Arts & Entertainment
We think Lawrence will surprise and please you with all the options for arts and culture.
The arts have been essential to this town since some of the first settlers arrived packing brass instruments to form a community band. From visual to experimental, Lawrence continues to back the arts because this town knows that what’s good for the arts is good for the community. Come enjoy this rich connection to a flourishing arts environment.
Spencer Art Museum, located on the University of Kansas campus, has changing exhibits as well as seven galleries displaying selections from the permanent collection of more than 37,000 works of art. Special exhibitions drawn from the collection or touring from other museums are displayed in four additional galleries. The collection spans the history of European, North American, and East Asian art.
Theatre Lawrence works with volunteers to create and deliver extraordinary theatre and educational programs that engage community members of all ages and backgrounds. Theatre Lawrence hosts a season of performances, concerts series, art exhibits, and more.
The arts community comes together to offer special exhibits, receptions, amazing artwork, and more on the last Friday of every month. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance, and theater for all ages.
This overview just taps the surface of what Lawrence has to offer if you’re looking for arts and entertainment. Come to Lawrence ready to play.