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This past Sunday our 3rd Community Input Session happened at the Amtrak Depot and folks made it through the snow! In case you missed it, the meeting covered the project’s progress, the RFP, talked about the Youth Corps and did some mapping activities. Our e-newsletter subscribe is up and running. You can self-subscribe when you … Continued


March Madness is Adult Visual Arts

Have You Seen Our New Writing Classroom? Believe your eyes! If you haven’t visited our lower lobby lately, you may have missed the Think Tank, our new writing classroom. With a roster of spring writing classes in poetry and prose, we’re thrilled to have a dedicated space for the craft, and are looking forward to … Continued


Ish & Thumbelina Photo Gallery

We are just a day away from opening night of the Dance Double Feature: Ish and Thumbelina! Talented photographer Ann Dean stopped by to capture some of the magical moments of the modern Ish and the classical Thumbelina. Take a peek at some of the incredible performers from The School of Dance and join us … Continued


Celebrate Artist INC Live Lawrence 2019 with Slide Slam!

After eight intensive weeks of professional development, our Artist INC Live Lawrence participants are ready to celebrate! Our graduating fellows, a diverse group of practicing artists across the disciplines of visual arts, performance, and music, will present their final project, Slide Slam talks at the Cider Gallery. This lively presentation format is fast-paced and fun. Come … Continued


Early Ed Talks: Social/Emotional Skills

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued


Writes of Spring: New Writing Classroom, New Classes!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new writing classroom, and to celebrate, we’re adding more writing classes to our roster than ever before! Our own Jackie Hedeman will teach Not-So-Secret Selves: Writing Real Life! Jackie describes herself as a “writer, audience member, chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, spy.” We describe her as our grant writer, … Continued


Guerilla Arts Spring Break Camp

With a record-breaking number of snow days, this winter has left us with a pretty severe case of cabin fever. Our Youth Visual Arts program invites you to break out of the winter rut, venture outside, and celebrate spring, Arts Center style! The week of March 11th, we’re hosting a topic-specific, weeklong,  School’s Out Camp … Continued


From Broadway to orchestra to disco, performing arts has it all this spring!

Hello and Happy March! Take a peek at what is coming up!   You’ve got one more weekend to catch the fantastic musical Oliver! Join us during our final weekend of performances March 1-3. Wondering what daring adventure awaits you? After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful … Continued


Spring is busting out all over in the School of Dance!

This Month in the School of Dance! March 8 & 9 | Spring Double Dance Feature Presents Ish (modern) and Thumbelina (ballet) The School of Dance presents two original dance productions based on two fantastic stories. Ish, a modern dance feature, is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds which tells the story of two … Continued


March 25-30: Class Observation Week at the School of Dance

Observe dance classes at the School of Dance and Studio 720! Hosted each semester, our Class Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week is open to parents, family members, and friends; however, seating is limited. We encourage observers to arrive a few minutes early … Continued