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Five stARTup Artists to Be Featured for May Final Friday

above: painting by stARTup artist Juliana Wilches Five of our graduating stARTup artists, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Quincy Grove, Addie Thornsbury, and Wil Myslivy, were featured during April Final Friday, with shows opening at a variety of downtown galleries and public spaces. This month, artists Violet Amouak, Mina Dailey, Juliana Wilches, Liam Hoey-Kummerow, and Maya … Continued


Five stARTup Artists to be Featured on April Final Friday

This Final Friday, we’re celebrating youth art! Along with the Annual USD 497 Exhibition, opening Friday, April 26th, five artists from the Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup cohort will hold solo show receptions at downtown galleries. Artists Quincy Grove, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Wil Myslivy, and Addie Thornsbury began working within our stARTup professional development program … Continued



Youth Visual Arts in April -Win a Free Summer Youth Class!

Above: the Boys and Girls Club ” Points of Youth” on display   Boys & Girls Club’s “Points of Youth” on Display Through April 18th If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Lower Lobby Gallery, be sure to visit this month for “Points of Youth,”  a multimedia exhibition created in conjunction with the … Continued


Final Friday Reception: Points of Youth

This Friday the Lawrence Arts Center will be your one-stop for visual arts, hand crafted food, and delicious drinks. Points of Youth is the unveiling of a partnership between Lawrence Arts Center teaching artists Andrew Cho, Cathy Joritz, and Brandon Keenan and students of Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence to produce works in ceramics, drawing, … Continued


Guerilla Arts Spring Break Camp

With a record-breaking number of snow days, this winter has left us with a pretty severe case of cabin fever. Our Youth Visual Arts program invites you to break out of the winter rut, venture outside, and celebrate spring, Arts Center style! The week of March 11th, we’re hosting a topic-specific, weeklong,  School’s Out Camp … Continued


Call For Entries: “Art Madness”

Calling All Arts Center Artists: It’s Art Madness! What is Art Madness? Art Madness aims to be a celebration of Lawrence Arts Center student and instructor success. On March 2nd, we will be turning the Arts Center into a one-night gallery extravaganza. Students of all ages, instructors, and all family and friends are invited to … Continued


Too Cool For School? Enroll in a Middle or High School School’s Out Day

Here at the LAC, we’re pretty extra. Extracurricular, that is! Don’t roll your eyes just yet; from our joint STEAM project with Boys and Girls Club to our Creative Youth Development programs HANG12 and stARTup, we strive to provide quality humanities after school programming to foster creativity, analytical skills, and professional development. Did you know … Continued


School’s Out! Miniatures and Magic in Youth Visual Arts

On February 15th, 21st, and 22nd, school’s out. At the Lawrence Arts Center, we’ve planned elementary classes for the day off, offering thematic art experiences for grades 1st through 5th!  From 9 AM to 4 PM, your student can explore visual arts and theatrical movement while practicing concepts in science, engineering, and mathematics. Mini-Masterpieces Kansas … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Collaborates with Zinn Writers in Residence

Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams visit with educators at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School   Zinn Writers in Residence: In memory of their daughter Rebecca, a gifted poet and lifelong writer, Dick and Diane Zinn support a Writer in Residence each year at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, connecting 7th grade students with inspiring regional … Continued