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Thinking about the Coronavirus? Us too.

We will be answering phones Sunday, March 22 through Saturday, March 29 from 10am to 7 pm. If you are calling outside of those times, please leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Announcements for make-up dates will be announced as soon as possible.

This situation is constantly changing. Please know that the priority of this organization has always been the well-being of artists, our staff, students, families and visitors. In the coming weeks, stay healthy & take care of yourself and your family; follow directions from our public health professionals about public behavior & hygiene, stay hydrated, eat good food, get enough sleep and remain positive.

We are a community organization; because of that each and every person in our community is important to us. This will always inform the decisions we make, especially now as we navigate through this national emergency.

Canceled and postponed event ticketholders:

For ticketed events, we will be proactively contacting ticketholders as soon as possible to communicate this update and resolve ticket orders with one of the following options.

Ticketholder options:

  1. Credit to account for future event
  2. Donate ticket as emergency support for the Lawrence Arts Center
  3. Refund in full

The financial impacts of this unprecedented situation are becoming a harsh reality for presenters and artists. Donating the ticket amount, or a gift of any size, is a way to support the Lawrence Arts Center during this difficult time.

If we are unable to make contact with a ticketholder, an automatic refund will be issued 30 days following the specific performance date, through their original payment method. Cash and check payments will be refunded with a check sent in the mail.

As the situation evolves, we will continue to work with LAC staff and community leaders to evaluate additional measures and impacts. Events not listed above are currently taking place as scheduled.

If additional event changes are needed to protect the health and safety of the community, we will update the website and contact patrons immediately. You can check our website for the most current information.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 785-843-2787 (hours: weekdays, 10 am–7 pm), if you have questions regarding performance cancellations. We hope you’ll understand that the phone wait times might be longer than usual due to the volume of patrons impacted by the cancellations. If you are experiencing long phone wait times, you can leave a message with your request and contact information, and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible. Please also feel free to email at any time.

We are deeply saddened to cancel these performances and events, but the health and safety of the community and beyond is our top priority.

We wish good health for you and your loved ones during these uncertain times, and always.

Thank you for your continued support.

Currently, public health professionals are recommending these measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • stay home when you, or someone in your household, are sick
  • if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, self quarantine and contact your health professional immediately
  • If you have traveled to a CDC identified high risk area, stay home and limit contact with others for 14 days after traveling
  • If you have had contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, stay home for 14 days and monitor for symptoms
  • wash hands often through the day – soap for as long as it takes to sing the “ABC” song
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • practice proper cough and sneeze hygiene: cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or your elbow to prevent the spread of droplets
  • practice healthy habits: get plenty of sleep, exercise, manage stress, drink water and eat nutritious food
  • keep a distance of least 6 feet between yourself and others
  • if you plan to travel, check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance

We care deeply about the well-being of everyone involved with the Lawrence Arts Center. We see the arts as an important part of living a healthy life, and we encourage healthy habits whenever we can. In addition to the regular experience and practice of art, our immediate priority is staying informed and preventing the spread of germs by closely following guidelines set by our health officials.

We wish you continuous health and well-being, but … if you are sick: call your health professional, then stay home in your jammies & catch up on some Netflix.  We’ll be here for you as soon as you’re back on your feet, fever free and feeling ready to be inspired.

Margaret Weisbrod Morris
CEO, Lawrence Arts Center

Helpful Resources:

Governor Kelly’s Emergency Declaration

When to Stay Home When You’re SickCenter for Disease Control

When to Keep your Child Home American Academy of Pediatrics

How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in Your Community, Center for Disease Control

Preparing Arts Organizations for Potential Impact of COVID-19

Center for Disease Control, Prevention Measures for Businesses

Douglas County Public Health, COVID-19 information

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, COVID-19 information

Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 facts