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You Are Our Sunshine — Donate Today!

Like a sunflower turns its face toward the sun as it grows, your continued support has brought life and optimism to the Lawrence Arts Center. This time last year, many of the Arts Center programs you love existed solely in the virtual world. And although in-person experiences were limited and desperately missed, you made it … [more]

JT Daniels | The Joys of Ineptitude

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

JT Daniels is a social activist who uses his art to support and lift up the community. His murals can be seen throughout Kansas City, adorning the walls of small businesses, streetcar stops, galleries, and local neighborhoods. Most recently he was commissioned to create a mural for the new Merc Coop, and his paintings were … [more]


Roots and Wings: The Family of Chris Wolf Edmonds

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

For generations, the family of Chris Wolf Edmonds has placed a high value on creativity and the arts. Dating back at least as far as her great grandparents, through paint, fabric, yarn or wood, craft has aspired to become art. Centered around Chris Wolf Edmonds extraordinary body of work, this show will also include the … [more]


Portal and Path | Rachelle Gardner-Roe

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Focused on non-traditional approaches to lacework and textiles — literally, figuratively, and sculpturally. This artwork has become a means of recontextualizing “women’s work” through blending historical craft and the generational passing down of knowledge with contemporary practice. Lace has also become a metaphor for the human condition, in that countless individual threads are intertwined to … [more]


Windswept Glory: Classical Music, Poetry & Images from the Heart of Kansas

In-Person or Livestream Tickets:  Adult $25 | Senior $20 | Student/Child $15 Show at 7:30pm Join us after the show for a talkback/question & answer with Brian J. Nelson and the Musicians/Performers. Celebrate the State of Kansas on her 161st birthday with powerful live classical music, local poetry, and severe weather photography straight from the … [more]

Souper Bowl 2022: Buy a Bowl & Fill a Bowl!

Lawrence Arts Center Main Lobby 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas

You’re invited to join us for this special event that is a food drive + fundraising dream team combo on February 5.  All LAC members are invited to a preview to view and purchase bowls Friday, February 4th from 5-7pm. Not a member? Join today! Help us fill a bowl with soup (and other non-perishable) donations for the local food bank, … [more]

Valentine’s Caregiver & Child Dance

Lawrence Public Library KS

We’re holding a special Valentine’s Dance with our friends from the Lawrence Public Library! Come learn some dances, hear some music, and make a special craft just for this occasion! Held at Lawrence Public Library Auditorium Free, Caregiver and Child Ages 6 & Up


Story Slam | Wanna Bet?

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage and Virtual 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Real stories, live and uncensored. Stories told live, MOTH–style, with a new theme each month. Never the same story (or evening!) twice. $10 Suggested Donation Adults, 18+ only. Free livestream link here: