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Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening

Dear Friends, In the next months, we are looking forward to emerging from a quarantine that has fundamentally changed how we relate in our world. Throughout this ordeal, we have witnessed incredible strength, experienced renewed connection to the community, and been inspired by people’s seemingly inexhaustible positivity. Lawrence, through it all, you never missed a … [more]

Join Tequa Creek to ensure Art Kits are available to everyone!

Since mid-March, Arts Center staff and instructors have tested their creativity beyond measure. Classes have gone virtual and programming looks different, but we’ve stayed connected. One way we’ve adapted is by making Art Kits available for at-home learning, and enrollments and participation are steady. To continue our mission of making art available to everyone, we … [more]

HANG12 Encourages Creative Exchange with New ArtBox

Students participating in the HANG12 program have designed a new way for creative spirits to stay connected while keeping a healthy distance. Similar to Lawrence’s Little Free Libraries, HANG12 has created ArtBox, which will provide the community with a designated place for sharing pieces of art. Open to all ages, the ArtBox will be located … [more]

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]

KPR Presents: Quarantine Stories, Tell Us Your Story | KPR

How are YOU coping with the COVID pandemic? Whether you’re sheltering at home or an essential worker, Kansas Public Radio wants to hear from you! KPR is collecting your self-recorded stories of living through this challenging time, in partnership with the Kansas Historical Society, the Watkins Museum, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Public … [more]

Doodle of the Day: Love For Our Front Line Workers

We want to thank all of the Front Line Workers keeping us all safe & the community going! We appreciate each and every one of you and we just wanted to let you know. #riselawrence Doodle with LMH Health CEO Russ Johnson!  CLICK TO SEE THE DOODLE GALLERY Here’s how to submit your doodle: • … [more]

Freesearch Friday: Livingroom Life Science with KU Natural History Museum

above: Maria Sibylla Merian, detail from Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium I’m going to say something that will surprise no one: I’ve always been an indoor kid. I’m pale and itchy, with a level of paleness and itchiness that no amount of SPF or hydrocortisone can combat. I hate swimming. I hate your barbecue. I hate summer. … [more]