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Performing Arts this February!

Here’s what’s coming up in the new year.   Our Story Slam series continues on Friday, February 8th with the theme: The Unknown. Live music begins at 7 pm and the slam starts at 7:30 pm. Never the same story, or evening, twice.   Also coming your way in February is Oliver! running February 22-24 and March … [more]


Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting

Prospective 2019-2020 Kelly Galloway Kindergarten families are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 pm in Room 105 (the kindergarten room) at the Lawrence Arts Center. The standards-based curriculum developed for this groundbreaking arts-based kindergarten continues  the award-winning academic programming pioneered at the Arts Center preschool, with a special focus … [more]


February in the School of Dance!

This Month in the School of Dance! Feb. 3 | Lawrence Dance Intensive Scholarship Audition at the University of Kansas Dancers seeking a merit scholarship to attend the 2019 Lawrence Dance Intensive: Summer Ballet should attend this audition or submit an audition via video link. More information on scholarships, financial aid, and the intensive can … [more]


Lawrence Arts Center Collaborates with Zinn Writers in Residence

Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams visit with educators at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School   Zinn Writers in Residence: In memory of their daughter Rebecca, a gifted poet and lifelong writer, Dick and Diane Zinn support a Writer in Residence each year at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, connecting 7th grade students with inspiring regional … [more]


Teacher Feature: Join Us in Celebrating our Visual Arts Instructors

Ann Dean works with students in Darkroom Photography Ann Dean:  The Lawrence Arts Center congratulates instructor Ann Dean for being selected as 2018’s Best of Lawrence: Artist (Photography or Digital Images)! Visit her website to see her extensive, and international, portfolio, and join Ann in a future session. Darkroom Photography meets Tuesdays beginning January 29th … [more]


A Ray of Golden Light Connects Us All

The genesis for Tara Moorman’s newest body of work was sparked upon her discovery of an old family album after her mother’s passing in 2013. The vintage album was filled with family photos, some dating back to the 1880s, and Tara was intrigued by the storytelling opportunities it afforded. She started developing “Letters to My … [more]


Announcing the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Winners

The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards, poet Jameelah Jones and fiction writer Molly Weisgrau. Jones and Weisbrau will read from their work at the awards ceremony, on Friday, February 1, 2019, Langston Hughes’s birthday. This celebration and reading … [more]



Get Ready for Transformations!

Each year, Lawrencians eagerly await the Transformations Charity Gala. Hosted by Deja Brooks, Transformations gives locals the opportunity to get glammed up (thanks to their drag queen mentors) and live their pageant personae for a night, all while competing for up to $10,000 on behalf of a local nonprofit. This year, the Lawrence Arts Center … [more]