Since it was started in 1962, the Lawrence Art Guild (LAG) has been a place for local artists to find inspiration, make connections, and show off their work.
The nonprofit organization might be best known for the annual events it hosts, including Art in the Park and its All Members Show. Since 1990, the All Members Shows have provided broader exposure and invited more community support for LAG’s members.
“This is an exciting year for the Art Guild, as we continue with our mission to provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their work,” says Laurie Culling, past president of LAG and co-founding member of Phoenix Gallery.
The organization is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with an All Members Show that celebrates the diversity of its more than 200 members. The show, being held at Cider Gallery through the end of January, displays diverse works ranging from textiles to paintings and beyond.
“I love the support in this community,” says Maria Martin, president of LAG. “And there’s so much diversity in our group, which runs from the ages of our members to all mediums of art. People experiment with so many different types of work, and I hope everyone gets to see it.”
LAG is also inviting the community to attend its upcoming Holiday Art Fair, being held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11 at Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.
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Jordan Winter (she/her), a contributor to The Lawrence Times, is a 2019 KU grad with degrees in journalism and political science.