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Performing Arts this January: Welcome to a New Season!

Atmosphere is here! Finding its home in the middle exhibition gallery, Atmosphere is the newest event in the Theatre and Dance for the Very young program. This work is a six-week long installation and a recurring performance set inside the installation. The interactive (and touchable!) installation, designed by guest artist Sharon McCaman, will be open to the … [more]


Middle School Classes: Start the New Year off Right!

Whether your middle schooler can’t wait to get behind a camera or if metalsmithing is more their game, now is the time to sign up for an art class in 2020! In Filmmaking, young cinephiles will focus on storytelling and editing basics to create short videos on Tuesdays with filmmaker Christie Dobson. In Metals, students will stamp, … [more]


Elementary Classes: Get Creative in 2020!

Looking for creative opportunities for your elementary aged kids in the new year? We got you covered! From clay to digital art, we have lots of great classes in store for 2020 including: Creative Prints, Mixed Media Mania, Clay Many Ways, and Photoshop: Digital Painting. New classes start the week of January 6th, 2020. Enroll by … [more]


Call for Entries: Edible Ink

Food and print have a delicious history. From engraved botanical diagrams to Pop Art’s screen printed commercial grocery items, printmaking methods have been used to represent food for scientific inquiry, advertising, artistic appeal, and more. Images of ingredients, culinary consumables, specimens, still life feasts, depictions of rituals and traditions surrounding eating, or calls for food … [more]


A sketch of a building with the word "Varsity" on the marquee and an Urban Outfitters sign

Out and About: Art classes around Lawrence

Art is for everyone and inspiration is everywhere around us. We have multiple classes taking this notion to the streets of Lawrence in the coming months. Each week a new site in Lawrence becomes our classroom as we write or draw our way around town In Writing Lawrence with Will Averill, students will use Lawrence … [more]


Drawing by Johanna Winters. Creatures and things.

Adult Art Education: Early Enrollment Ending Soon

Nourish your inner-artist in our adult classes! Check out these new course offerings: Learn all about the fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Printing with Adam Meistrell. This technology is important in a wide range of studio practices and mediums. This class is for the tech savy artist.  ENROLL NOW! Drawn to Print with Johanna Winters … [more]


Pictured: Rachel Cross

Spotlight on Atmosphere: Meet Rachel Cross!

A gallery installation. A performance. Atmosphere.   Meet Rachel Cross, the musician in Atmosphere, the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest performance for very young children ages 2-6! Rachel Cross is an opera-singing, baby-whispering, harp-playing, plant-loving, dancing-through-life creative. She’s a jack of all trades musician and has an impressive and eccentric collection of instruments. She’s been known … [more]


Help make Art for Everyone!

Your year-end giving to the Lawrence Arts Center ensures art is for everyone. You are the reason we can share stories like this: “I would not be who I am today without the Lawrence Arts Center in my life. Through LAC I was able to try things I thought I would never be able to do like going … [more]


A woman speaks on a microphone in front of a group of kids dressed in sunflower costumes and adults in business attire

Thank You, Trust Company of Kansas!

As we gear up for one of our biggest productions of the year- The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet– we’d like to take a moment to thank our signature sponsor, The Trust Company of Kansas! With a cast of over 120, a plethora of beautiful costumes, and on-stage technical production magic like falling snow, this holiday … [more]