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Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening

Dear Friends, In the next months, we are looking forward to emerging from a quarantine that has fundamentally changed how we relate in our world. Throughout this ordeal, we have witnessed incredible strength, experienced renewed connection to the community, and been inspired by people’s seemingly inexhaustible positivity. Lawrence, through it all, you never missed a … [more]





Keeping up with Elementary Art!

We are three weeks into our session and Miss Katie’s elementary art students have been rocking it! Check them out below, pictured with their latest projects. You can also view their work on display at the Arts Center. Here is a little recap: The 3rd-5th graders in Drawing & Painting painted these lovely watercolor geodes. … [more]


Lawrence Arts Center students creating in class

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]