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Dance Parties Offer Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family

Locked in the house with nowhere to get your groove on? Have a house full of toddlers with energy to spare? Looking for a dance party with all the fun but none of the germs? Join us at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and find a party to fit your needs! This month the Lawrence Arts … [more]

ELNA + E9th Fall Event – SAVE THE DATE!

The Rebuilding East Lawrence project team is pleased to invite you to the final event! We are psyched to partner with ELNA and their Annual Block Party to create one amazing, art-filled, socially-distanced community event! Join us on Saturday October 3rd, from 5-10 pm Come see some of the final results of the Rebuilding East … [more]

Exhibits Extended Through October 24 & Virtual Art Talk Just Announced!

Our current slate of exhibitions – Jos Sances’s Or, The Whale; Jeff Weinberg’s Table Pieces; and Leon Richmond’s Theater of the Absurdo – have been so popular for socially distant viewing that we’ve decided to keep them around for another month! So if you haven’t made it in to the galleries yet or just need … [more]

Draw and Paint with Miss Katie Alldritt Starting This Week!

Miss Katie had a blast teaching all of your kiddos virtually this summer and would love to see them this fall in our on-site classes! In-person classes will be taught with health and safety protocols in place to create a relaxing and safe environment for our students. Young creators can make art and enjoy time with … [more]

Artist in Residence Shares Love of Ceramics with Students

Ashlyn Pope was an artist from the start. But while her mother reports that it was a pencil and paper that originally drew her in, Ashlyn says it was the finicky nature of ceramics that captured her heart. “I was drawn to clay once in college when the first piece I ever made fell apart,” … [more]

Early Childhood Education Gets Creative in House or at Home

Whether at the Lawrence Arts Center or in your own home, our early childhood art explorations will bring your child’s creativity to life! This fall we are offering visual arts classes that incorporate singing and playing with painting, drawing and more. At-home classes include supply kits with everything the student will need for projects, plus … [more]

A La Carte Art Kits

While we are about to start our first week of classes on-site here at the Arts Center, we understand that some might feel more comfortable making art at home or in the open air. Our Art A La Carte Kits are the perfect fit! These take home kits are full of goodies like art supplies, … [more]

Storybook Drama Encourages Learning Through Expression

Local actor Kayla Sandusky believes that being involved in the arts is very important, especially for the young and very young! Now in her fifth year at the Arts Center, this fall Kayla is teaching virtual Storybook Drama classes for children ages three to six that encourage learning, self-expression, and creativity. Chosen stories address topics, … [more]

Parking lot show with LK Ultra / CS Luxem / Elexa Dawson | I Heart Local Music

by Fally Afani on September 7 For the second time since the start of the quarantine, the Lawrence Arts Center gifted the scene with a perfectly socially-distanced parking lot show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. They switched gears this time, learning towards more indie acts. Click for photos and recap…

The List is Up! Announcing 2020 Play12 Company Members

Congratulations to our 6 new company members, and 2 returning members. Drumroll … our 2020 company features … Amelia Osborn Annika Maximov Giulia Ventello Mary Kate Shultz Olivia Evans Ruby Hull Spencer Greenwood Vincent Brack Play12 is the Lawrence Arts Center’s youth performance company. It expands on the fundamentals of acting and focuses on the … [more]