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Winter/Spring Catalog Features Work Lifting the Underrepresented

The cover of the Lawrence Art Center’s Winter/Spring catalog was both a moment and a lifetime in the making. Lawrence artist Blanca Herrada said the idea for “United in Revolution” came to her after attending the Women’s March on Washington in 2017. Herrada said she was among a group of women of color who came … [more]


Adult Arts: Get in Line for our Drawing and Painting classes!

Early enrollment for our winter session classes ends December 20th. Don’t miss out, and get a $10 discount when you enroll now! We have drawing and painting courses to fit all types of learners at the Lawrence Arts Center. Check out the classes that are on our holiday list, give the gift of art, and … [more]


Silkscreen Demonstration Rescheduled for January 9

Due to weather conditions on Dayon Royster’s travel route, the December 12 Free Virtual Silkscreen Demonstration has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 9th at 2:30pm. If you have already registered for the event, your registration will automatically carry over to the new date. If you haven’t signed up, register here! We apologize for any inconvenience … [more]


A Hoppy Holiday Video Playlist

From grasshoppers to mechanical dolls, let the Nutcracker fun begin with an all new short film featuring everyone’s favorite arthropods, The Lawrence Grasshopper, a trio of videos by the Lawrence Ballet Theatre and bonus highlights from The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2019! Enjoy this YouTube playlist and have a Hoppy Holiday from your Arts Center family! … [more]


Menorah livestream spreads light across Lawrence | LJW

Staff report on December 10, 2020 Thursday night, on the first evening of Hanukkah, the University of Kansas’ Chabad Center for Jewish Life hosted a menorah lighting outside the Lawrence Arts Center. Community members were encouraged to join the event via a virtual “Light Up Lawrence” livestream event. Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, director of the Chabad … [more]



Kitty City Hits the Bigtime Online

Kitty City has gone viral thanks to Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camps! The cat behaviorist, who is perhaps known best for his television programs featuring cat lovers struggling with pets’ troubled antics, has been offering virtual cat camps during the Covid-19 pandemic. Kitty City was featured during the Dec. 5 episode among community outreach programs highlighted … [more]


Adult Education: Get to Know the Paper Arts!

Dayon Royster, our Printmaking Artist-in-Residence, is giving a free demonstration at 2:30 pm Saturday, December 12. Get to know all about printmaking and Dayon’s process! If it captures your imagination, enroll in a printmaking class by December 20 and receive a $10 discount! Check out our available courses for the winter and spring sessions: Intaglio … [more]


Artist-in-Residence Ashlyn Pope Shares Process, Craft, & Stories

Last Wednesday, the community was treated to a free virtual cup-making demonstration by multi-talented Artist-in-Residence Ashlyn Pope. Her talk was informative, entertaining and inspirational – covering not only the process of making cups, but her cultural background and the themes present in her work. And if you missed it, we have you covered! You can … [more]


Support Your Health & Wellness Through the Arts

Art is for everyone. Art is for everywhere. This charge informs everything we do at the Lawrence Arts Center. During the past nine months the meaning of this message has come even more into focus as we tailored our programming to be sure that regardless of means or location, every person in our community would … [more]