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Health and Safety Guidelines for Phased Reopening

Dear Friends, In the next months, we are looking forward to emerging from a quarantine that has fundamentally changed how we relate in our world. Throughout this ordeal, we have witnessed incredible strength, experienced renewed connection to the community, and been inspired by people’s seemingly inexhaustible positivity. Lawrence, through it all, you never missed a … [more]


Summer session announcements are coming May 11

Dear friends and neighbors,   We are currently adjusting our summer session to conform to Douglas County Health Department recommendations. We’ll unveil our new, adapted  – but still original – offerings on May 11. Summer session begins June 1. We’ll be virtual when necessary, in-person when possible. Hang in there with us because no matter … [more]


The Lawrence Arts Center the heART of the city

Lawrence Arts Center will be closed through May 17, 2020

If you need us, please email the appropriate staff member (click here for directory) or leave a voicemail at 785.843.2787 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Dear Friends, With Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s order to stay in place, The Lawrence Arts Center has made the difficult decision to close our … [more]


The Summer Catalogue is Now Online!

Get ready for it… the summer catalogue is now online and print copies are set to hit a mailbox near you! Member enrollment begins March 22 and members receive 10% off class tuition, so talk about the PERFECT time to join the Arts Center family… Click here to become a member! General enrollment begins March … [more]


Miss Katie Unboxes a Youth Ed Art Kit!

Virtual youth art classes start June 1 and art kits are available! Miss Katie unboxes one of the fun kits that you can buy either on its own or as part of one of our classes. Stay creative with us this summer and reserve your art kit today!  


Flashback Friday: Early Days of the Benefit Art Auction

The first Benefit Art Auction took place in the Carnegie Building and set the stage to support free exhibitions for 40 years strong. Board members provided snacks, artists were communicated with by phone or in-person visits, and the collars were a little bit larger, but the heart of the event remains the same- a time … [more]


Dance On: Digital Diary Submissions Week #5

In our final blog of the Dance On: Digital Diary series, submissions speak to the unique experiences of our community members during COVID-19 and tell stories of hope, resiliency and creativity. Thank you for sharing! Digital Diary Week #5/May 29, 2020: “Share something you’ve discovered during quarantine that you would like to remember after this … [more]


Adult Arts: Hi Kits! Haiku!

Our art kits are new! Supplies are red, green, and blue. Boxes, bags for you. Check out some of our Virtual Course Offerings with Kits!   In Alternative Adornment with Carly Kimbrough Learn how to make jewelry from home using found objects, paper, natural materials and a few basic supplies. A $40 fee for a … [more]


A young boy looks into a box.

Early Education Art To Go Boxes & Camp Kits are Here!

This summer, let us bring the art to YOU! Our Early Education team has put together some amazing Art To Go Boxes & Camp Kits with Stories, Songs and virtual experiences. See our summer catalog for all of the fun options in store for young artists this June and July!


Hang12 Goes Virtual for Final Friday

This Final Friday, Hang12 hosts their first ever virtual show, “Under Everything,” featuring work by stARTup students Mina Dailey, Emma Nasseri, and Theodore Weis. Support the work of these young artists and tune in to this link on May 29 at 6pm. HANG12 provides students with the opportunity to plan, curate, and host youth exhibitions in … [more]


SYT Jack Powell Memorial Scholarships

Summer Youth Theatre is offering scholarships for young people who may need assistance in particpating in this summer’s 2020 SYT classes and camps. To apply, fill out this SYT Scholarship Form  



Nina Katchadourian and the Saint Andrew Painting

Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists through online conversations about work of art they have in their homes. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do. Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, … [more]