The Lawrence Art Guild is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity created to promote art awareness in Lawrence and surrounding areas. We support the creative growth of our members and area artists. Meetings are held on the third Monday evening of each month, 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.(no meetings in December, July and August) at locations announced ahead of time.
Some of the meetings will feature speakers on subjects of interest to members, such as photographing art work, the artist and taxes, business issues in art, as well as art slide presentations. Other meeting forums provide opportunities for members to bring their own work for critique and to view and discuss others' work. A social period follows each meeting. All meetings are open to the public.
Shows and Events
Throughout the year various shows and events are sponsored by the Guild which provide opportunities for artists to show and sell their work. Art in the Park is a juried show open to all, held on the first Sunday in May in South Park, with more than 100 local and regional artists selling their work. The event also features food vendors, children's activities and live music. The Holiday Art Fair, another screened event, is held the first Saturday of December at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire. This event features 40 to 50 artists, live music and an evening reception. The Lawrence Art Guild also schedules exhibits at the 1109 Gallery throughout the year including an All Members Show and at least one juried exhibition. All other 1109 Gallery exhibits are open to all artists.