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The Lawrence Arts Center, built in 2002 and located in downtown Lawrence, Kansas has 40,000 square feet of programming spaces. The Center’s mission is to enrich individuals and the community by nurturing a love of the arts through education, exploration, and expression. The facility consists of 5 exhibition galleries, a 300 seat theatre, 2 dance studios, 2 arts-based preschool classrooms, 7 visual arts studios. The Center, sustained by a thriving membership program, offers programs to the public and all visitors to Lawrence, attracting 100,000 people annually. We are located 30 minutes from Kansas City. Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas, which hosts the Spencer Museum and the Lied Center. Lawrence has a vibrant art, music, and cultural community. Brackers Good Earth Ceramic Supply is located 5 minutes from the Arts Center.

Ceramics Studio

  • Private Resident Studio
  • 60 cubic ft. Geil Gas Kiln
  • 3 Electric Kilns
  • 15 Potter’s Wheels (Brent, Pacifica, Soldner)
  • Pug Mill
  • Extruder
  • Ball Mill
  • Slab Roller
  • Spray Booth
  • Stocked Raw Materials

Digital Media Lab

  • 10 – 27” iMac computers with:
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Elements, After Effects, Audition, Premiere Pro)
    • iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
    • iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand)
  • 1 – Instructor MacBook Pro laptop with Adobe Creative Suite, iWork and iLife
  • 1080p High Definition projection and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound
  • 1080p High Definition Blu Ray player
  • Xerox Phaser 7760 Laser Color printer
  • 11 Bamboo Fun Tablets & Styluses

Metals Studio

  • 3 Enameling kilns
  • Vacuum form
  • Assortment of grinders and metal forming equipment

Printmaking Studio

  • Vandercook Letterpress
  • Sturgis and Griffin Etching Presses
  • Type collection
  • Acid room
  • Silk screen exposure unit and facilities

Photography Studio

  • 10 dark room stations (black & white)
  • Stocked chemical supply

Painting & Drawing Studios

  • Easels
  • General studio supplies (drawing materials, model & still life equipment)

Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtPlace America, Center for Global International Studies, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Anne and David Hollond, Jan and Jack Gaumnitz, Beth Schultz, the Thomas D. Galloway Family, Sally Hare-Schriner and Dan Schriner, Nicole and Dan Sabatini, Kay and Tom Carmody, Elli LeCompte, and all who “raised the paddle” at our April Benefit Auction in support of our Visiting and Resident Artist Fund.

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