Hello everyone,We wanted to let you know that we will be postponing our Hope Lawrence event until the spring.  We feel like the momentum is just now starting to build and if we can hold off until the spring we’ll have a much better event.  As it stands now there would only be a few of us there this weekend and we really want this to be a community event.  Let us know if you are interested in getting in on the planning and preparation for doing this event in the spring.  If you have any other questions about why we are postponing you can email Matt and  Thanks. 


Welcome to Hope Lawrence!

Hope Lawrence exists to give hope to those in need by connecting the arts community of Lawrence, KS to the plight of those ravished by the AIDS epidemic as well as other social concerns.  It is our belief that the arts can play an important role in bringing attention to problems that have been overlooked for far to long.  Everyone has something unique they can offer, and as artists we can lend our voice and talents in order to bring some relief to those who are suffering.

Our first Hope Lawrence event will take place on October 6th and 13th from 3:30-5:30pm in the basement of the Lawrence Community Center.  For two hours on these two Saturdays we will come together to paint, sculpt, and draw around the theme of Hope.  This will be a communinal creative experience where each person will work on their own piece but in a collective setting where we can get to know one another and see each others works in progress.  In addition to our individual pieces we will also have the opportunity to work on a collective mural.  The event will culminate on October 20 when we will hold an auction/street sale where we will sell the pieces in order to raise money for a charity addressing the issue of AIDS in Africa.  We will announce which charity here at this blog in the coming weeks.

Space will be limited so if you are interested in participating and sharing hope with those in need through your medium, please email us at and let us know so we can register you.  There is no cost to register, but you will need to provide your own supplies.

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