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Lawrence Arts Lawrence is proud of its artists, arts institutions, galleries, and alternative art spaces. During the 1990s, Lawrence ranked 12th in percentage of artists in the workforce, according to the National Endowment for the arts; ranked number 15 in John Villani's The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America and was identified as one of the most enlightened communities in the country in the April 1997 issue of the Utne Reader.

Lawrence offers a multitude of art galleries. First Friday Gallery Walks are a celebration of the arts in Lawrence. From 6 pm to 9pm on select Fridays throughout the year, participating galleries and arts centers stay open to the public, featuring special exhibits, demonstrations and other festivities. Take advantage of this opportunity to see the arts alive in Lawrence!


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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Douglas County Courthouse

The Douglas County Courthouse was built of native limestone in 1904. It was saved from demolition in the 1960s when a modern courthouse was built, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently in use by the county.

Lawrence, KS Historic Courthouses

Eagle Bend Golf Course

Eagle Bend is the first golf course owned and operated by the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. The City received the land by leasing 1,500

Lawrence, KS Golf Courses

Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum

The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum has a small but rich collection of local memorabilia including exhibits on the original African-American settlements in the area, the "Border Wars" and the Underground Railroad that passed through the area.

Lawrence, KS Museums

Eldridge Hotel

Pro-slavery attacks burned the Eldridge Hotel to the ground twice during the years of "Bleeding Kansas." In the 1863 raid on Lawrence, Kansas, the first goal of Quantrill'

Lawrence, KS Historic Hotels

Watkins Community Museum of History

The Watkins Museum anchors the south end of downtown on Massachusetts Street. The three-story red brick building houses exhibits and artifacts of the area's history, including a display on the history of basketball. Current exhibits include "Early Settlement," which details Lawrence as an 1850'

Lawrence, KS Museums

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