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Creative Youth Development Programs

The Lawrence Arts Center offers a place for young people in 6th through 12th grades to immerse themselves in project-based, creative environments where they can develop real-world experience and hands-on arts-based job skills.  Creative Youth Development Programs include:

  • HANG12 provides students with the opportunity to plan, curate, and host youth exhibitions in Downtown Lawrence every final Friday. Click here for exhibitions.
  • PLAY12 brings students together to produce a public performance–whether dance, music, or theatre–each month.
  • stARTup gives students the professional training and  materials they need to jumpstart a career as a visual artist.

Students age 14+ are also welcome in adult classes, unless otherwise indicated in the description.


Neal Barbour, Director of Youth Education:


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