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9th Street Project – Proposal fury!

This last week the 9th Street Team reassembled after spring break to divide and conquer our very long to-do list. From 5:30-6:00 PM the project team met with artists who had questions about the Research RFP. Then from 6:00-8:00 PM the team worked on firming up the jury selection criteria documents and we finished going … Continued


Art Here, Art Now: A Note On “Woman contemplating” by Lauretta Hendricks-Backus

This year we are excited to partner with the Department of Art History at the University of Kansas to provide background and insight on participating artists and their work. David Cateforis, Department Chair and Art History Professor, leads graduate students enrolled in the course Art Here, Art Now as they select and research some of the artists participating … Continued


Art is Everywhere: Margie Wakefield

“Art speaks to everyone and tells our human story. When my clients come into my office, they value the art hung throughout for its inspiration. It reflects my attention to detail, sensitivity and personalized care for my clients.“ – Margie Wakefield The Law Office of Margie Wakefield features beautiful work by artists like Clare Doveton … Continued


Art Here, Art Now: Joelle Ford Through the Eyes of An Art History Student

This year we are excited to partner with the Department of Art History at the University of Kansas to provide background and insight on participating artists and their work. David Cateforis, Department Chair and Art History Professor, leads graduate students enrolled in the course Art Here, Art Now as they select and research some of the artists participating … Continued


The Summer Catalog is now online!

The summer catalogs are now available at the front desk and set to hit mailboxes in Lawrence this week. In the meantime, please click here to enjoy our digital copy and let the summer planning begin! 


9th Street Blog: Subscribe to the newsletter!

This past Sunday our 3rd Community Input Session happened at the Amtrak Depot and folks made it through the snow! In case you missed it, the meeting covered the project’s progress, the RFP, talked about the Youth Corps and did some mapping activities. Our e-newsletter subscribe is up and running. You can self-subscribe when you … Continued


March Madness is Adult Visual Arts

Have You Seen Our New Writing Classroom? Believe your eyes! If you haven’t visited our lower lobby lately, you may have missed the Think Tank, our new writing classroom. With a roster of spring writing classes in poetry and prose, we’re thrilled to have a dedicated space for the craft, and are looking forward to … Continued


Ish & Thumbelina Photo Gallery

We are just a day away from opening night of the Dance Double Feature: Ish and Thumbelina! Talented photographer Ann Dean stopped by to capture some of the magical moments of the modern Ish and the classical Thumbelina. Take a peek at some of the incredible performers from The School of Dance and join us … Continued


Celebrate Artist INC Live Lawrence 2019 with Slide Slam!

After eight intensive weeks of professional development, our Artist INC Live Lawrence participants are ready to celebrate! Our graduating fellows, a diverse group of practicing artists across the disciplines of visual arts, performance, and music, will present their final project, Slide Slam talks at the Cider Gallery. This lively presentation format is fast-paced and fun. Come … Continued


Early Ed Talks: Social/Emotional Skills

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued