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Incredible Interns at the Lawrence Arts Center!

Did you know the Lawrence Arts Center has studio internships? They are great work exchange opportunities within our Printmaking and Ceramics studios! Applications are open now for the coming year. We also wanted to take the opportunity to recognize and thank our outgoing studio interns, Michelle Rogne in the Ceramics Studio and Anne Luben in … Continued


Inventor GRRLS Symposium

Monday, May 21 | 4:45 – 6:00 pm Lawrence Arts Center, Main Lobby   The Inventor Grrls are proud to present their end-of-semester projects to the public next Monday, May 21st. Our premiere cohort of six inventors will exhibit their projects in the Main Lobby, offer a short presentation about their process, and participate in … Continued


Meet our new Arts Institute Instructor, Rachel Downs!

We are excited to have Free State High School’s painting and drawing teacher, Rachel Downs, teaching two classes here at the Arts Center this summer! Rachel received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from New Mexico State University and an MAE from KU. In addition to Free State High School, she has also taught at Emporia State University … Continued



Get Ready for the Preschool & Kindergarten Guest Artist Series!

Thanks to a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, the Early Childhood Education program at the Lawrence Arts Center is gearing up to launch a Guest Artist Series in the coming school year! The grant will help bring fine arts practitioners from various backgrounds to the Arts Center,  providing preschool and kindergarten … Continued


Arts Based Kindergarten Music Video

Our arts based kindergarteners made a music video! These talented young filmmakers collaborated on the story, choreographed, performed their own movements, recruited guest dancers, and operated the camera under the guidance of instructor Amanda Clark. Check out their inventive take on “Happy” and get ready to smile… Spoiler alert: you might even see Miss Linda … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Receives an NEA Grant

Recently, the Lawrence Arts Center received some very exciting news. The National Endowment for the Arts approved an Art Works grant to the Lawrence Arts Center in support of “Laboratory for Creativity,” an initiative to expand access to ARTSpace, the Arts Center’s award-winning out-of-school time STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) curriculum for 1st-5th … Continued



CEO Margaret Weisbrod Morris

Weisbrod Morris Named CEO of Lawrence Arts Center

The Board of Directors of the Lawrence Arts Center has named Margaret Weisbrod Morris as the organization’s new CEO. Weisbrod Morris, who has dedicated her career of more than 20 years to arts programming and education and the artist’s endeavor, assumes her new role from her post as Chief Program Officer for the Center.   … Continued