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Lawrence artists answer: What are you thankful for?

"What makes you thankful to be an artist in Lawrence?" In advance of this week's holiday, we posed that question to a handful of Lawrence artists working in a variety of disciplines, among them visual art, theater, music and film.

From hand games to quilling, upcoming week is chance for public to experience American Indian traditions

American Indian arts and traditions will be on display for the public throughout the upcoming week at Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell community members and visiting artists will give a series of presentations and workshops on traditions from hand games to quilling, planned in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.

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2015 Holiday Arts Preview

Whether you're dreaming of a white Christmas or lean more toward Scrooge, you'll easily find something to do in Lawrence this season.

Library to host one-day Artist Inc. program

Before Artist Inc. launches in Lawrence next spring, the Lawrence Public Library will host a shortened, one-day version of the program called “What Works with David Wayne Reed” next weekend.

Kansas again faces possible loss of all federal arts funding

The leader of a statewide advocacy group warned Tuesday that Kansas is likely to lose its federal arts dollars again early next year because the state isn’t providing enough funding for arts programs under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration.

Lawrence Arts Center announces dates for 2016 Free State Festival

The Lawrence Arts Center gathered enough funding to hold the Free State Festival, a weeklong summer arts event, in 2016, organizers announced Monday night.

Lawrence Day of the Dead celebration addresses prominent misconceptions

As part of a Day of the Dead celebration in Lawrence, organizers wanted to get beyond the skeleton figurines and colorful skulls that tend to represent the holiday. By Rochelle Valverde

The artistic achievements of the 2015 Phoenix Award winners

Now in their 20th year, the Phoenix Awards annually recognize outstanding artistic achievement in the Lawrence community, as chosen by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission.

East Ninth Project committee discusses truck route, possible 'recreational path'

The East Ninth Street Citizens Advisory Committee talked about different options Wednesday for how East Ninth Street, the proposed arts corridor, could be reconfigured.

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City Commission provides feedback on East Ninth Project; final design expected in February

The Lawrence City Commission talked about the pros and cons of narrower driving lanes and “intimate gathering areas” during a review Tuesday of the East Ninth Project concept plan. The meeting was the first opportunity commissioners had to provide feedback on the design for the project, which aims to integrate public art and improve the street and walkways along Ninth Street between Massachusetts and Delaware streets.

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 and 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