day kindergarten opportunities, the benefits of an additional year of preschool for late summer birthdays, and aspects of kindergarten readiness. The Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, created around learning … [more]

Meet the Auction Artist: Pat Slimmer

From public art to cars, Pat Slimmer is a true renaissance man! In addition to being a master mechanic, Pat Slimmer is the man behind the infamous “Flying Saucer” Art Car. This signature vehicle in the Art Tougeau parade has traveled to many exhibitions and has even been featured in several books. Pat’s public art has … [more]