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The Willy Wonka Cast List is Here!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for our fall production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! We can’t wait to open the chocolate factory with all of you music makers and dreamers of dreams… Click here to view the cast list!


The Odyssey Photo Gallery

Summer Youth Theatre presents The Odyssey: by Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus July 18-20. Enjoy this photo gallery from dress rehearsal and get your tickets now for this hilarious and educational show! For more photos, visit us on facebook.  



The 2019 Fall Catalogue is now online!

The fall catalogue is now available at the link below and features a gorgeous cover with artwork by faculty member Kent Smith! Peek inside and get a jump start on a packed season of art experiences. Hard copies of the catalogue will hit Lawrence mailboxes and the Arts Center front desk very soon! Member enrollment … Continued


Your support means the world to us.

Thank you to the community members who wrote letters on our behalf, the incredible Summer Youth Theatre students who spoke so beautifully at the July 9th City Commission meeting, and to the city commissioners and staff who found a way to restore funding to our financial aid fund in next year’s budget. We are very … Continued


Adult Visual Arts July News: Beach Balls and New Classes!

above: Nate Ditzler’s exhibition Domestic Perserverance on display at the LAC Beach Balls and Traffic Cones Abound  Domestic Perserverance, the exit show of Ceramic Artist in Residence Nate Ditzler opened on June 28th and will be on display in our Middle Gallery until July 20th. Nate will present his artist talk on Thursday, July 11th … Continued


Practicing Potter? Clay Creative? We’re Seeking a Ceramics Intern!

Calling all Ceramicists: the Lawrence Arts Center is Seeking a Ceramics Studio Intern! Our Ceramics studio internship is an unpaid position that offers a unique opportunity to work with our community of accomplished ceramics instructors, staff members, and our annual Ceramics Artist-in-Residence. We are looking for someone who wants to gain additional experience in helping … Continued


Meet Our Instructor: Nicholas Stahl

above: Package design for CS Luxem Even if you haven’t met our new instructor in Visual Arts, Nicholas Stahl, there is a good chance that you’ve seen his work around Lawrence.   Local musician, blogger, and graphic designer extrodinaire Nicholas Stahl will join the Lawrence Arts Center Adult Visual Arts program on July 11 for Posters … Continued


Performing Arts this July: So Many Shows and One Big Audition!

Hello and Happy July!  We are only halfway through our fantastic Summer Youth Theatre season. Our theme this summer is Claim Your Power and we invite you to stop by this month and see what we’ve been up to!   First up in July is SYT Novice: The Myth of Perseus with performances on one day only … Continued