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Walt Bailey in the Gallery! “There’s Always More…Keep Looking”

A new exhibit opened at the Lumberyard Arts Center, Tuesday, January 5 featuring personal photographs taken by Walt Bailey with the theme, “There’s Always More…Keep Looking.”  “The show is about learning,” explains Walt. A 1962 Baker University graduate and member of Baker’s faculty hall of fame, Walt explains that his foray into photography began because “students would ask me to explain a photographic quality or process. Since I was unprepared to fully answer these questions, it became clear that I would have to…

Light and Love

As we close out 2020, a year like none other from the COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest and natural disasters on a world-wide scale to local challenges of economic uncertainty, educating our children and keeping our spirits up, we offer our community an opportunity. The Lumberyard Arts Center invites everyone to come together in solidarity to release the peace and ignite your light. We are here for you, Baldwin City, and invite everyone to stop outside our building to share your message of hope,…

Gingerbread Kits to Go!

Gingerbread Kits to Go! This year, we’ve put a different twist on our annual “Gingerbread House Party.” Since we cannot host our gingerbread house making at the arts center, we’ve created gingerbread kits for you to pick up and complete at home. Thanks to sponsor Xtream powered by Mediacom, this year’s “Gingerbread House to Go!” is FREE! STEPS to Participation 1. Please complete the registration form to claim your kit. Registration opens Tuesday, November 20, 2020 2. Pick up your gingerbread kit on…

Gingerbread Kits to Go! The Back Story with our CGO – Chief Gingerbread Operator-, Arlena McLaren

WEEK I The Lumberyard Arts Center with generous sponsorship from Xtream powered by Mediacom is excited to offer Gingerbread Kits to Go to celebrate, create, play and innovate this holiday season from home! The program is possible only through the leadership and direction of Arlena McLaren. It was Arlena who initiated our Gingerbread House creation holiday program eight years ago. Each year, Arlena creates her own gingerbread house masterpiece. Last year she created a gingerbread Lumberyard Arts Center. This year’s Inspiration? Think Baldwin City…

Sullivan Square Mural Bench #5: Maple Leaf Festival

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 revealed by Team Becky Weaver with Vickie Weaver, Luke Weaver,…

Sullivan Square Mural Bench #4: Evolving Pathways

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 revealed by Team Becky Weaver with Vickie Weaver, Luke Weaver,…

October at the Arts Center: Start off by getting your Pumpkin Decorating Sheet!

   

Building Identity through Collaboration: The WeKan Do-alogue in Baldwin City!

Historic downtown Baldwin City was the showcase location for the Kansas Sampler Foundation Do-alogue on Wednesday, September 30. Visitors from other Kansas communities were able to experience our newest park development, Sullivan Square, named after Lucy Sweet Sullivan, Baldwin City’s first female mayor and the nation’s third female mayor. We shared our vision to “create-play -innovate” at the Lumberyard Arts Center and examined how the arts create “engaging spaces.” We also explored the Baldwin City Library’s “Signaling Progress” collaborative exhibit project. Lastly, visitors…

Upgrading Audiovisual at the Lumberyard Arts Center

Thanks to a Department of Commerce, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Strategic Investment Program grant, the Lumberyard Arts Center was able to implement its $13,980 audiovisual facility upgrade project. Cost included in-kind volunteer time for board member Chris Thomas to program and install the equipment. With Chris’s leadership and support by fellow board members, Jennifer Burkhead, Brian Cramer and Bryan Butell, the arts center’s main courtyard and classroom each have dedicated screens and projectors. Equipment purchases also included sound equipment, lights and computers.…

Holiday Cards at Lucy’s Corner – Thank you to Frank Perez, Kansas State Bank and KSK Products and Photography

 

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