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Announcing our 2019 Summer Youth Theatre Season!

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Youth Theatre season announcement! Read below for grade guidelines, audition information, and our season lineup.   How does the SYT program work by grade? 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1-4th grade camps or the 4th-6th program 6th graders can choose between participating in the 4th-6th grade program … Continued


Artist INC Returns to the Lawrence Arts Center | Apply by November 6

The Lawrence Arts Center is pleased to announce the return of Artist INC Live Lawrence, an eight-week professional training seminar for artists working in every medium. Funded in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Artist INC’s third Lawrence session will beginning in January 2019 and run through early March. Artist INC was developed … Continued


New! Bring a Buddy Discount Available for Fall Second Session Youth Classes

The second round of our fall Youth Visual Arts classes are quickly approaching, with many beginning the week of October 21st. These six-week sessions, weeklong ARTspace STEAM intensives, and School’s Out camps are a great opportunity to learn a new skill, develop after-school creative interests, and above all, meet new friends. To celebrate, we’re offering … Continued


Hang12 Final Friday: Malka Hampton’s “Free Floating Fears”

Anthrophobia, 2018 Surreal images, staged phobias, and compositions dense with anxiety are what you can expect in Malka Hampton’s solo photography exhibition, Free Floating Fears. The dark, gauze-like worlds of Malka’s compositions reflect romanticizing experience as a process of coping and deflection.  Malka was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Vanguard Award for outstanding work as … Continued


It’s a Date: Winter Spring Enrollment Starts November 11th!

Winter Forecast: A Flurry of Classes, Enrolling Soon! With programs in Performance Art, Dance, Visual Art, and Early Childhood Education, there’s something for everyone at the Lawrence Arts Center. With enrollment for our 2019 winter and spring sessions opening in November, we offer hundreds of classes to support artistic practice for any skill level. Explore … Continued


Calling all 3-6 Year Olds: Play Labs for Goodnight Moon!

Join us for the next session of our Play Lab series, a research-based space for very young children and their caregivers to create with artists.   This session we will develop the imagery and stage design for our main stage performance, Goodnight Moon. Caregivers will join their children in exploring the story of Goodnight Moon by painting … Continued


Lawrence-based band to perform new album at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

By DeAsia Paige on October 9, 2018 Lawrence-based band Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills rehearsed for their upcoming gig in the comfort of the frontman’s eclectic living room. A picture reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album hangs in the center of the room — it’s the cover art for the band’s newest album “Driftwood,” which … Continued


It’s time for the Early Childhood program’s Annual Poinsettia Sale!

Orders are due no later than November 1st! Beat the holiday rush and support the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education Programs!  The preschool and kindergarten will be selling poinsettia plants for the holiday season. Ordering is easy! Just download this form and return with payment to the front desk. Plants will be available for pick-up on November 27th … Continued



What Early Ed Teachers are Saying about Color Play

Early Education Director Linda Reimond and Assistant Andria Devlin attended special performances of Color Play this week with arts based preschoolers, kindergarteners, and friends from Head Start and Haskell Indian Nations University’s Little Nations. Here’s what they had to say about this sneak peek into this special production for very young audiences opening to the … Continued