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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 St. Anthony 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]


School of Dance Senior Showcase Video Now Streaming!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the School of Dance Virtual Senior Showcase has arrived! Enjoy this video and celebrate the accomplishments of our talented seniors – watch parties are encouraged. See the online program with credits, headshots and bios here!


A woman smiles.

Adult Arts Teacher Feature: Amy Fowler

The Lawrence Arts Center welcomes our newest writing teacher, Amy Fowler! Amy Fowler is a writer living in Lawrence. They share their home with their partner, sometimes his two children, and always one surly Boston Terrier and one Scruffy Mutt. Amy makes a living as an American Sign Language – English interpreter and Cued Language transliterator. They … [more]


Young dancers wearing hats hold paddles and point at a center dancer.

Much Ado About Dance this Summer at the Arts Center

Summer Enrollment 2020 Throughout the summer, all dance classes will be held online via live interactive Zoom sessions. During the summer session, video recordings will not be available. In-person participation is subject to guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department & Arts Center availability. We will … [more]


A dancer poses inviting someone to enter the door of a theater.

School of Dance Senior Showcase Video

This year’s graduating seniors are performing in a Virtual Dance Showcase this Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm streaming right here on our website! Tune in and celebrate the work they’ve accomplished, not only this year, but throughout their time here as dancers.  




Mona Cliff Mural

9th Street Project Updates!

East 9th Street Mural by Mona Cliff, 1045 Pennsylvania St.                       Like the talented creatives they are, many East 9th Street artists have seamlessly transitioned their projects to digital, physically distant, and community supportive endeavors. Here’s an update on what they’ve been up to, and how … [more]