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Sponsor Spotlight: Cromwell Solar

As The Silent One kicks off its May 1-7 digital release of the show in development before its live debut next year, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to one of our sponsors, Cromwell Solar. Without their support, collaborative theatre experiences like this free preview would not be possible. The Silent One, A Climate Change … [more]


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The Summer Catalogue Casts a Wide Net – Advertise with Us!

Did you know our catalogue is mailed to almost 50,000 households in Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, and Linwood? Well, guess what? We have just a few spots left to advertise YOUR business, event or organization in the most dog-eared, pored-over and re-read publication by parents and art lovers… the Summer Course & Events Catalogue! The deadline … [more]


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9 to 5 at the Arts Center

Check out this short video made by Jason Badgett to support Ric Averill’s very 80’s performance at the Transformations Charity Gala. Can you tell how much fun it is to work at the Arts Center? We hope you’ll consider us as the Best Place to Work (PLUS Best Non-Profit, Best Gallery and Free State Festival … [more]


A woman and a girl look at ceramic bowls for sale

Souper Bowl Victory!

This year’s Souper Bowl – from Friday’s preview party, to Saturday’s sale and Sunday’s football magic by the Chiefs – truly was a touchdown for all! On February 1 here at the Arts Center, hundreds of happy shoppers found beautiful bowls and broke delicious bread and yummy soup with neighbors, all thanks to the generosity … [more]


A group of drag queens pose on stage

Thank you, Ric Averill, for a Terrific Transformation!

For the second year in a row, we’ve been honored to be a part of the fabulous Transformations Charity Gala produced by Deja Brooks! In this red carpet event, ten community members compete on behalf of local charities by transforming into drag queens for a fun night of performance, evening gowns, and question and answers. … [more]


Ten Platters Hang on a Red Wall

Souper Bowl Silent Auction Items are LIVE!

The annual Souper Bowl Saturday is coming up on February 1, but you can get a head start on the action by bidding on one of these beautiful handmade ceramic bowls now on display in our main lobby. Contributing artists Sue Ashline, Michael Krueger, Jeremy Rockwell, Jeff Eaton, Hong Chun Zhang, Clare Doveton, Adam Meistrell, … [more]


Help make Art for Everyone!

Your year-end giving to the Lawrence Arts Center ensures art is for everyone. You are the reason we can share stories like this: “I would not be who I am today without the Lawrence Arts Center in my life. Through LAC I was able to try things I thought I would never be able to do like going … [more]


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Thank You, Trust Company of Kansas!

As we gear up for one of our biggest productions of the year- The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet– we’d like to take a moment to thank our signature sponsor, The Trust Company of Kansas! With a cast of over 120, a plethora of beautiful costumes, and on-stage technical production magic like falling snow, this holiday … [more]


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Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season!

Looking for a creative gift for that extra special person on your list? Arts Center gift certificates can be used for classes, performances & original work. Purchase online, come to the Arts Center or call us at 785.843.2787. Gift certificates are non-refundable and can be picked up at the Arts Center or mailed to the … [more]


Public Art in the Building – Door Windows by Patrick Dooley

You’ve taken classes, attended meetings, and participated in countless events in our studios, but have you ever wondered where the words on our windows came from? Well, look no further! We have some building history to share with you. When our current home at 940 New Hampshire St. was built in 2001, a public call … [more]