Lawrence Arts Center - Lawrence, Kansas The Lawrence Arts Center is a regional center for visual and performing arts, contemporary exhibitions, film, and lectures. These programs are complemented by fully developed curricula in ballet and modern dance, theater performance, and visual arts. The Arts Center employs over 120 teaching artists whose courses observe national standards in visual and performing arts. Home to an Arts Based Preschool & Kindergarten, a model STEAM education program, career and college prep programs and professional development for teachers and artists, over 10,000 students take courses annually, houses 2 full time artists in residence and is visited by over 200,000 visitors each year. Ornaments were created by the students in the Arts Based Preschool and Kindergarten, STEAM students, and the current artists in residence.