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Submissions Now Open for the 2019 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2018   The Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Book Store announce their joint sponsorship of the 2018 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards.  Two awards of $500 each are given annually, one in the area of poetry and one in the area of fiction. Selection will be based on the quality … Continued


Boys and Girls Club Break the Internet

The Art Hawks behind the thearthawk.weebly.com were a group of 20 1st-5th graders that are part of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. Teaching Artists Leah Towle and Ashley Russell visited them for a week, and then they came to work at the Lawrence Arts Center for the following two weeks for “Break the Internet.” The … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center exhibition features adoptable cats | UDK

By Jaya Chakka on November 8, 2018 Even the most ardent pet lovers are apt to have a love-hate relationship with cats. On one hand, cats can be incredibly affectionate, cuddly, adorable animals. On the other, however, they are also known for their apathy, stubbornness and inclination for knocking items from high places. Indeed, cats are … Continued



Free Screenprinting Workshop with Visiting Artist Danielle Wycoff

Danielle Wyckoff: perception–reflection–reception–return–   Rethink: I Am a Veteran is a storytelling project written and designed by women artists to share the experiences of female veterans. Personal confrontation with issues of abuse, family life, and sexuality will be addressed in this original theatre production. ­­ Scene design will be created by project-based resident Danielle Wyckoff. Combining her background … Continued


Mandy Enfield Named ArtPlace Project Facilitator

The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association and the Lawrence Arts Center are pleased to announce that Mandy Enfield has been named ArtPlace Project Facilitator. In her role as Project Facilitator, Mandy will provide the primary project management for the completion of the Ninth Street Art Project. She will act as the facilitator for all meetings for … Continued



Artist INC Has Returned! Professional Development for Artists in Every Medium

We are pleased to announce the return of Artist INC!  Enabled by a grant awarded by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the program will offer its third Lawrence session beginning in January 2019! Artist INC assists artists at all stages of their career through building creative and financial strategies. Business and budgeting advice for … Continued



Announcing the 2018 Lawrence Vanguard Awards

The Lawrence Vanguard Awards honor youth achievement in the visual arts in Lawrence Public Schools. Supported by a champion of the arts, the awards are focused on identifying remarkable talent, skill, and originality in young visual artists in Lawrence. The awards are open to youth working in visual art mediums within Lawrence Public Schools. 2D … Continued