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Get Ready for Transformations!

Each year, Lawrencians eagerly await the Transformations Charity Gala. Hosted by Deja Brooks, Transformations gives locals the opportunity to get glammed up (thanks to their drag queen mentors) and live their pageant personae for a night, all while competing for up to $10,000 on behalf of a local nonprofit. This year, the Lawrence Arts Center … Continued


Video: Ernesto – Art is For Everyone

“It’s all about learning and educating and growing together. And that helped me grow and discover a side of myself as a performer that I didn’t know I had inside me.” – Ernesto Hodison You loved him in Wizard of Oz and Color Play, and starting this January, you won’t want to miss Ernesto Hodison … Continued


Video: Hollie Rice – Art is for Everyone

“Everybody can use more creativity in their life. You can use it in any career or activity, and this place allows you to have a little extra.” – Hollie Rice, Teaching Artist We visited favorite ceramics instructor Hollie Rice’s Ceramics Revolution class this winter for this new Art is for Everyone video series! Check it … Continued


Accessibility at the Arts Center: Thank you Lawrence Sign Up!

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our friends at Lawrence Signup for helping us install Braille signage throughout the building! From the upstairs visual arts and dance classrooms to the downstairs printmaking studios and performing arts venues, we seek to make spaces for art-making and community-building that are accessible to everyone. In other … Continued


Thanks for feeding Art Space Summer Camps & SYT students this summer!

Students enrolled in full-day camps, and SYT performers and tech crew are provided with lunch by local restaurants. Special thanks to these generous establishments for providing delicious, nutritious meals to our hungry campers! ARTSpace is the Lawrence Arts Center’s STEAM education program. Acknowledging the vital role art plays in teaching innovative and creative thinking, the … Continued


We Are Now Hiring a Development Director

Are you passionate about the arts, have fundraising experience, and ready to work in a fast-paced, creative environment? We are now accepting applications for the position of Development Director! Development Director The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking a Development Director to lead the strategy, cultivation and implementation of the fundraising activity and donor relations. Working … Continued


Thank you for making the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success. Together, generous sponsors, a dedicated staff and board of directors, talented artists and the art buyers who appreciate their work were able to raise funds to support the Exhibitions Program that will bring over 20 exhibitions to the Lawrence community in … Continued


It was a SOUPER Saturday!

We hope your beautiful new handmade bowls have found a spot in your home. We hit our goal! All funds raised will go toward supporting materials, equipment and financial aid in the Visual Arts Programs at the Lawrence Arts Center.  Special thanks to Dillons and Great Harvest Bread Co. for feeding 350 hungry bowl shoppers! … Continued


Art Heals with Molly Krause

  “I believe in salvation through art; in fact, art may be the only thing to save us. Making my unknown known is how I think of creativity and I’ve personally shown my unknown in a variety of ways at different stages of my life: dance, the culinary arts, and writing. Figuring out how to … Continued


Video: Art Heals Testimonial – Sadie

You’ve seen actress Sadie Barbee in the Summer Youth Theatre production of Avenue Q, Mary Baker’s Black Box Cabaret, and the recent holiday show, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She also works behind the scenes in the performing arts department, helping in everything from technical theatre to the youth performance company, Play 12. But what you … Continued