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The Best in Contemporary Art

The mission of the Lawrence Arts Center’s exhibitions program is to enrich the community by presenting the best in contemporary art and to actively engage audiences through multi-disciplinary exhibitions that question and inspire.  To that end, the Lawrence Arts Center features 20-25 exhibitions each year from diverse artists in all media, ranging from local preschool children to internationally known artists.  Such richness reflects the community that the Arts Center serves.  Many of the original artworks on display are available for purchase.  Learn more about the artists and their art by visiting our galleries and website.

The gallery will be closed on November 2 from 3pm-630pm for a private event.

Current & Upcoming

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - December 21 @ 9:00 pm

bitforms gallery showcase

Founded in 2001, bitforms gallery represents established, mid-career, and emerging artists critically engaged with new … [more]

Porcelain hands in the first picture, an array of colors in the next picture

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - December 21 @ 9:00 pm

Not in Kansas Anymore

For decades, Lawrence, Kansas has been home to those who seek to create. This group … [more]

April 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - May 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

USD 497 Annual Art Exhibition

This annual show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from … [more]

April 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - May 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm


Celebrate the work of an emerging youth artist from the stARTup program featured in the … [more]

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