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Curated Film Experiences
Film at the Lawrence Arts Center celebrates the free spirit of the state of Kansas with curated film, music and comedy experiences that challenge, inspire, and entertain.
Prepare for an unforgettable experience when you join us during the Free State Festival in June or at our Microcinema events throughout the year.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of diversity, imagination, and originality through independent film, live music, comedy, art and ideas.
We go beyond just movies – we are a lively community of trailblazers, storytellers, and artistic souls who are passionate about sharing in the magic of cinema.
Community Film Experiences
We’re committed to building Lawrence area partnerships to welcome the community into the world of film.
This includes partnering with businesses in Lawrence that feature the space, tools and technology to fully embrace your inner-film critic, including:
Free State Festival - 2023
BLKBOK performs at Free State Festival - 2023
Gumbo Coalition film screening at Free State Festival - 2023
Boots Riley at Free State Festival - 2023
Free State Festival - 2023
Chris Estrada performs at Free State Festival - 2023
Art is for Everyone
Making Art Accessible to All
Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of visual arts education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.
Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. To further support the community, we also have a space for classes and rehearsal at 10th & Mass Studios.
What's So Great About Our Film Experiences?
The real question is what’s not so great about our film experiences! In Lawrence, there’s nowhere else that can provide the scope of options as Lawrence Arts Center. We’re proud to offer the community an inclusive, safe space for anyone to channel their creativity.
Film screenings and conversations about film go far beyond simply discussing techniques and expanding your knowledge. You can fully unleash your creativity and have a lot of fun, all while building relationships with the community around you. Everything we do at Lawrence Arts Center supports our larger goal of connecting, exploring, and growing together with you.
A community that embraces the arts as part of everyone’s daily life will lead to a more inclusive and connected Lawrence, and what could be better than that? Engaging in film screenings and experiences gives you the opportunity to be a lifelong learner while growing friendships. And that doesn’t even get into the fact that it’s proven engaging in art and creative activities creates positive changes in your brain!
That’s right, viewing and creating art stimulates both hemispheres of your brain and sets off all kinds of benefits. Creative outlets relieve stress and enhance your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which is a pretty great benefit coming from something that is also enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
Are you ready to connect with a community and engage in unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else? The team at Lawrence Arts Center is here for you! Through our extensive selection of film experiences and our financial aid availability, everyone has the opportunity to find their inner film critic.