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About the Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center was originally the Fort Harrison Communications building and has now been repurposed into a creative space for visual artists and the local community. Our mission is to connect arts and community to inspire everyone every day, which is why Arts for Lawrence brings you this new community space with a public gallery and art classes, including ceramics and digital art. Let us know YOUR thoughts on the Visual Arts Center by taking a quick survey.

Want to teach an art class? Click here to tell us you’re interested. For more information check out our Teaching Artists FAQ or view our upcoming classes

Are you interested in showcasing your art in our upcoming gallery exhibition? See what our upcoming gallery themes and requirements are by clicking the circles below! Check out our Gallery FAQ for more details.

Upcoming Exhibitions

* Subject to change

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VAC Gallery Grand Opening

Our First Exhibition

Oct 15 - Nov 7, 2021

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Black Pride

Celebrating Black Pride

Feb 18 - Mar 6, 2022

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Students of Lawrence

K-12 Student Submissions

May 20 - June 5, 2022

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Poetry & Visual Arts

Ft. Poets Laureate

Aug 19 - Sept 4, 2022

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Artistree

Holiday Art Shop

Nov 19 - Dec 12, 2021

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Ft. Ben Show

The History of Fort Ben

Mar 18 - Apr 3, 2022

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Plein Air

Indiana Plein Air Painters

June 17 - July 3, 2022

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Latin Pride

Celebrating Latin Pride

Sept 16 - Oct 9, 2022

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TBD

Check back soon!

Jan 19 - Feb 12, 2022

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Ceramics

Ceramic Art Work

Apr 15 - May 8, 2022

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Photography

Landscape Photography

July 15 - Aug 7, 2022

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Committee Show

Our VAC Committee

Oct 21 - Nov 6, 2022

Join the Visual Arts Committee!

Art Gallery

Are you a local artists wanting to share your passion with the community? We're looking for visual artists who want to bring creativity and fun into our Visual Arts Center. Committee members get to work with other amazing artists in the community to help build a welcoming artistic environment for all to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a member of our VAC Committee, click the link below or email info@artsforlawrence.org for more details.