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Performing Arts this October: Candy, Ghosts, and Performances Abound!

Check out the fantastical offerings for all ages this October!   Our Story Slam series continues on Friday, October 4th with the theme “Adventures in Kansas.” Live music by Jonathan Fleig begins at 7pm and the slam starts at 7:30pm. Never the same story, or evening, twice.   Join us on October 5th for a second weekend … [more]


Children and adults play in a sandbox of soil and flowers. A large tent is lit with bright colors.

Spill, Squish, Crunch Photo Gallery

This past Saturday, the lower level of the Arts Center was teeming with young explorers and their caregivers! Fruit was tasted, hands squished through foam and dirt, colors splashed down slides, and new friends were made as the under six set guided their curious adults through a landscape of discovery… Check out the photo gallery … [more]


Teen Center Art Show Program!

Pictured above, teens from the Boys & Girls Club participate in a ceramics studio at the Lawrence Art Center after school.   In 2018, the Teen Center Art Show Program was piloted by the Lawrence Arts Center in partnership with the Center for Great Futures, and we are excited to partner again! Since last year, … [more]


Here Begins Nutcracker Season!

We are pleased to announce The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2019! Click here to view the cast list.   We look forward to a magical Lawrence Nutcracker season! See below for access to up-to-date cast documents, a link to the Nutcracker enrollment page, and list of dates to pay special attention to. Important Cast Documents:   2019 Nutcracker … [more]


Public Art in the Building – Door Windows by Patrick Dooley

You’ve taken classes, attended meetings, and participated in countless events in our studios, but have you ever wondered where the words on our windows came from? Well, look no further! We have some building history to share with you. When our current home at 940 New Hampshire St. was built in 2001, a public call … [more]



Back to the Garden exhibition

Woodstock Programming Survey is here! We want to hear from you.

From the incredible talk with photographers Henry Diltz and Baron Wolman to the Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation film screening, we’ve had a great time celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with you! Centered around the group photography exhibition, “Back to the Garden,” the supplementary talks, live music, and movies led to engaging … [more]


VIDEO: The Band That Fell to Earth KC, A Tribute to David Bowie

Put on your red shoes, because the music of David Bowie is coming to the Arts Center on September 21. Check out this video promo for the Band That Fell to Earth KC and get your tickets to the show!  Powered by 13 of Kansas City’s most prominent rock, blues, jazz and folk musicians, The … [more]


Fall 2019 Season Slider, includes all the events happening this fall at the LAC

Performing Arts this September: Our Fall Season!

Fall is here and we have the first part of our season to share with you!   Story Slam                                                                          … [more]