The Lawrence Art Guild is a supportive
local arts organization for nearly all media. They hold the annual Art-in-the-Park event
the first Sunday each May in Lawrence, and offer other opportunites to show your work
and learn from fellow artists and speakers. They meet the third Monday of each month,
6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m., in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium at 707 Vermont Street.
The Lawrence Photo Alliance is similar in
nature to the Lawrence Art Guild, but focuses specifically on photography. The photo alliance
meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9pm at the Lawrence Arts Center,
940 New Hampshire Street in downtown Lawrence.
The Lawrence Arts Center is a community
facility offering classes in the arts. It also has two galleries, featuring different art
shows throughout the year, and a theater used for both theatrical productions and concerts.
The center is located at 940 New Hampshire in downtown Lawrence.
The Americana Music Academy A local non-profit
organization with classes, weekly jam sessions, and workshops teaching traditional acoustic music.
The Lawrence Civic Choir is open to all members of the
community, with Spring and Fall concerts. It is sometimes possible for students to get course credit for
The Kaw Valley Shape Note Singing Association Four-part
singing for everyone, from a two hundred year old tradition. Free! Usually meets the first Saturday
of the month from 1:30-4:00pm at the Watkins Community Museum in downtown Lawrence. If you can read
regular music, you can read shape note music.
Arts Anonymous is a twelve step program
that aims to help you manage the role of art in your life in a positive way - not eliminate it!
It offers techniques to help you get past stumbling blocks in the way of doing your art -
whatever your art may be - visual, performance, writing, or other. It is an international
organization. There is a chapter in Kansas City that meets at Noon on Tuesdays and 11:00am
on Saturdays in the heritage room at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 West 47th St. Many
people attend one day or the other, and you don't have to attend every meeting.
A book recommended at the "How to be a working artist" forum during the
2004 Spring Arts Week was How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist:
Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul by Caroll Michels.
If you are a past or present resident, and would like your site listed,
This site is created and maintained by Brad Levy (www.bradlevy.com), a former Hashinger Hall resident, to foster communications between
past and present residents of Hashinger Hall, and help publicize Hashinger Hall events.
This site is not sponsored by or directly affiliated with the University of Kansas, although
some of the events listed are. Last revised 18 April, 2005