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Ghost Light Performance Share: “A Bedtime Story” by Caroline

Our latest Ghost Light Performance Share comes from a very special artist- Summer Youth Theatre student Caroline Bork! Caroline crafted a beautiful story, elegantly animated it through stop motion and set the piece to music written by her mother, Amanda Clark. Give it a watch and experience mesmerizing storytelling under the Ghost Light!


Boxes labeled “sculpture engineers” sit stacked in a hallway.

Youth Education Update

A quick update from your friends in Youth Education! Virtual art camps are underway via Zoom, and plans are in place for those to continue as we move into summer. This has been a new challenge, and we are so thankful for the young artists who are joining us on this crazy ride! On June … [more]


Seeing Red at the Auction

Get ready to roll out the virtual red carpet for these simmering pieces of art in this year’s Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Bid online through July 18 and support FREE EXHIBITIONS ALL YEAR LONG! Want to learn about the artists? View our catalogue for bios.  


Introducing the Animals of the 2020 Benefit Art Auction

Who will take up the mantle and be this year’s Big Chicken social media sensation? Browse through our online catalogue and pick your faves! From gorillas to birds to bulls, this exhibition is full of creatures to choose from – some playful, others majestic and perhaps even a few with a hint of menace… Bid … [more]


Screen capture of a man and a woman in an art studio.

Brenda Lichman, Ted Adler with Bede Clark and Julia Galloway

This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists through online conversations about work of art they have in their homes. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do. Brenda Lichman grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where she developed an early interest in art and the handmade object.  She … [more]


Songs of East Lawrence

9th Street Project Updates

Here is what we know is happening right now!  Below, you will find updates from Natives Now, Yarn It Forward, Songs & Stories, and the Hang 12 Youth Corps Art Box… Featured image is the cover of the Songs and Stories of East Lawrence book “More Than Just a Neighborhood” with artwork by Tony Peterson. … [more]


A smiling man and laughing woman appear on a zoom Meeting.

Q&A With Actor Antwayn Hopper Video Recording

On Friday, June 26, professional actor Antwayn Hopper spoke to Performing Arts Director Elizabeth Sullivan in a Q&A broadcasted on Facebook Live. Antwayn talked about his path from youth theatre in Kansas to Broadway and took questions from viewers. Watch this recorded video and get ready to be inspired!


Adult Arts: June Newsletter

Summer is here and so is our new catalog with a mix of virtual and on-site classes in accordance with Douglas County Health and Safety Guidelines. To learn more about how we are adapting, check out our phased re-opening plan here. Important Dates: June 1 | Summer Session starts June 3 | Dear Lawrence: Freedom … [more]


Luke Dubois and Jonathan Allen

Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists through online conversations about work of art they have in their homes. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, … [more]


Screenprint of silhouetted swimmers in a lake at sunset.

Leslie Kay & LFK Press Produce Prints with a Purpose

Twenty years ago artist and printmaker Leslie Kay spray-painted a stencil spelling out “LFK” and a brand was born. These days, with its sunflower design and slightly subversive message, LFK has become a pitch-perfect representation of the city it describes. But LFK merchandise is just a small portion of the work Kay (aka Leslie Kuluva) … [more]