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Sullivan Square Mural Bench #3: Lumberyard Arts Center through Time

Sullivan Square Mural Bench #3: Lumberyard Arts Center through Time

Engaging Spaces: Baldwin City Mural Bench Program for Sullivan Square As part of Baldwin City’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Lumberyard Arts Center, Baldwin City Library and the City of Baldwin City partnered to produce a free community arts class funded by the Douglas County Community Foundation. Working with a lead artist, class participants will design and create five historically-themed benches. The lead artists included Becky Weaver, Christina Malicke, Kathy Bourgeois, Lisa Slavin and Meg Cundiff. On Saturday, August 8, 2020, our first mural bench was…

The Creation of Lucy’s Corner – An Arts Boutique

The Creation of Lucy’s Corner – An Arts Boutique

The development of Lucy’s Corner was part of the Lumberyard Arts Center’s strategic goals to develop the facility more fully to serve our mission. Specifically, the new local arts boutique complements our mission in many ways, including: Supporting artists through a retail outlet that promotes artist visibility and is of economic benefit to them and Baldwin City. Providing a venue of local art for purchase by the LAC visitor. Creating a revenue stream to support the projects and activities of the LAC. Providing workplace…

Sullivan Square Mural Bench #2 – Ecotones: Stability Through Change

Sullivan Square Mural Bench #2 – Ecotones: Stability Through Change

Engaging Spaces: Baldwin City Mural Bench Program for Sullivan Square As part of Baldwin City’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Lumberyard Arts Center, Baldwin City Library and the City of Baldwin City partnered to produce a free community arts class funded by the Douglas County Community Foundation. Working with a lead artist, class participants will design and create five historically-themed benches. The lead artists included Becky Weaver, Christina Malicke, Kathy Bourgeois, Lisa Slavin and Meg Cundiff. On Saturday, August 8, 2020, our first mural bench was…

Baldwin City Celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial: Lucy Sweet Sullivan Mural Bench

Baldwin City Celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial: Lucy Sweet Sullivan Mural Bench

Engaging Spaces: Baldwin City Mural Bench Program for Sullivan Square As part of Baldwin City’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Lumberyard Arts Center, Baldwin City Library and the City of Baldwin City partnered to produce a free community arts class funded by the Douglas County Community Foundation. Working with a lead artist, class participants will design and create five historically-themed benches. The lead artists included Becky Weaver, Christina Malicke, Kathy Bourgeois, Lisa Slavin and Meg Cundiff. On Saturday, August 8, 2020, our first mural bench was…

Baldwin City Celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial

Baldwin City Celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial

2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission worked with the U.S. Congress to designate August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month! Engage in Baldwin City events and Douglas County events.Check out your Baldwin City library, The Nook and the Watkins Museum of History for more information and for an overview, click on out these sites: Kansas-  Women’s Suffrage Centennial Official Kansas Suffrage Celebration Women’s Suffrage Centennial: The Senate and Women’s Fight for…

Lumberyard Arts Center Commemorative T-Shirt: Celebrating Ten Years with Creative Arts Workforce Development

Lumberyard Arts Center Commemorative T-Shirt: Celebrating Ten Years with Creative Arts Workforce Development

This year, the Lumberyard Arts Center celebrates ten years of public engagement with the arts in Baldwin City. To mark the occasion, the board of directors decided to produce commemorative t-shirts. During discussion of t-shirt design, Becky Weaver, board member and arts faculty USD 348, mentioned she was teaching a printmaking course in the Spring 2020. Who better to design our shirts than Baldwin City students?The students included: Alaina Flory, Baily Armbrister, Jazmine-Rose Rupert and, Stephanie Lundry. Furthermore, we enlisted local business, Great Plains Promotions  and founder/owner, Dana Mullis, to provide the students an opportunity to learn…

Baldwin City Flag Project

Baldwin City Flag Project

The City of Baldwin City has launched an initiative inviting YOU to design our Baldwin City FLAG! Learn more about: June 14 is FLAG DAY! ‘…in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day. As you celebrate the anniversary of the Stars and Stripes, here are some fast facts about “Old Glory.” ‘ City Flag Examples The study of flags is termed is vexillology. The North American Vexillological Association, the largest organization of…