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Lawrence Arts Center Red Dancer sculpture represents the spirit of community arts!

A landmark of downtown Lawrence since 2009, the towering 18’ Red Dancer sculpture welcomes art students and aficionados to the Lawrence Arts Center 365 days a year. Its creator, artist Jan Gaumnitz, donated the sculpture to the Arts Center after her 2009 exhibition, Altogether, because the sculpture seemed to belong where it had been placed for … Continued


VIDEO: Hope & Despair II Concert Promo

The Nine Forty LIVE concert series returns on August 31 for Hope & Despair II, a showcase of local musicians performing original work inspired by themes related to Woodstock. This live music event is in conjunction with Back to the Garden, the Woodstock 50th Anniversary group photography show now on display in the galleries. Check … Continued


Get Into Gear with the School of Dance

Fall is right around the corner and the School of Dance is kicking into gear! We look forward to seeing returning dancers and newly engaged dance participants this semester. Check out the Fall edition of the School of Dance Handbook for up-to-date information regarding policies, curriculum overview, staff/faculty bios and so much more! Two Events in One … Continued


Summer Surveys – We Want to Hear From You!

Summer is winding down and we already miss you! If you took a class with us, please fill out a quick survey about your experience and help us grow. Click here to fill out a Summer Class Survey. Click here to fill out a Summer Youth Theatre Experience Survey. And remember – fall enrollment is … Continued



KPR Presents: Woodstock, 50 Years Later | KPR

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 by Kaye McIntyre Week of August 4, 2019: This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the three-day music festival that came to symbolize 1969 counterculture. We’ll get a sneak peek at “Back to the Garden,” the Lawrence Arts Center’s celebration of Woodstock, with special events and a photography exhibit. We’ll … Continued


Mechanical and Botanical: An Investigation Into Place, Object and Nature

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman did not have to go far to find the inspiration for creating their newest body of work, “Mechanical and Botanical.” Images from their own backyard and past childhood memories provided a starting point for their exhibit now on display in the middle gallery. Stemming from her interests in sustainable agriculture … Continued


School of Dance Happenings the Month of August

The School of Dance is gearing up for a lively Fall semester! Be in the know, take time to read the New to Fall welcome letter/weekly class schedule! We have new faculty members joining us this fall, which means additional classes! Also new this fall is our School of Dance Coordinator, Amy Hope. Lawrence Ballet Theatre will … Continued