In his east Lawrence home, surrounded by various forms of artistic inspiration, including books, paintings and music, Lawrence resident Robert Baker enthusiastically talks about his involvement in the local arts.
Sandy Unruh is the administrative assistant at New York School and takes care of a bit of everything to keep the school running.
Community Connections Center volunteer Jane Budde is pictured with one of her students, Ava Frazier, a Lawrence High sophomore. Budde, a retired Lawrence teacher, helped establish a sewing program at the center and teaches not only students like Ava how to sew, but also other educators at the center.
Kim Nixon is the manager of the Impromptu Cafe, located on the third floor of the Kansas Union.
Duane Peterson sets chairs in place on the floor for exhibitor booths for the Arts and Crafts Festival at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Peterson is the Lawrence Parks and Recreation special events supervisor.
John Griffin is a book shelver at the Lawrence Public Library and is quite adept with the Dewey Decimal system for organizing books.
After moving to Lawrence in 2009, Dan Phelps took on the job of coordinator of the West Junior High garden. Last year, the garden supplied the school's cafeteria with more than 180 pounds of produce. This year, he is coordinating a bigger WJHS garden and a new one at Sunset Hill School.
Tom Boxberger takes recyclables from a baler at the recycling center on KU's West Campus. Boxberber has been working at the center for seven years.