Connecting arts & community to inspire everyone everyday.
We believe in the transformative power of the arts. In keeping with our mission statement, Arts for Lawrence (AFL) works to ensure that everyone has equal access to a full, vibrant creative life. We foster arts programming to reach underserved audiences, improve the local economy, and provide a sense of place for our diverse community members.
"Art is a powerful force that unfolds complex ideas, enriches lives, joins communities, and heals the world."
Art programs for everyone
the local economy
Art brings tourism dollars to the local economy. Businesses that directly benefit from our work include dining, lodging, transportation, childcare, and shopping, just to name a few.
Money can be a significant factor prohibiting people from accessing art programs. We proudly offer "art aid," or financial gifts, to our community members in need.
Changing lives through art
Aiysha Kouma, 25
I've always used art as a way to cope with the struggles of everyday life.
"Dealing with post-partum depression, I needed the arts so much more than normal. I'm so glad [Arts for Lawrence] exists in my community."
Zachery Hansen, 72
This was the first time I've ever
seen a live theatre performance.
"I'm on a fixed income and don’t have the extra money to splurge on art experiences. [Arts for Lawrence] made my experience even more exciting. I especially loved seeing all the children in the play."