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…

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!

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!        

Face Masks for Baldwin City: The Basics

On April 3rd, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmissions.”Get more facts on cloth face coverings from the CDC. Due to this recommendation and inspiration by our community “sewists” who have stepped up to create & innovate, we invite you to join and build our mask production network. We are initially creating our network…

Face Masks For Baldwin City: The Back Story and Building Capacity

In late March, Mendy Gilliland’s Facebook post of her and her family’s face mask making served as an inspiration. As the Board and I reflected on how the Lumberyard Arts Center could fill a need in the Baldwin City community during this public health care crisis, an idea materialized. Due to COVID-19, our building is a quiet vacancy. Could we serve as a mask making facility– a place to create and innovate face masks? At first, the idea was to create sewing stations…

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

The Lumberyard Arts Center in the News

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