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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]


Bunker Crafts: Paper Piece Quilting Pt. II

Welcome Back to the Bunker! Last week I introduced english paper piece quilting, and the supplies that you would need to begin. If you weren’t able to find everything, check out our local resource post about businesses in Lawrence offering contact free pick up and delivery for your crafting needs! Assemble everything in the quietest … [more]


Jewelry in the Time of COVID

Jewelry instructor Carly Kimbrough shares some ways to #LACStayCreative in our latest blog! With the Lawrence Arts Center and other community studios currently closed, we cannot gather in person to share in the excitement of making jewelry. Even if we are lucky enough to have a studio at home, it is probably much smaller. In … [more]


Lawrence Ghost Light Performance Share

Step up to the ghost light and let us see your talents! A ghost light is a single bulb left on a theatrical stage primarily for safety reasons, but also as a symbol for the arts to endure through even the dark times. While our doors may be closed at the moment, the light continues … [more]


The Dottie Diaries

Dottie the Guinea Pig has a message to all of her Early Childhood friends… Read on and enjoy this video of her staycation with Miss Donika! Hi friends, I miss you all so much. It’s great staying here with teacher Donika and her family. I sure do like the boys that live here. They are … [more]


Film Festival Day Phoenix, Oregon Screening April 11 Boosts Disrupted Fests | Movie Maker

By Tim Molloy on April 5, 2020 Film lovers can support film festivals disrupted by COVID-19 by taking part in a virtual screening of the independent film Phoenix, Oregon for Film Festival Day this coming Saturday, April 11. The Film Festival Alliance and the independent streaming platform Theatrical-At-Home are presenting the event, and a filmmaker Q&A will be … [more]





#RISELAWRENCE – Submit Your Art!

Share your art, share your love and Rise Through Art We invite you to join virtual hands in a show of appreciation for our front line workers. From songs celebrating our trash collection heroes to 3D love notes created for our grocery store warriors, we welcome you to make art of any medium to thank … [more]


Freesearch Friday: Local Businesses in the Business of Helping You Create!

I figured out how to get all of the things you may need, so you don’t have to! Welcome to Freesearch Friday: the weekly blog that does the research for you. Here at the Lawrence Arts Center, we’ve been busy dreaming up tutorials and projects to undertake with very few supplies, or items that may already … [more]