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March 2019



March 27 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Our galleries will be overflowing with work in all mediums, from a phenomenal array of artists, for our annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Join us for an afternoon of “I Spy” challenges, Arts Center style! Our free family programs offer interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative. No registration required — just come join us!


April 2019

The Runaway Orchestra

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - April 7 @ 6:00 pm

April 5 | 6pm April 6 | 2pm & 6pm April 7 | 3pm $15 Adult/$12 Senior/$10 Student Puppetry, Classical Neo-Romantic Music, Story, Dance, and Lights all blend to introduce young people to the instruments and families of the orchestra. There is to be a new Conductor for the Orchestra and the Violin, Clarinet, Tuba, and Snare Drum aren’t about to stand for it, so off they go into the big city. While there, they are split up and troubles…

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USD 497 Exhibition

April 26 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 9:00 pm

The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence. Showcasing a cross-section of the excellent visual arts programming in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education. On exhibit just after the Lawrence Arts Center Arts-Based Preschool and Kindergarten Exhibitions, the show is an enlightening window into the trajectory of artistic development and creative growth…



2019 Vanguard Awards

April 26 @ 6:15 pm

Vanguard Award:  A prize of $1200 is awarded to each of the top 2D and top 3D high school artists included in the USD 497 show, whose work demonstrates the highest overall quality, originality, and skill. The prize intended to support the student’s continued study in the visual arts. Trailblazer Award: A prize of $600 is awarded to a 2D and 3D student whose work is of high quality and demonstrates an exceptional level of experimentation, innovation, and skill.  The prize is intended to…


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