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At Home Learning Starts NOW!

Public school may be delayed until September, but at-home learning doesn’t have to wait… Elementary kids will love our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Art a la Carte Summer Supply kits. Young makers will keep busy, stay safe, and have fun with a variety of creative projects that can fit into any schedule. … [more]

Box City Tokyo

As we head into our final week of summer classes here at the Lawrence Arts Center, we just wanted to thank everyone who stuck with us through virtual learning and into totally new protocol due to COVID-19 for our limited on-site programming. We appreciate your willingness to work through these trials with us and your … [more]

School of Dance Auditions Coming in August

Lawrence Ballet Theatre Company and Carmine Ballere Scholarship Auditions  August 23, 2020 | 2:30pm-6:30pm |FREE | Mainstage Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register online is August 20. Applicants will be assigned to a specific one-hour time slot to audition in person in small groups. Virtual auditions also will be offered. Auditionees are required to follow … [more]

Performing Arts this August: Summer and Our Fall 2020 Season!

Welcome to our summer review and a look ahead at what is coming up this fall! As we wrap up our Summer Youth Theatre (SYT) season, we couldn’t be more grateful for all the students and families who joined us on our virtual SYT adventures. We transformed our SYT Preschool-Kindergarten Creative Play courses, re-envisioned our … [more]

New E-Publication Packed with Home-Based Projects for Young Creators

Looking for ways to help young children stay creative while learning at home? Our early education team has you covered! For just $5, we have a brand new 20-page e-publication PACKED with ideas for activities with easy-to-find materials, video singalongs and stories by our amazing teachers. Lots of fun, rainy day adventures will keep you … [more]

Exhibits so great, they’re worth the wait!

Full view of Jos Sances Or the Whale, Scratchboard, 51′ x 14′, 2018-19, from Richmond Arts Center. Just off the heels of a successful Benefit Art Auction, we have three new shows that are sure to engage, amuse and surprise you in just a few weeks. Leon Richmond’s Theater of the Absurdo, Jeff Weinberg’s Table … [more]

I Heart Local Music Historic Spaces Concert Video

We were proud to be part of the virtual debut of I Heart Local Music’s concert series in historic Lawrence locations on Tuesday, July 28. Alex Kimball Williams of Bad Alaskan performed right here in our galleries and musicians CS Luxem, Ryan Manuel and Elexa Dawson played at the Watkins Museum of History, the Dole … [more]

Youth Watercolor with Miss Katie Alldritt

Miss Katie Alldritt is usually making magic with our elementary-age artists, but this summer she taught a middle/high school watercolor class on-site. Katie’s students got a deep dive into the fundamentals of watercolor, created their own palettes, and painted some lovely flowers.

Cardboard Arcade Comes to Life

Creativity and imagination abounded during Cardboard Arcade last week! The kids started off by watching Caine’s Arcade to get an idea of how they could transform simple cardboard into something amazing. They went on to brainstorm what their arcade game might be, what they would name it, and how they could bring it to life. … [more]