Lied Center to host fundraiser to support performing arts access for schools

Sunday, February 1, 2015

On Feb. 16, the Lied Center and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host Expanding Performing Arts Access, a fundraising dinner to support free performing arts experiences for middle and high school students.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Lied Center stage, 1600 Stewart Drive. In exchange for a $50 donation and a $1.50 processing fee, guests will receive a dinner buffet catered by Maceli’s.

“We are proud to help support this exciting opportunity for students. Though it has been proven that the arts are a vital part of the learning experience, access to the arts is becoming more challenging in today’s environment,” said Adina Morse, executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation, in a news release.

Artists from the play “Walk the Tightrope,” which will be performed Feb. 16 and 17 for elementary school students at the Lied Center, will also join guests on stage.

Proceeds from Expanding Performing Arts Access will help increase programming for all Lawrence school district middle and high school students. Currently, the Lied Center provides free school-only performances for preschoolers through fifth-graders.

To attend the event, call 330-1941 or visit tinyurl.com/lsfdonation. The deadline to RSVP is Feb. 9.