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Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening

Before coming to the Lawrence Arts Center please complete the following COVID-19 self-screening.   1. In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, or is suspected to have COVID-19?   2. Is your temperature 100°F (38°C) or higher?   3. Are you experiencing two or … [more]


Thanks to YOU for our Auction Success!

The 40th Benefit Art Auction was far from typical, but the gratitude we feel to everyone involved during this strange year is immense and has left us extremely hopeful for the future.  The preview party on March 12 went off without a hitch, but then the galleries fell dark and we had to press pause … [more]



Auction Art Goes Against the Grain

“No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.” – Oscar Wilde From an … [more]


July 18 Closes the Benefit Art Auction with a Virtual Party!

We all know Emily and T.K. Peterson of Merchants Pub & Plate are culinary stars, but did you know they also shine on the big screen? Get ready to see them demonstrate this year’s signature cocktail, the Blackberry Smash, in our virtual Benefit Art Auction Celebration happening on July 18 at 7:30pm on YouTube LIVE. … [more]


Lawrence Arts Center Facility Disinfected Continually Using State-of-the-Art Technology

During our building closure, facility maintenance staff have installed a new cleaning system to provide fast and safe sanitizing with no toxins! This technology keeps our building clean and healthy while leaving only water and oxygen behind. How it works: Oxygen from the air is safely turned into ozone, then infused into ordinary cold tap water. Ozone is attracted to … [more]


The Art of the Word – Text Goes Bold in This Year’s Auction

From a whimsical donut truck to a breezy concert poster, these pieces in the Benefit Art Auction use text to express ideas, humor, and reflect on the world around us in interesting ways. Bid online through July 18 and support FREE EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG! Art is beauty, emotion, and expression. Art is history and … [more]


The Auction of A Thousand Faces

From the whimsical to the sublime, the human (and not so human) forms represented in this year’s Benefit Art Auction are sure to breathe new life to your home or office. “Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The face is a … [more]


Auction Jewelry Shines in 2020

What do a prairie brooch and an intergalactic ring have in common? They are both stunning pieces of art that you can wear from this year’s Benefit Art Auction Exhibition jewelry collection. Bid online through July 18 and support FREE EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG! Want to learn about the artists? View our catalogue for bios.


Seeing Red at the Auction

Get ready to roll out the virtual red carpet for these simmering pieces of art in this year’s Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Bid online through July 18 and support FREE EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG! Want to learn about the artists? View our catalogue for bios.