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ELNA + E9th Fall Event – SAVE THE DATE!

The Rebuilding East Lawrence project team is pleased to invite you to the final event! We are psyched to partner with ELNA and their Annual Block Party to create one amazing, art-filled, socially-distanced community event! Join us on Saturday October 3rd, from 5-10 pm Come see some of the final results of the Rebuilding East … [more]


HANG12 Encourages Creative Exchange with New ArtBox

Students participating in the HANG12 program have designed a new way for creative spirits to stay connected while keeping a healthy distance. Similar to Lawrence’s Little Free Libraries, HANG12 has created ArtBox, which will provide the community with a designated place for sharing pieces of art. Open to all ages, the ArtBox will be located … [more]


Songs of East Lawrence

9th Street Project Updates

Here is what we know is happening right now!  Below, you will find updates from Natives Now, Yarn It Forward, Songs & Stories, and the Hang 12 Youth Corps Art Box… Featured image is the cover of the Songs and Stories of East Lawrence book “More Than Just a Neighborhood” with artwork by Tony Peterson. … [more]


Mona Cliff Mural

9th Street Project Updates!

East 9th Street Mural by Mona Cliff, 1045 Pennsylvania St.                       Like the talented creatives they are, many East 9th Street artists have seamlessly transitioned their projects to digital, physically distant, and community supportive endeavors. Here’s an update on what they’ve been up to, and how … [more]


City of Lawrence Strategic Planning

Lawrence is a unique city where the arts are for everyone. Make sure this continues by attending a public strategic planning session. Let our leaders know what you want for the future of Lawrence. Arts & culture are part of a visionary plan for the future! How to give input: Schedule a Lawrence Listens Team … [more]



Reads: East Ninth Call For Youth Art, Rebuilding East 9th Street

9th Street Project – Upcoming Events!

Projects are rolling and events are popping up! Here is what is coming up this week: Friday October 25th 5-9PM | Stephen Johnson – Opening Reception for 9th Street Rhythms @ Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St. Also check out this great article about his exhibition by the Daily Kansan! Tuesday October 29th 6-8PM … [more]


Abstract playground equipment

Artist focuses on the rhythms of the street | UDK

By Rick Hellman on October 23, 2019 Stephen T. Johnson’s large, colorful mosaics decorate public transportation systems in New York and Los Angeles and many public buildings in between. His books of illustrations and wordplay have been published by major publishers. Click to read more…