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Arts & Health Featured on ArtsBlog

Our recent feature on Arts & Health by Chief Program Officer Margaret Weisbrod Morris is featured in Americans for the Arts’ ArtsBlog. Read it and catch up on the latest arts info!


Spotlight on the Wicked Witch: Meet Bri Woods

Bri Woods, the Kansas City performer playing the Wicked Witch in the Lawrence Arts Center’s The Wizard of Oz, is bringing our 1920s vision to life. We sat down with Bri to learn more about what it means to her to play the Wicked Witch. Read below to see what she has to say!   What … Continued


Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment is Open!

Preschool and Kindergarten enrollment will open to the general public at 9 am on Saturday, February 10th for the 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment is not currently offered online, but the front desk staff is happy to assist you in enrolling your child in our programs. Click here for enrollment forms for preschool Click here for … Continued


It was a SOUPER Saturday!

We hope your beautiful new handmade bowls have found a spot in your home. We hit our goal! All funds raised will go toward supporting materials, equipment and financial aid in the Visual Arts Programs at the Lawrence Arts Center.  Special thanks to Dillons and Great Harvest Bread Co. for feeding 350 hungry bowl shoppers! … Continued


Spotlight on Dorothy: Meet Sadie Barbee

Sadie Barbee, the performer playing Dorothy in the Lawrence Arts Center’s The Wizard of Oz, is bringing our 1920s vision to life. We sat down with Sadie to learn more about what it means to her to play Dorothy and who she is inspired by. Read below to see what she has to say!   … Continued


Printmaking AIR Michael Benedetti Makes Valentines in the Preschool

Arts based preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a visit from Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Michael Benedetti this week. With just a few weeks until Valentine’s Day, young artists created cards of their own design and hand printed them with Michael’s guidance. Lots of smiles, bright colors, and cat jokes were shared by all. One of the … Continued


Lawrence organizations select Langston Hughes awards winners | CJ Online

January 28, 2018 By Savanna Maue  Each year, the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center collaborate to honor two Douglas County writers they feel encompass the spirit of Langston Hughes, an American poet, social activist, novelist and playwright who spent his childhood in Lawrence. The Creative Writing Awards are given to those who continue in … Continued


Free State Festival Joins the Alliance

Last week, Free State Festival Director Marlo Angell travelled to Midway, Utah for the annual Arthouse Convergence Conference to learn more about issues in independent film exhibition and connect with other professionals in the industry. Film festival organizers, arthouse cinema personnel, film distributors, service providers and filmmakers ‘converged’ for a week-long symposium of panels, key-note … Continued


International Holocaust Remembrance Day Events

The Lawrence Arts Center will recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a screening of the film, Big Sonia, and a performance of the play, Bent, on Saturday, January, 27. “Key to the strength of Big Sonia is its refusal to give in to easy bromides. Its use of animation to illustrate Sonia’s memories spins off her own artful … Continued