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FREE Self-Guided Activity Windswept Weather — Haiku!

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.  Write and illustrate your poetic vision to contribute to a community art installation.   Visit our … [more]


Tristian Griffin Dance Company presents ALINEA

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

ALINEA is back by popular demand! Initially premiering at the Lawrence Arts Center in March 2021, ALINEA uncovers the origin of human thought in its purest state. Facing and overcoming barriers, the characters of ALINEA explore degrees of friction while testing the theory: What can be learned by returning to the beginning of an idea?  … [more]


Youth Workshop: Portfolio Panel with KU & the Kansas City Art Institute

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

This event has been canceled. Please contact with questions. Gain firsthand insight about what makes a strong portfolio stand out with representatives from the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. A moderated panel conversation will provide information and opportunities for questions about what schools are looking for … [more]

Searching for La Yarda Virtual Screening + Q&A

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

For those who were unable to attend last month's in person screenings of Searching For La Yarda, Free State Festival is proud to present a free virtual screening and Q&A! On November 18 at 7pm, you can view the 15minute short film on YouTube at the link below: Stay tuned after the film for … [more]


Story Slam | Inside Out

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

*Livestream access is currently unavailable.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Our system is currently down. FREE | Encouraged Donation $10 Stories told live, MOTH–style, with a new theme each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Live music and social hour starting at 7 pm — slam starts at 7:30 pm. Adults, 18+ only … [more]


Readings and Performances with Tai Amri Spann-Ryan and Barry “Washboard” Barnes from B.L.A.C.K. Lawrence

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

Renowned local artists Tai Amri Spann-Ryan and Barry Washboard Barnes will join together to present readings and performances at the Lawrence Arts Center in conjunction with the ongoing Ghosts of Segregation exhibition of photos exploring the lingering presence of segregation, slavery and institutional racism hidden in everyday American architecture. Spann-Ryan, 2016 Langston Hughes Poetry Award … [more]


A Reckoning In Boston – Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence, KS

In the fall of 2014, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in their Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Kafi, 44, sharp, witty and restless, dropped out of school at 15. She dreams of starting a land cooperative in Boston for women of color who … [more]


GUEST PRODUCTION: Point B presents Expressions

Lawrence Arts Center and Online 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

The Point B Dance Company presents Expressions – a dance exploration of common linguistic idioms. Through contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, and improvisation – the Point B Dance Company creates an interpretive journey of common expressions in our language. Point Dance Company is in its 14th year of producing thought-provoking performances. Cathy Patterson is the director and … [more]

$15 – $25

Clint Smith: How the Word is Passed

Liberty Hall 644 Massachussetts St., Lawrence, KS

Masks and proof of vaccination will be required at Liberty Hall. Click here for more information on the venue's COVID policies. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads readers through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—including those that are honest about the past and those that are not—offering an intergenerational … [more]