Thank You for Picnicking with Us!

Picnic on the Prairie was a magnum opus thanks to all the wonderful sponsors, guests, performers, gorgeous decorations, a beautiful setting and perfect weather!  We were so pleased to treat 180 picnic patrons to a wonderful meal provided by Evan Williams Catering, wine and spirits from our friends at Cork & Barrel, and beer from O’Malley Beverage.  Children danced and sang; the Oread Strings spread beautiful music across the prairie; and the Dave Shelton Band brought guests to their feet to finish the evening with their funkadelic sound.  The event plus the basket auction brought in more than $31,000 to help our community enjoy performing arts at the Lawrence Arts Center!  We would like to especially thank the following individuals and businesses:

O’Malley Beverage

Cork & Barrel

Pennington & Company

Evan Williams Catering


Bon Bon

Cork and Barrel

Dalton Paley


French Market KC

Harold’s Whiskey & Donuts



John Brown Underground

Kyla Strid Ceramics

Merchants on Mass

Party America

Richard’s Music

Sensora Spa

Sheryl and Bud Jacobs

Susan and Brad Tate

The Burger Stand

The Dentists in Lawrence

The Fish House

The Lied Center of Kansas

The Raven

The Summit

TownePlace Suites Lawrence Downtown

Unicorn Theatre

University Theatre

Wake the Dead


Sheryl Jacobs

Markie Bieri

Jerree Caitlin

Kitty Gray

Sheila Immel

Jeanette Shultz

Margaret Ann Schwartzberg

Mike Anderson

Susan Tate

Ellen Lind

Alex Myers

Liam Romano

Anna O’Neil

Jonathan Fleig

Aaron Newton

To all of our guests, please join us again next year!  If you missed it this year, check back for our save the date in the next few weeks!  We deeply appreciate your support of the Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts program.  Bravo!