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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…

2020 Youth Scholarship Arts Recipient: Lindsey Toot

2020 Youth Scholarship Arts Recipient: Lindsey Toot

The Lumberyard Arts Center enthusiastically announces LINDSEY TOOT as our 2020 Youth Scholarship Arts Recipient. Lindsey will receive a renewable $1,000 scholarship while she pursues a higher education degree in the arts. Lindsey will be attending the University of Kansas this fall, majoring in illustration/animation in KU’s School of Design. She also plans to minor in marketing and play in the KU Orchestra.  Congratulations, Lindsey! We know you’ll be flying far and are excited to watch you soar!  We are also proud of…

June 2, 2020: Lumberyard Arts Center Plans Limited Re-Opening

June 2, 2020: Lumberyard Arts Center Plans Limited Re-Opening

Hello, Friends! On March 19, disbelief set in while I hung signs on our doors closing the Lumberyard Arts Center. Feelings of sadness and loss were quickly intermingled with urgency to ensure fiscal sustainability and relevancy. Given our capacity–largely dependent on voluntarism–how could we provide meaningful arts engagement given this new reality? Embracing our core values of creativity and community, we launched “Face Masks for Baldwin City” to connect the arts with community need. To date, 50 community members volunteered to engage with the arts…

Elastic Mask Extenders for Your Face Mask!

Elastic Mask Extenders for Your Face Mask!

Lumberyard Arts Center volunteer extraordinaire, Janet Anderson-Story, created mask extenders! Mask extenders help alleviate stress on ears from the face mask elastic that is placed behind ears. It can also make possible the wearing of masks for those with hearing devices and/or can aid in “fitability.” Janet provided directions for you to make your own OR you can pick up the extenders she created at the Lumberyard Arts Center! Pick up your extender at the Lumberyard Arts Center, M-F, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm…

Color Baldwin City!

Color Baldwin City!

Thank you, Dr. Frank Perez, for developing a series of coloring pages to celebrate Baldwin City’s Sesquicentennial. It’s part of our “Creating art apART.” Read more about Frank and his inspiration for the project in the Lawerence Journal World.   You can color Baldwin City, choose from: The Lumberyard Arts Center The Baldwin City Library City Hill Baldwin City Fire Department Dr. Perez is also creating more to appear in the near future including Women’s Bridge!