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The Vagina Monologues Photo Gallery

The Vagina Monolgues has been called “a compelling rhapsody of the female essence” by the Chicago Tribune. Our production of Eve Ensler’s acclaimed work includes original work by Sadie Barbee and compelling performances by local talent. Get your tickets now for this special V-Day production running February 13-15 on the Arts Center main stage.


Q&A With The Vagina Monologues Director Sadie Barbee

She wowed us all in The Wizard of Oz and Atmosphere, and now the multi-talented Sadie Barbee takes the director’s chair for The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters February 13-15. This anthology of women’s stories sparked movements across the globe by confronting the silence surrounding vaginas and sexuality as well as creating spaces for marginalized voices. Our unique rendition also incorporates … [more]


Upcoming School’s Out: Art is Love & Pop Up Gallery

When school is out, art is in! We base our School’s Out Workshops on our summer programming model, mixing performance and visual arts together to take a deep dive into a fun and engaging theme. Students participate in creative, project-based learning in both disciplines to create wondrous works of art in a lively and social … [more]


40 Years of Featured Artists: Chris Wolf Edmonds

Each year the Lawrence Arts Center selects an artist to feature in its galleries. This artist generously donates works to be sold in the Annual Benefit Art Auction immediately following the Featured Artist Exhibition. We were honored to host Chris Wolf Edmonds as the 1992 Featured Artist.   Chris Wolf Edmonds is a fifth generation … [more]


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9 to 5 at the Arts Center

Check out this short video made by Jason Badgett to support Ric Averill’s very 80’s performance at the Transformations Charity Gala. Can you tell how much fun it is to work at the Arts Center? We hope you’ll consider us as the Best Place to Work (PLUS Best Non-Profit, Best Gallery and Free State Festival … [more]


City of Lawrence Strategic Planning

Lawrence is a unique city where the arts are for everyone. Make sure this continues by attending a public strategic planning session. Let our leaders know what you want for the future of Lawrence. Arts & culture are part of a visionary plan for the future! How to give input: Schedule a Lawrence Listens Team … [more]


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Souper Bowl Victory!

This year’s Souper Bowl – from Friday’s preview party, to Saturday’s sale and Sunday’s football magic by the Chiefs – truly was a touchdown for all! On February 1 here at the Arts Center, hundreds of happy shoppers found beautiful bowls and broke delicious bread and yummy soup with neighbors, all thanks to the generosity … [more]


February is Full in the School of Dance with Performances, Auditions and Days Out

Lawrence Dance Intensive Regional Master Classes in February The School of Dance will be traveling to regional dance studios this February to provide further ballet education to regional dancers aged 12-21, while promoting the Lawrence Dance Intensive: Summer Ballet which will be held on the campus of the University of Kansas June 8-19, 2020. Master … [more]


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Atmosphere Audience Survey is Here! We want to hear from YOU!

If you attended one of our performances of the Theatre and Dance for the Very Young production of Atmosphere, we want to hear from you! Fill out this brief survey and help us grow. We had so much fun experiencing art with all of the families and individuals who came out for this very special … [more]


Performing Arts this February: Women, Storytelling, and Wintry Magic

The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters is here! The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters is a performance that tells the stories of women: white, black, trans, Native American, East Asian, and others. Join the cast (featured above) February 13-15 to experience excerpts from Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues plus original music, dance, and monologues inspired by local women. Sparking … [more]