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Audition for Oliver!

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers ages 8 and up! After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin. There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, but neither she nor the boy is fit for a life of crime.   … Continued


Submissions Now Open for the 2019 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2018   The Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Book Store announce their joint sponsorship of the 2018 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards.  Two awards of $500 each are given annually, one in the area of poetry and one in the area of fiction. Selection will be based on the quality … Continued


Submissions Open for the Langston Hughes Spoken Word Prize for Youth

Lawrence Magazine presents the Langston Hughes Spoken Word Prize for Douglas County High School students. Part of the official annual Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards, this first-year prize pays tribute to the work of Langston Hughes and recognizes young talent with a $400 cash prize. DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2019 Submissions: Contestants must submit an audio … Continued


Calling All Printmakers for Celebration Stationery!

The annual Lawrence Arts Center holiday card printing party and sale is here, and this year we’re going digital! On Saturday, December 1st, the John Talleur Print Studio will have the presses rolling from 12 PM to 5 PM for your best letterpress, relief, screenprint, and monoprint holiday designs. Paper and envelope stock, as well as snacks … Continued


Join Artist Ben Wills for Social Stitchery

The cold days of winter offer a great opportunity to enjoy an indoor activity. Have you been meaning to learn how to knit or crochet? This January, Kansas City based artist Ben Wills will offer free fiber lessons in Social Stitchery! By learning a variety of stitches, sample textile blocks will be combined into winter scarves for … Continued


Lawrence Opera Looks At “*dwb*” | KCUR Up to Date

By Steve Kraske and Devin Davis on November 16, 2018 Using opera to examine an issue of racial bias in America. Handing your teen child the car keys then worrying  whether or not they will make it back is not an experience that everyone faces. For people of color this is a common concern and … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Announces Artists Selected for Artist INC Live 2019

Lawrence Arts Center Announces Artists Selected for Artist INC Live 2019 The Lawrence Arts Center announces Artists selected for the Artist INC Live 2019 seminar. Artist INC is a nationally-recognized arts entrepreneurship program designed to give artists from all disciplines the business training and support needed to strengthen their art practice and grow their arts … Continued


‘Driving While Black’ opera to be performed at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

By Rachel Gaylor on November 13, 2018 Several University of Kansas School of Music faculty will present “DWB (Driving While Black)” at the Lawrence Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. this coming Saturday. The one-act opera will highlight the fears of a black mother when her 16-year-old son begins to drive. The feature is somewhat autobiographical. University … Continued


Goodnight Moon is cast!

We are thrilled to announce the cast for our upcoming performance of Goodnight Moon! Stay tuned and join us for performances January 24-27!


Last call for fall classes!

If you’re looking for something creative to do now that the weather has changed, you’re in luck! A few classes remain open for enrollment in November. Join us to wind down 2018 with a little more dance, drama, magic and holiday preparation!