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School of Dance Celebrating Holidays & Sharing Experiences

This fall we are full of moves and festive fun! Let’s celebrate Halloween with a ballet brought to you by Lawrence Ballet Theatre! Make sure to drop by your student’s classroom, via Zoom, to watch as they share new skills. Don’t forget to enroll in Session B today!   Mid-Term Observation Week & Final Showing … [more]

Behind the Scenes of 10,000, A One Woman New Play Development

10,000, A One Woman New Play Development featuring Victoria Taurean Smith premieres October 17 and the creative team has been working hard to bring this innovative theatre piece to the comfort of your own home because here at the Lawrence Arts Center, we believe Art is For Everyone and Art is For Everywhere. 10,000 is … [more]

Halloween Shows Bring Fright & Fun for All

While most trick or treating may be on hold this year, the Lawrence Arts Center has a haunted host of spooky and family-friendly events to keep you eerily entertained for Halloween! Beginning on October 21, join Ric Averill on one of his socially distanced walking tours of haunted downtown Lawrence. Ghosting Lawrence is a theatrical … [more]

Art Adventures Take Kids on an Imagination Journey

It can be hard to map your child’s path to an adventure these days–especially one that doesn’t involve a computer screen–but the Lawrence Arts Center has the key. Our early childhood education team has compiled a collection of dozens of Art Adventures that will take children out of the virtual and put them back into … [more]

Showcasing Safety in Kawaii Animal Drawings

IMAGES L-R: Finn, 8; Ariah, 9; Ada, 9                       Miss Katie’s 3rd-5th grade drawing and painting students put a relevant twist on their Kawaii animal drawings by adding in some masks! This seems like a good time to remind everyone that here at the Lawrence Arts … [more]

A photograph of author Langston Hughes

Submissions are Now Open for the 2021 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards

Polish off those manuscripts because it’s time to submit your entry for the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards! We are honored to partner with the Raven Book Store to provide two awards of $500 – one in the area of poetry and one in the area of fiction- in honor of Lawrence’s own Langston Hughes. … [more]

Keeping Up with Youth Education!

Wondering what Youth Education has been up to? Our artists have been busy in the studios! Their work is currently on display in our upstairs hallway, where you can find Baby Yoda and spider monkey paintings, anime and fairy houses. Other works include lion faces, sunsets and watercolor cacti. Sun catchers can be found casting … [more]

Art is for everyone. Art is for everywhere.

When Katie Aldritt asked her youth drawing and painting students what they looked forward to most when things returned to “normal” she wasn’t sure what to expect–drawings of friends in school, going to the movies, a trip to the library, perhaps. What she received were drawings of the “Red Dancer,” the downtown landmark sculpture that … [more]