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Lawrence Arts and Crafts Festival is Sunday

More than 130 artists and exhibitors plan to attend the South Park festival, in its 36th year, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Just a few of the things artists said they’re bringing include a wide range of accessories, artwork and photography, and various decor for every room of the house as well as the garden, toys and clothing.

Local artist Dave Loewenstein to host introductory workshop for new 'Kansas People's History Project'

Dave Loewenstein, the local artist whose colorful murals enliven public spaces in Lawrence and across the country, is embarking on a new project that he hopes will re-engage Kansans with bits of our state identity that we may have forgotten or unknowingly overlooked. It’s a lofty goal, to be sure, and to make it happen, he’s going to need some help. Loewenstein will host a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Watkins Museum of History to introduce the Kansas People’s History Project, a collaborative effort between the Douglas County Historical Society and five arts and educational organizations across the state.

Consultants to present city's Cultural Plan, survey results at commission meeting

A team of city consultants is slated to present its final draft of Lawrence’s Cultural Plan — an endeavor that launched in February — during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.

Getting to know you: An introduction to East Ninth Project's commissioned artists

The City of Lawrence on Tuesday announced the names of the East Ninth Project's eight commissioned artists, and while details of the artists' plans for the project aren't available as yet, we do know that all artists involved have ties to the Lawrence or Kansas City region.

Nominations sought for Phoenix Awards to honor outstanding Lawrence artists

The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Phoenix Awards.

Kansas City Connection: Taking a tour up North

In my relentless pursuit of new entertainment options in the Kansas City area, I recently discovered an entirely new city just across the river from downtown Kansas City, Mo. This little-known municipality, referred to by natives as “North Kansas City,” appears to be a self-sustaining community complete with movie theaters, restaurants, breweries and dentist offices.

Free State Festival looking for public feedback

The Lawrence Arts Center is looking for feedback from the public about this year's Free State Festival.

Patti LuPone's show at Lied Center rescheduled for April

A performance by Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone at the Lied Center has been moved to April because of a conflict with her TV filming schedule.

Free State Festival attendance nearly double that of last year; organizers looking forward to 2016

Attendance at last month’s Free State Festival came close to doubling that of the previous year, Lawrence Arts Center organizers said. The weeklong Free State Festival, which wrapped up Sunday, attracted more than 20,000 people to downtown Lawrence, according to estimates from the Arts Center.

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Upcoming St. John's Mexican Fiesta a family affair for volunteers

With the Free State Festival and Final Friday on the docket, this weekend should offer plenty of activities for those out on the town. But even with that extra competition, Frank Lemus says he’s not worried about attracting revelers to St. John’s Mexican Fiesta, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Kentucky St.

Several counties planning to sue state over improper distribution of funds

Periods of clouds are expected for your Monday. No precipitation is expected, however. Depsite just a bit of sunshine, temperatures will still be close to normal; around 71°F. Winds will turn to the south, but stay just light enough that ...

2015 Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Sights and sounds from the 2015 Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, held Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at South Park in downtown Lawrence. Music is by Billy Ebeling & The Late for Dinner Band.

Intergalactic Jedi Academy at the Lawrence Arts Center

Campers at the Lawrence Arts Center are introduced to all things "Star Wars" during the weeklong Intergalactic Jedi Academy. Campers created costumes, drew popular Star Wars characters, learned Jedi moves from dance instructors and built their own lightsabers made from pool noodles.

Sculpture workshop with Lincoln Fox

Lawrence resident Denise Detommaso talks about learning from professional sculptor Lincoln Fox, who came to Lawrence for a sculpture workshop at Art Emergency.

The Chair Show

Matt Jones, co-owner of Struct/Restruct talks about the concept behind The Chair Show, which he helped organize at Decade coffee shop in East Lawrence.

Young guerilla artists leave their marks downtown

First and second-graders participating in the Lawrence Arts Center's guerilla art camp displayed some of their temporary art along with a positive message Friday, March 20, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

Youths learn how to make short films for Free State Festival

A group of young filmmakers are creating short films with the help of Lawrence Arts Center Digital Media Director Marlo Angell. The films will be shown during at the Youth Outreach Showcase during the Free State Festival on June 26.

Van Go students create short film

Van Go student filmmakers create a short film for the Free State Festival along the banks of the Kansas River with the help of Lawrence Arts Center digital media director Marlo Angell.

At 93, sculptor Elden Tefft prepares for a show

Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft works in preparation for his upcoming show at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses.”

Visiting Artist Creates Balloon Installation

Chicago artist Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons.

Visiting Artist Creates Balloon Installation

Chicago artist, Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons