The Lawrence Art Guild was formed by artists whose vision of creating a large art show, (known today as, Art in the Park), paved the way for the Lawrence Art Guild to become an community. Established in 1962, the Lawrence Art Guild is an avenue for both emerging and established artists to find exhibition and collaboration, as well as funding opportunities.
Celebrating the Arts has become an annual tradition in the Lawrence community. Fast-forward 50 years and the artists and patrons who share and reinforce the value of the Arts in Kansas continues to grow. With more than 1,000 artists living and working in Lawrence, the community continues to be a place where so many are drawn and devoted to the arts.
The artist fills space with an attitude. The attitude never comes from himself alone. (Willem de Kooning)
Today, the Lawrence Art Guild uses social media to digitize, share and archive the photos, mailings, scrapbooks, and notes saved by Art Guild officers & members throughout the years.