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Welcome to the Lawrence Arts Center! This 40,000 square-foot facility built in 2002 was funded through a public/private partnership between the City of Lawrence and a group of dedicated community donors who understood the social and civic value of the arts. The City and the community split the cost of the building’s construction, and the community gifted their half of the building to the City upon its completion, making this facility a City-owned asset.

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The Arts Center is open
every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Galleries are open
Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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The Lawrence Arts Center is committed to making its facilities, programming, and website accessible to all. Patrons are encouraged to inquire at the front desk if they require accommodation, auxiliary aid, or service.



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Self-guided tour booklets are available at the front desk. We are also happy to make arrangements for guided tours for classroom groups and individuals. Please contact us for more information.