We love you Baldwin City: Our Building is Closed through May 15 but we’re planning ways to engage with you!

  While we miss you at the LAC, we’re thinking of ways to connect! Stay healthy and active! Explore your hometown:   1) “SPRING HAS SPRUNG”   2) Explore Baldwin City’s cultural heritage sites as part of Baldwin City’s Sesquicentennial.

I Love Baldwin City: Celebrating 150 Years

      2020 marks Baldwin City’s Sesquicentennial. That’s our 150th birthday and the Mayor’s Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee has planned a birthday bash on Saturday, September 19. Until that date, there’s a lot of cultural historical exploration you can do! Here’s to learning about Baldwin City: Read the overview of Baldwin City’s founding on the City’s website.  Explore your hometown’s historic sites!   John Baldwin’s Mill Site, 507 Indiana Street Take a walk of Baker University: Old Castle Museum, Palymra Post Office, Parmenter…

Spring Has Sprung Baldwin City

“Grab & Go” Lunch and Breakfast

Baldwin City School District (USD 348) has coordinated “Grab & Go” lunch & breakfast FREE to everyone ages 1-18 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18. See flyer for locations. The Lumberyard is the site distribution center for Friday. We also will be providing Backsnack bags for the weekend.  

We will be closed March 16 – March 30

  The Lumberyard Arts Center will follow the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s lead and close to the public for two weeks, beginning March 16 through March 30. We will reassess circumstances then and provide notice of further action. As a community organization, every person is important to us and informs the decisions we make. In the coming weeks, take care of yourself and your family and follow directions from our public health professionals.

Creating Engaging Spaces: Baldwin City History and Art Collide

Creating Engaging Spaces:  You’re Invited to Participate!  Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 pm, Baldwin City Library REGISTER HERE 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 are Becky Weaver, Christina Malicke, Kathy Bourgeois, Lisa Slavin and Meg Cundiff. Last Sunday, the…

In The Gallery: BHS/BJHS Art Show

Acrylic Painting

Register for Melinda Hipple’s Acrylic Painting class. Students will learn composition, color theory, and a variety of painting techniques as they work on individual projects of their choosing. Class is $60 plus supplies (listed below): canvas acrylic paint in the following colors (choose one from each row): true red, or crimson, or cadmium red  true blue, or ultramarine true yellow, or cadmium yellow white brushes 1” flat acrylic brush #6 round acrylic brush #6 or larger fan brush palette knife palette with a…

Youth Scholarship Art Auction

Join us February 7 for the Youth Scholarship Art Auction, formerly known as the Chocolate Auction. Each year, this event raises funds to support a graduating Baldwin High School senior who is pursuing a degree in art. Read about our most recent scholarship recipients, Megan Jardon (2019) and Jade Slavin (2018).  

Creating Engaging Spaces: Create – Play – Innovate

In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, downtown, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired. In turn, these creative locales foster entrepreneurs and cultural industries that generate jobs and income, spin off new products and services, and attract and…

The Lumberyard Arts Center in the News

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