Lawrence Art Guild to hold 'emergency meeting' Thursday; election of temporary officers planned

The Lawrence Art Guild will hold a public “emergency meeting” Thursday evening at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., to review “irregularities” within the nonprofit known for long-running events such as the annual Art in the Park and Holiday Art Fair.

Despite recent updates to the Lawrence Art Guild website and Facebook page announcing its supposed closure, former president and current guild member Linda Baranski said Monday that the 54-year-old Lawrence organization is still active and has no plans to shut down.

A new Facebook page, titled Lawrence Art Guild Association, has since been created, she said.

During Thursday’s meeting, slated for 6:30 p.m. in room C of the library’s lower level, a group of former guild officers will receive comments from the public and will conduct a membership vote for a temporary slate of officers to run guild business.

Baranski declined to discuss details of the “irregularities,” but said she hopes Thursday’s meeting will help to “rebuild the guild and get things straightened out.”

Amanda Monaghan, current president of the Lawrence Art Guild, had not returned calls to the Journal-World as of press time Monday.


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