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New Youth Classes Begin Soon!

Brand new youth classes begin October 21st! Middle schoolers can sign up now for More Metals and Sketchbook Studio, because who doesn’t love wearable art and filling up an empty sketchbook? Elementary-age students can enroll in Clay Tourist and Jewelry  In Clay Tourist, students will take their ceramic talents to the next level by hand-building both functional … [more]


Group picture of students on School's out day

Upcoming School’s Out Workshops

If you’re looking for something for your kids to do on their upcoming days off school, we are offering some tantalizing options: Candy Creations for Elementary (1st-5th) and Two Day Moviemaking for Middle School (6th-8th). Candy Creations is a Wonka-esque two day candy extravaganza from 9 am – 4 pm. Students will invent new candy … [more]


Kris Kuksi and Hang 12 Students

Heading into Fall with HANG12

During the months of September and October, HANG12 has been working alongside local artist Kris Kuksi to plan, curate, and install a high school submission show based on recreating personal mythologies and finding the symbolism within them.  In September, Kris Kuksi gave presentations to Free State High School and Lawrence High students, before welcoming them … [more]


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 … [more]


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 … [more]


Students of Zinn Writers in Residence Program to Present at the 6th Annual Poetry Fair

In January, poets Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams began an eight-week writing intensive with 7th grade students from Liberty Central Middle School. Presenting a curriculum of verse poetry novels, 180 students were prompted to respond by creating their own poetry. These submissions will be shared at the 2019 Annual Poetry Fair on Sunday, April … [more]


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 … [more]


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, … [more]


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 … [more]


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 … [more]