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Lawrence Arts Center Red Dancer sculpture represents the spirit of community arts!

A landmark of downtown Lawrence since 2009, the towering 18’ Red Dancer sculpture welcomes art students and aficionados to the Lawrence Arts Center 365 days a year. Its creator, artist Jan Gaumnitz, donated the sculpture to the Arts Center after her 2009 exhibition, Altogether, because the sculpture seemed to belong where it had been placed for … Continued

School of Dance at a Glance!

Welcome Amy Hope, School of Dance Coordinator, to the School of Dance! The Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance is excited to welcome Amy Hope, School of Dance Coordinator! Meet Amy by reading more here! New Feature! Convenient Online Enrollment with New Dance Bundle Discount! In response to your feedback, we are excited to announce a … Continued

City Commissioners Propose Cutting Arts Center Financial Aid Funding

Dear Arts Center Friends, I am writing to let you know about a development within the 2020 City budget that affects the Lawrence Arts Center. Commissioner Boley and Mayor Larsen have proposed to fully eliminate the 30K we receive from the City of Lawrence for financial aid. This funding from the City helps open the … Continued

Experience the School of Dance this Fall!

Browse Fall 2019 Class Listings | Download the New to Fall welcome letter and Weekly Schedule At the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, we provide an extensive program of dance classes and performance opportunities for movers of all ages! From Chinese Classical Dance to Wee Dance, there is a class for everyone! Check out our … Continued

New Feature! Convenient Online Enrollment with New Dance Bundle Discount!

In response to your feedback, are excited to announce a simplified enrollment process and fee structure! Starting this fall, families who enroll in 3 or more dance classes will receive a Dance Bundle Discount of 25% off all dance class tuition, at the front desk and now conveniently automatically applied online! Additional benefits of our … Continued

Aug. 17: Fall Parent Meeting Biannual Attire Swap!

Fall Attire Swap | 9:30-12:30 pm, Main Lobby The School of Dance Attire Swap is a great way to save a few bucks while getting ready for your current or next year’s Level Attire. Swap your outgrown leotards, jazz pants, and dance shows for something new-ish! Bring your loved and laundered items to the Main Lobby … Continued

Adult Visual Arts July News: Beach Balls and New Classes!

above: Nate Ditzler’s exhibition Domestic Perserverance on display at the LAC Beach Balls and Traffic Cones Abound  Domestic Perserverance, the exit show of Ceramic Artist in Residence Nate Ditzler opened on June 28th and will be on display in our Middle Gallery until July 20th. Nate will present his artist talk on Thursday, July 11th … Continued

Practicing Potter? Clay Creative? We’re Seeking a Ceramics Intern!

Calling all Ceramicists: the Lawrence Arts Center is Seeking a Ceramics Studio Intern! Our Ceramics studio internship is an unpaid position that offers a unique opportunity to work with our community of accomplished ceramics instructors, staff members, and our annual Ceramics Artist-in-Residence. We are looking for someone who wants to gain additional experience in helping … Continued

AUDITIONS! Willy Wonka

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers ages 8 and up! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.   Auditions: Saturday, July 13 ON THE MAIN STAGE! 1:00 pm:  16-18 year olds 2:00 pm:  13-15 year olds 3:30 pm:  10-12 … Continued

New Instructor: Meet Mercedes Lucero

Mercedes Lucero in describing her upcoming class, Found Forms, writes: “How we tell a story matters. Coined by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola, “hermit crab” writing is a metaphor of sorts. As the crab must find its perfect shell, so too must a story find its truest form. So, what might it look like to … Continued