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CEK and Auto-Owners Insurance Support Kits for Kids

In an effort to reach young people safely and creatively during the pandemic, the Arts Center has created a variety of all-supplies-included Art Kits in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), early childhood and dance. And while these kits have been available for purchase throughout the summer and fall, they will now … [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]



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]


Give “Kits for Kids” This Giving Tuesday!

Consider a gift to the Arts Center for #GivingTuesday and help support Kits for Kids! Our fun-filled art kits have been available for purchase since this summer, but with your help, we can distribute them FREE OF COST to those in need. Thanks to meaningful partnerships with community organizations like Boys & Girls Club of … [more]