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

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

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

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…

Art on the Farm!

Join us for these FREE community arts experiences at area Baldwin City farms and natural spaces. Register here  

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Lumberyard Arts Center June Re-Opening Plan

Easels in the Park – Sullivan Square & Sunset

We’re moving art outside! Be inspired by downtown Baldwin City, our new park and enjoy the company of others while writing, drawing, painting, and sketching! Easels in the Park is FREE, but limited to 15 teens and adults. Register here.  

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

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…

The Lumberyard Arts Center in the News

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