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What’s Up in the School of Dance this January

Mark Your Calendars! Monday, January 20, 2020 – MLK Jr.Day/No Classes  The Lawrence Arts Center and Studio 720 will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Attire Swap & Staff Meet/Greet The Winter/Spring semester is underway and the School of Dance is excited to bring back the … [more]


A photograph of author Langston Hughes

Announcing the 2020 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Winners

The Lawrence Arts Center and the Raven Book Store are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards, poet Tracey Lien and fiction writer Kate Lorenz. Lien and Lorenz will read from their work at the awards ceremony, on Saturday, February 1, 2020, Langston Hughes’ Birthday. This celebration and reading … [more]


Reads: The Snow Queen, Dates are February 21st through February 29th at 7pm and 2pm. The art work is a flower crown with the title The Snow Queen in the middle

Cast Hub: The Snow Queen 2020

We are pleased to announce The Snow Queen 2020! Click here to view the cast list. We look forward to this exciting collaboration between Performing Arts and the School of Dance! See below for access to up-to-date cast documents, a link to the Snow Queen enrollment page, and a list of dates to pay special … [more]


Sewing instructor Allison Sheldon

Adult Fiber Arts: Featured Teacher Allison Sheldon

We’d like to take a moment and welcome new instructor Allison Sheldon, who joined the Lawrence Arts Center family in 2020!   Allison is a textile artist from Denver, Colorado and earned her MFA in Textiles with honors at the University of Kansas in May 2019. While her work spans media from the digital to the … [more]


2D and 3D art is hung on gallery walls and displayed on pedestals

Forty Years of Featured Artists Exhibit Now Open

The Lawrence Arts Center has been part of this community for four decades. Through the years, we have had the privilege of working with many artists. Indeed, Lawrence has been lucky to be home to numerous talented, creative, and giving individuals. Whether they are established or emerging, the Exhibitions Program is honored to host artists … [more]


Spotlight on Atmosphere: Meet Tammy Keiser and Amanda Pintore!

A gallery installation. A performance. Atmosphere.   Meet Tammy Keiser, costume designer, and Amanda Pintore, the director of Atmosphere, the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest performance for very young children ages 2-6!   Tammy Keiser is a creator of small (preferably quirky and twisted) worlds that live on a stage. She also loves to dress the … [more]


Announcing the Cast of The Snow Queen!

Congratulations to all who auditioned for The Snow Queen! We are proud to announce the cast of this magical production and look forward to changing the seasons with all of you. Click here to view the Cast List!


Watercolor painting of horses walking near a pond

Make a Splash in our Adult Classes

Splish! Splash! I was taking a Watercolor class!  Just a few more spots remain for John Hulsey’s Watercolor Slow & Easy. An advanced class for “fast and loose” painters who want to take watercolor to the next level. Eye-opening and fun! Please note: paper and paint will be supplied for this class; some additional tools … [more]


Ten Platters Hang on a Red Wall

Souper Bowl Silent Auction Items are LIVE!

The annual Souper Bowl Saturday is coming up on February 1, but you can get a head start on the action by bidding on one of these beautiful handmade ceramic bowls now on display in our main lobby. Contributing artists Sue Ashline, Michael Krueger, Jeremy Rockwell, Jeff Eaton, Hong Chun Zhang, Clare Doveton, Adam Meistrell, … [more]


Spotlight on Atmosphere: Meet Sharon McCaman!

A gallery installation. A performance. Atmosphere.   Meet Sharon McCaman, the installation designer and performer in Atmosphere, the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest performance for very young children ages 2-6! Sharon McCaman is easy to spot because of her loud, crazy wardrobe. She actually really likes fruits and vegetables, but also eats a bean burrito once … [more]