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Ghosts of Segregation | Photographs by Richard Frishman

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

In Ghosts of Segregation, photographer Richard Frishman explores the lingering presence of segregation, slavery and institutional racism hidden in everyday American architecture. From the New Orleans Slave Exchange and “colored entrances” at movie theatres to the abandoned Negro Nursing School in Houston, Frishman’s photographs show how our surroundings bear witness to history, reminding us where … [more]


Submit a Proposal for the Theatre & Dance for the Very Young Virtual Conference

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

Submitting a Proposal  The Theatre and Dance for the Very Young Virtual Conference is open to a variety of proposal topics and styles focusing on Theatre and Dance for the Very Young performances, the early childhood classroom, and any research pertaining to the very young experience. We welcome applications from artists, educators, performers, directors, visual … [more]


Music Man, Concert Version (11am & 5pm Performances)

South Park 1198 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS

In partnership with the Lawrence City Band, the Lawrence Arts Center presents The Music Man, Concert Version with a full 17-piece orchestra.  Enjoy this classic production, performed by a full cast of students, community members, and professionals.  This special concert version centers on familiar show tunes with lots of heart.  Don’t miss a production that … [more]


Youth Workshop: Editing & Presenting Your Artwork in Online Portfolios

Lawrence Arts Center

Put your best foot forward as you apply to schools and scholarships with a portfolio that is well edited and ready for presentation. In this workshop, we will spend time learning fundamental digital editing techniques to refine photographed artworks for use within an online portfolio. Students are encouraged to bring two to three digital images … [more]

Dar Williams With Heather Maloney

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

$29 GA/$31 Day of The initial idea came in a flash. Dar Williams was driving on an isolated highway, crossing from New York into Ontario, surrounded by frozen fields, silver trees, and empty sky, when inspiration struck. “I thought, ‘I want to write a biker song!’” Williams says with a laugh. “And then my second … [more]

$29 – $31

Ghosting Lawrence: A Theatrical Tour of Downtown Haunts

Downtown Lawrence

Join yarn-spinning Ric Averill through haunted downtown, assisted by spirits dancing, playing, and singing their way through the rich, eerie history of Lawrence. Based on authenticated hauntings, hear tales of a town transported, burned, scarred, Phoenixed, uplifted and yet still beseiged by ghosts from Quantrill’s Raid through the mid-1900s. October 21,  22, 23, 24, 27, … [more]


FREE Guided Workshops: Franken-Faces & Spooky Spines

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

All Ages Free Education Events & Happenings Art for All: Create, Collaborate, Connect FREE community events, open to all ages and interests. Join us monthly for alternating guided and self-guided activities that bring together our community for art-making experiences.  YOUTH: Franken-faces! Transform your family and friends into squiggle monster paintings and then trace the lines … [more]


GUEST PRODUCTION: Larry Carter Music presents John Prine Fest

Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS

A benefit concert for the Lawrence Arts Center featuring a variety of musicians playing songs by John Prine! Smoke Damage • Megan Luttrell • Max Paley Bob Freeman • Melvin Litton & Dan Mermreck Larry Carter & Jeannie Zandi • Jay Keim Folk in the Flow • Maria Anthony The Tuesday Concert series is a … [more]

Documenting Our Invisible History: A Photo Essay

Lawrence Arts Center Lower Lobby 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

A group of ten students, led by instructor Ann Dean, toured the eastern and downtown areas of Lawrence searching for our invisible history and capturing images to exhibit as documentation of some of Lawrence’s hidden past. The students photographed buildings, objects, and places that are significant to the people who built our community. Whether it … [more]