Friday, May 31; 5-9pm
Various Downtown Locations
On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5-9PM, the streets of Downtown Lawrence and the Warehouse Arts District erupt. Storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages.
Final Fridays began in August of 2010. The Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses came together. They all saw the value of the arts in Lawrence, and that an opportunity existed to bring the arts to a wider public. The idea of a monthly free arts festival was agreed upon, and as a result Final Fridays was born.
Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, therefore Lawrence has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy.
Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire Opening Reception: Johanna Winters Endling
Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts A Dramatic Role in the New Deal: The Federal Theatre Project
Summit’s Steps 11 West 9th Tay Cambria Art
The Roost 920 Massachusetts Vintage Plants and Prints
Phoenix Gallery 825 Massachusetts stARTup Exhibition
Gould Evans 706 Massachusetts stARTup Exhibition: The World Is Too Small For Walls
Lucia 1016 Massachusetts Art + Music
Ondori Noodle 1008 Massachusetts Photographs of Jay Keim and Kyle Baston in association with The Lawrence Community Photo Studio
Essential Goods 933 Massachusetts Space Angel: Astronauts, Heroes and a Villain: Paul Punzo
CBD of Lawrence/LFK Art 843 Massachusetts Luke Paul Music
Love Garden Sounds 822 Massachusetts VanGo Photo
Z’s Divine Espresso 914 Massachusetts Art Opening: Flight