July First Friday Art Walk

First FridayEvery First Friday of the month is an event that many communities across the nation celebrate.  In Lincoln's Art Community, it allows a chance for local art galleries and establishments to open their doors to the public and have open house events where the public can come and see what is new in the art world.  Here on the Lincoln Arts Council website, we offer a complete guide to all of open houses for Lincoln's First Friday Art Walk.  If you know of an event that is happening, that is not listed in our guide, please feel free to email "Events" at events@artscene.org and we will be sure to post it as soon as possible.

Support our local art scene and see what's new in the world of the arts!  Happy First Friday!

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9 Muses

9 Muses Facebook Page
Friday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 2713 N 48th Street

Jim Bunstock has been a professional photographer since 1975, with extensive photojournalistic experience and decades of fine art specialization. His focus in recent years has turned to Nebraska landscapes, agricultural documentation, Tribal Style Bellydance and event photography.

The Black Market-The Public

The Publics' Facebook Page
Friday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 1033 O St

Art Show featuring local artist.

Burkholder Project

Friday, July 6 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 719 P Street

MAIN GALLERY:  ‘Common Ground’ – Hand-built Ceramic Work by Sharon Ohmberger and Mixed Media Paintings Patricia Scarborough

OUTBACK GALLERY:  ‘Hart-glyphs’ – Mixed Media Work by Susan Hart

SKYLIGHT GALLERY:  ‘Changes’ – Mixed Media Work by Duane Adams

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:  Mixed Media Paintings by Alycia Tiemann Brady

Crescent Moon Coffee

Friday, July 6 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 140 North 8th Street, Suite 10

First Friday Artwalk with featured artists Meghan Orr and Dylan Tiley and local acoustic musician Andy Miller 8-10pm

Doc's Place

Friday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 140 North 8th Street

Doc’s Place Goes Robotic with July Exhibit: “All-American Robot
Drawing Super Fun Time Show”

Throughout July, Doc’s Place (140 North 8th Street) is home to an exhibition
of everyone’s favorite doodle subject: robots. An array of Lincoln artists put their
wildest automated inventions on paper for an art show that’s sure to reboot your
creative side.

Artists include:
Deb Lee Toth
Tony Toth
Neal Obermeyer
Matt Haney
Melanie Falk

The July show is part of the First Friday Art Walk on July 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Come for the robots. Stay for the drink specials.

Drift Station

Closed until September.
Location: 1746 N Street

Drift Station is taking a summer break to prepare for a massive, ultra-secret new project.  We will be closed July and August in preparation, but will return on September 7th.

September's exhibition also marks our last at our "N" Street location.  We have had a wonderful time rehabilitating and making use of this space, and are especially grateful to John Badami for his generosity in providing us the space at such a low cost for the last two years.  We are also appreciative of our visitors, participants, and supporters - both local and virtual.

As Drift Station sublimates into a new form, we will be releasing several projects in 2012/13, including a print version of the mailto exhibition (containing over 2500 pages of emails, as well as new essays commissioned for the project), and other virtual and popup projects.
We will be posting regular updates on Facebook as the next project unfolds, and please join us on the First Friday in September!

Duo Shoes

Friday, July 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 1309 O Street

Artwork on display by a local artist.

Gallery 9

Friday, July 6 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 124 South 9th Street

"The July Invitational"

New Work by Gallery Nine Artists and their Invited Guest Artists

Experience Gallery Nine's largest and most unique and eclectic show of the year! This is your opportunity to see new and exciting work by your favorite G9 Artists, and from a group of community artists selected by special invitation!

FREE Parking is available on First Friday openings directly west of the gallery.

The Grand Manse Gallery

Location: 129 N 10th Street

Great Plains Art Museum

June 1 through July 29
Location: 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place

Contemporary Indigeneity: The New Art of the Great Plains

A juried exhibition open to artists whose work expresses some element of North American Indigenous culture and has a contemporary or historical significance and placement within the Great Plains of North America.

Heart of Gold Jewelers

Friday, July 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2701 N 48th Street, Suite 1

Heart of Gold Jewelers presents new work by local artists in jewelry, pottery, woodcarving, glasswork, and photo prints.

Indigo Bridge Books

Friday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 701 P Street, Suite 102

Every First Friday, Indigo Bridge hosts fresh, new art and live music. Join us on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to our partnership with The 815 and Artists on the Edge. Each month the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

This month’s musical guest is To Be Announced.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Friday, July 6 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 1523 North 33rd Street, 33rd and Holdredge Streets

Quilt Museum FREE Admission 4:30-7 PM First Friday

Kiechel Fine Art

May 14 through July 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 5733 S 34th Street Suite 300

Artwork on display by:

Hal Holoun

LUX Center for the Arts

Friday, July 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2601 North 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents Two Shows Opening on Friday, July 6 from 5-8pm

“Finding Identity in Nebraska”

 “Finding Identity in Nebraska” features the work of Santiago Cal from Belize, Nancy Friedemann from Colombia, Victoria Goro-Rapoport from Russia, Francisco Souto from Venezuela, Jette Vogt from Denmark, and Ying Zhu from China.  These nationally and internationally known artists have relocated to Nebraska from all over the world.

 “Underboard” by Conner McKissack opens July 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through July 28.  McKissack, a former LUX Artist-in-Residence, made functional pottery for this show that is subtle and elegant in form and color.  He says his work “is rich in tradition with a contemporary esthetic.”

Modern Arts Midwest

Friday, July 6 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 800 P Street, 3rd Floor                     

Mo Java Café

Friday, July 6 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 2649 North 48th

Will have an art opening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mo Java Café presents the artwork of a local artist.

Noyes Gallery

Friday, July 6 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 119 South 9th Street 

Featured Artists for July 2012
Julie Craw
Stained Glass

Jo Brown

Rick Brown
Animal Photography

Focus Gallery for July 2012
Opening: Friday, July 6th
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Megan Moffett
Oil Paintings

Nicole Shulde
Mixed Media

Kye Halsted
Mosaics 2D/3D

Kris Gearhart

Hope McCulley

Bev Wobig

Jennifer Shilleto
Sculpture/Mixed Media

Porridge Papers

Friday, July 6 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 1422 South Street

Screen Ink.

Friday, July 6 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: 416 S. 11th Street

We've got almost 2 dozen bike themed poster designs which will all be screen printed, by hand, in limited print runs of 25 pieces, then signed and numbered by the artist.

Our friends at Nebraska Brewing Company will be here, ready and willing to fill your BIIKLOPS PINT GLASS with one of their many fine carbonated beverages! That's right, Biiklops pint glasses folks. Plan to pick one up with your poster purchase and stick around for a cold one.

If you get hungry, we've got the A la Carte food truck parking outside for your dining pleasure!

This year we're letting the good times spill into Saturday as well with a free screening of the classic Italian film "The Bicycle Thief" at the Ross Theater. Expect an invite to this event real soon. Preceding the film we will have a few speakers and some food and drinks available in the banquet room of the theater.

More to come. Tell your friends. Stay cool.

Sheldon Museum of Art

Friday, July 6 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 12th and R Streets

Join us for our July First Friday reception and view the "Turning Inside Out: Video Art by Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, and Jennifer Steinkamp" and "A Legacy of Giving: The Anna and Frank Hall Collection" exhibitions.

Tugboat Gallery 

Friday, July 6 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 116 North 14th Street

Artwork on display by:

Berly Brown, Thomas Swanson and Joseph McNally

WorkSpace Gallery

WorkSpace Gallery Website
Location: 440 N. 8th Street


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