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2022 Langston Hughes Awards for Creative Writing

Celebrate Langston Hughes’s birthday with a reading reception for Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award winners! Co-sponsored by The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, supported by the Thomas … [more]

Adult Visual Arts: Class is in Session!

Sharpen your pencils and clean your brushes, because the fall session has begun! Enroll in a new class today and discover our amazing teachers, specialty classes, and amazing equipment. It’s … [more]

Adult Arts: Guess Who is New for the Fall!

Get ready to FALL for our favorite new teachers! Three more friendly faces will be joining the adult education team to teach painting, fiber arts, and writing. Read their bios, … [more]

March for George Floyd in Downtown Lawrence

Dear Lawrence: Freedom and Protest

Dear Lawrence, We want to know what freedom means to you. Current events, from COVID to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade, have brought … [more]

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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 … [more]

Poetry in Place with Mercedes Lucero

Writing instructor Mercedes Lucero put together a video to help you #LACStayCreative. Mercedes recently hosted a citywide public writing workshop for Earth Day. Although Earth Day has passed, her techniques … [more]