Art is for everyone and everywhere, because art heals.
Participation in the arts supports emotional and mental health, which in turn feeds our ability to maintain physical health. In our ongoing effort to bring Arts Center programming to everyone in our community, we have joined with organizations throughout Douglas County to support physical and mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We play an active role in community arts, participating in city-wide projects, providing opportunities to artists, and offering inspiring creative experiences for people of all ages. During the Covid-10 pandemic we have tailored our programming to be sure that regardless of means or location, every person in our community would have access to performances, classes and exhibitions. We are here to meet you wherever you want to be.
Art should never be out of reach. While many of our gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public, we also offer financial aid making it possible for any community member with an interest in taking a class to participate Arts Center opportunities. Our generous business partners, big-hearted donors, and loyal membership continue to help us offer free events and a robust financial aid fund. This fund supports arts education for more than 800 individuals each year. From the arts-based preschool and dance, to classes and professional development workshops, we believe that anyone with an interest in the arts should have access to the programs we provide.
Whether you choose to visit our building or connect with us online,
please join us at the Lawrence Arts Center to feed your mind, body and soul!
Participate & Connect
February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for a Final Fridays Music from the Mainstage! At 7pm see Mensa Deathsquad, … [more]
March 12 @ 5:00 pm - April 10 @ 5:00 pm
Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the auction … [more]
March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for a Final Fridays Music from the Mainstage! At 7pm singer-songwriter Megan Luttrell … [more]
April 10 @ 5:00 pm - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
The Linda Reimond Preschool and Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Exhibition features works from preschool students at … [more]
Things to do and see!
While our building will be closed on January 18 in honor of Martin Luther King … [more]
In an effort to reach young people safely and creatively during the pandemic, the Arts … [more]
By Rochelle Valverde on December 18, 2020 No matter what’s going on in the world … [more]
From grasshoppers to mechanical dolls, let the Nutcracker fun begin with an all new short … [more]
Staff report on December 10, 2020 Thursday night, on the first evening of Hanukkah, the … [more]
Arts Center to release excerpts of ‘The Nutcracker,’ including a grasshopper scene filmed throughout Lawrence | LJW
By Lauren Fox on December 10, 2020 In lieu of an in-person performance, The Lawrence … [more]
Last Wednesday, the community was treated to a free virtual cup-making demonstration by multi-talented Artist-in-Residence … [more]
Art is for everyone. Art is for everywhere. This charge informs everything we do at … [more]
Consider a gift to the Arts Center for #GivingTuesday and help support Kits for Kids! … [more]
Santa, local artist teaming up to spread cheer and ‘Santa-Grams’ across Lawrence this holiday season | LJW
By Lauren Fox on November 24, 2020 Though Santa won’t need to be rescued from … [more]
By Paul Samberg on November 19, 2020 Two strangers sit next to each other on … [more]
Adjusting to pandemic, downtown to have virtual holiday lighting event and more safe shopping options | LJW
By Rochelle Valverde on November 18, 2020 The annual holiday lighting ceremony and Santa rescue … [more]