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We have Anime-zing news!

Due to popular demand we have added a section of Anime-zing to our winter programming. Woohoo! Create your own anime, kawaii, and cartoon characters with graphite, Copic markers, color pencil, and a variety of 2D materials. Work at your own pace with insight and instruction from Ms. Katie Alldritt. This class begins on 1/9/20 and … [more]



Yellow, pink and blue shapes with dots, lines and squiggly lines

School’s Out & Radical 80s Art is in!

When school is out, art is in! We base our School’s Out Workshops on our summer programming model, mixing performance and visual arts together to take a deep dive into a fun and engaging theme. Students participate in creative, project-based learning in both disciplines to create wondrous works of art in a lively and social … [more]


A flower crown that says Snow Queen in the middle

Performing Arts this November: Snow Queen, SYT 2020, and More!

It’s time for a big winter announcement! The Snow Queen is coming February 21, 22, 28, and 29! Join us for a brand new collaboration between Performing Arts & the School of Dance as the Lawrence Arts Center revives the history and inspiring story of the Snow Queen through dance, song, and live orchestration. Based … [more]


Two Students Participating In Our Coloring Outside The Lines Workshop

Back By Popular Demand: Creative classes for 2 to 8 year olds

We are very excited to announce that we have added two additional Coloring Outside the Lines classes to our fall program. If you have a 2 or 3 year old and would like to take our 4 week adult/child art exploration class, enroll now before it’s too late! Classes start November 15th and run through December … [more]


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New Ticketing Policies – You Spoke, We Listened!

If you’ve purchased tickets for Arts Center events this fall, you may have noticed that all taxes and fees are now included in our advertised ticket price! After receiving feedback from our audiences wanting to know the total cost of admission with all of the taxes and fees up front, we worked with our online ticketing agent to make this … [more]


A tractor pulls a wagon full of young children and adults on a hay ride.

From Pumpkins to Poinsettias

In the arts based early education program, seasons are marked by spontaneous encounters with nature as well as highly anticipated organized outings. Our annual trip to Pendleton’s Country Market is a little bit of both! In the past, littles, families and teachers enjoyed picking pumpkins, diving in corn, as well as the occasional unexpected delight … [more]


Three ceramic artists throw on the pottery wheel

Souper Bowl Preparations Are in Full Swing

Souper Bowl may not be until February, but the preparation begins many months before. It takes a village, aka an amazing team of ceramic artists, to create enough bowls to pull off this annual favorite event. On February 1, the day before everyone turns their attention to football, hundreds will come through our doors to buy … [more]


Dancers are posed on stage as the girls in "Madeline" with capes and hats on stage

Madeline Will Rescue Your Heart

Madeline has been described as charmingly impetuous, irrepressible, mischievous, and precocious. She may have been the smallest of the 12 little girls in two straight lines, but she certainly was the feistiest. Wearing their flat sailor hats and identical coats, Madeline’s unnamed classmates all look alike except for their hair. But Madeline stands out, not … [more]


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9th Street Project – Upcoming Events!

Projects are rolling and events are popping up! Here is what is coming up this week: Friday October 25th 5-9PM | Stephen Johnson – Opening Reception for 9th Street Rhythms @ Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St. Also check out this great article about his exhibition by the Daily Kansan! Tuesday October 29th 6-8PM … [more]