Art + Culture + Crossings public art program happening this June

The City of Lawrence, working in collaboration with several community partners, is excited to reveal the schedule for the Art + Culture + Crossings program. This is a collaborative art program made possible by a Reimagined Spaces grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Residents can experience the offerings of Art + Culture + Crossings this June, with a majority of events happening during the June Final Friday on Friday, June 24. The following artworks are included in the program this year:

  • Curated Kansas, a combination art show and video installation, by Misti Boland and Jeremy Osbern
  • Bang, a historical play (monologue), by Dan Born
  • Mobile Art Supply Cart by Kāli Deno
  • ‘We’ll have a gay old time!’: Marrying drag & music in Lawrence, KS, photography exhibit + drag performance, by Fally Afani

More information on each artwork and a schedule of events is available on the eXplore Lawrence website: explorelawrence.com/events/artculturecrossings.

Art + Culture + Crossings will build upon the successes of past programming and serve in the City’s development of a “new-genre art in public places” initiative inspired by pandemic recovery and expanding cultural equity. Alicia Kelly serves as the Art + Culture + Crossings program coordinator and has been working with the artists to determine art installations and temporary locations in the community.

The program would not be possible without the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission or our community partners, including eXplore Lawrence; Downtown Lawrence, Inc.; Spencer Museum of Art; Lawrence Arts Center; The Chamber; Theatre Lawrence; and Watkins Museum.

For more information on Art + Culture + Crossings, you can follow them (@art_culture_crossings) or the City of Lawrence (@cityoflawrenceks) on Instagram.

Contact: Alicia Kelly, Art + Culture + Crossings project coordinator, aliciakcrossings@gmail.com
Porter Arneill, Director of Communications and Creative Resources, parneill@lawrenceks.org