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Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening

Before coming to the Lawrence Arts Center please complete the following COVID-19 self-screening.   1. In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with, or is suspected to have COVID-19?   2. Is your temperature 100°F (38°C) or higher?   3. Are you experiencing two or … [more]

The Big One-Oh! Cast List

  Announcing The Big One-Oh! Online Edition Cast List   Charley…..Tilly Johnson Zombie King…..Lilah Paul Alien/Dina…..Karoline Beinek-Pentzer Swampy/Dana…..Elsie Neuhofel Lorena…..Kingston Jacobs Donna…..Pepper Garcia Darryl…..Chloe Novosel Cougar…..Tallulah Salb Scottie…..Graysen Elliott Jennifer…..Sofia Dujardin Mrs. Cleveland…..Dana McCoy Dad/Vince Champagne…..David Sturm Mom…..Cindy Hart   Congratulations to everyone who auditioned!  Our first rehearsal will take place Monday, October 5th from … [more]

Stage(S)Truck Takes the Show on the Road

When Covid-19 shuttered theaters this spring, the lights went out and entertainers nationwide wondered when or where they would perform again. Not Ric Averill. He saw opportunity. “During the Great Isolation of the early pandemic, I kept thinking about how to communicate safely with people, to entertain and stay connected,” Averill said. Averill, the Lawrence … [more]

Adult Visual Arts: Private Lessons with your Favorite Teachers

Private lessons are a great way to keep you flexing those art muscles, and they are affordable too! Most lessons are $36/hour of instruction, and you can schedule them on your own time. Students age 14 and up are welcome unless otherwise noted. Check out our instructors and the mediums offered: Teacher Virtual or In-person … [more]

‘Moby-Dick’ Scholar to Join Artist of Life-Size Whale in Virtual Talk on Friday | LJW

By Lauren Fox on September 23, 2020 The artist of a life-size scratchboard whale and a “Moby-Dick” scholar will come together in a virtual conversation Friday night through the Lawrence Arts Center. Jos Sances’ piece “Or, The Whale” currently occupies an entire wall of the art center’s large gallery. In August, the Journal-World interviewed Sances about his … [more]

Arts Center Partners with Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Art and health come together at the new Lawrence Memorial Hospital West facility with a showcase of permanent and rotating local art collections curated by the Lawrence Arts Center. This unique partnership between the Arts Center and LMH enables patients, visitors, families and hospital staff to experience art in their surroundings. In 2019, The World … [more]

Youth Visual Arts in Full Swing this Fall

Happy first day of fall! Here at the Lawrence Arts Center we have just finished up our second week of fall youth classes. Times are crazy right now, but here in the studios we are trying to slow it down and nurture the creative process within our young people. More than ever, kids need a … [more]

Baby Disco Brought Bubbles & Joy to the Fairgrounds

It was a Sunday full of tunes, hula hoops and giggles at the Douglas County Fairgrounds this weekend for the first ever outdoor Baby Disco. Families were delighted to get out of the house and into the sunshine for this socially distant dance party brought to you by the Theatre & Dance for the Very … [more]

We’re hiring an Americorps VISTA Virtual Education Coordinator

Goal of the Project: The Virtual Education Coordinator VISTA member will increase access to arts and STEM programming for youth in Lawrence and throughout the state by migrating the Lawrence Arts Center’s Creative Laboratory curriculum to a permanent virtual space. This, in tandem with organizing a virtual STEAM Educators Conference in the Spring of 2021, … [more]