November First Friday Artwalk

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 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, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 2713 N 48th Street

We kick off Tribal Riot with our monthly First Friday celebration. The studio will be open to the public and we will have open dancing during the evening.

The Black Market-The Public

The Black Markets' Facebook Page
The Publics' Facebook Page
Friday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 1033 O St

Art Show featuring local artist.

Burkholder Project
Friday, November 2 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 719 P Street

MAIN GALLERY:  ‘In My Life’  – Mixed Media Paintings/Collages by Linda Benton

‘Rouge’ – Paintings by Sandra Acosta and
‘Possibilities Within Our Universe’ – Sculptures by Albert Rhea

‘duality’ – A Multiple Exposure Experiment by Josh Fiedler and Luis Peon Casanova

‘Shadows and Reflections’ - Paintings by Katrina Swanson

Crescent Moon Coffee
Friday, November 2 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 140 North 8th Street, Suite 10

Acoustic folk and blues with The Dirty Low Dogs 8-10pm

Doc's Place
Location: 140 North 8th Street

Drift Station
Location: 1746 N Street

Drift Station will be "drifting" for the next several months and will primarily exist virtually.  We have lots of online and offline projects in the works, including a print edition of the mailto: exhibition catalog.  Please subscribe to our Facebook page to receive information on upcoming events.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our work over the last two years.

Duo Shoes
Friday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 1309 O Street

"Re: eyedration"
Zach Blume

Gallery 9
Friday, November 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 124 South 9th Street

"Pitch Black"
WIllie Sapp and Sandra Steen

 In November, Gallery 9 will feature new pottery by Willie Sapp and paintings by Sandra Steen. The show will hang October 31-December 2, 2012. OPENING RECEPTION Friday, November 2 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Grand Manse Gallery

Grand Manse Gallery Facebook
Friday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 129 N 10th Street

Artwork on display by local artists.

Great Plains Art Museum
Location: 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place

Westward Bound: Big Color
Landscape photographs by Michael Farrell

Heart of Gold Jewelers
Friday, November 2 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, November 2 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, November 2 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 1523 North 33rd Street, 33rd and Holdredge Streets

SAQA Showcase: Studio Art Quilt Associates Invitational 8/3/12 - 2/24/13
What's In A Name? Inscribed Quilts 1/13/12 - 12/3/12
World War II Quilts from the Sue Reich Collection 8/7/12 - 2/10/13
Indigo Gives America the Blues 9/7/2012 - 6/2/2013

Kiechel Fine Art
October 19 through November 23
Location: 5733 S 34th Street Suite 300

Francisco Souto:
Ecos De La Memoria

LUX Center for the Arts
Friday, November 2 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2601 North 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Bread and Butter (memorial to a missing guest)” by LUX Artist-in-Residence, Nora Rolf.  This show opens November 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through December 1.   Rolf created 'Bread and Butter,'an interactive arrangement of humble landmarks. The landmarks in this installation are small sculptures made of plaster and bread that have been both individually formed and cast in multiples; they are representative of inherited conventions, current notions, and newly formed inclinations. 'Bread and Butter' serves as a platform and a sister piece to the installation 'Memorial to a Missing Guest'. Guests of the LUX are invited to gently handle the smaller installation pieces, and to consider the relationships that are present in the installation, both subtle and overarching.

Modern Arts Midwest
Friday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 800 P Street, 3rd Floor

"A Tembered View"
Edwin Carter Weitz

Also showing selected works by:
Byron Anway
Janet Eskridge
Jennifer Homan
Matt Rezac
Richard Terrell
Watie White

Mo Java Café

Friday, November 2 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.

Nu Vibe

Friday, November 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 126 N 14th Street

Nu Vibe, downtown location, will be using its second level for featured artists, emerging artists and non-profit collaborations.

Noyes Gallery
Friday, November 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 119 South 9th Street

Focus Gallery Exhibit for November
Kevin Baker – Wood Sculptures and Paintings

Tim Zook – Poetry

David Dorsey – Acrylics

Linda Stephen – Origami Paintings and Earrings

Franny Upp – Mixed Media

Betty Sheldon – Oils

Gina Brandenburger – Fiber Art

Roy Stoner – Found Metal Sculptures

Joe Hernandez – Metal Sculptures

Bennet Martin & Kevin Page– Creative Food Art  “Chefs on the Run”

Featured Artists:
Karen Bowling - Digital Photography

Janna Harsch - Painting

Mike Fluent - Metal Sculptures

About the Noyes Art Gallery: Established in 1992, the Noyes Art Gallery is located in the heart of the downtown Lincoln art district.  All artwork is original and for sale.  Sixty member artists are represented in this professional and friendly cooperative gallery.  Each month, a new exhibit is unveiled at the First Friday night opening, where the public is invited to meet the artists.

Artwork includes: Cooperative art installations, contemporary and traditional art of all kinds and styles, exterior sculptures, portraits, murals, furniture, folk art, blown glass, wood carvings, photography, bronze sculptures, silver and beaded jewelry, metal reliefs, paper art, watercolors, acrylics, collages, oil paintings, pottery, stained glass, and other made-to-order, one-of-a-kind art.

Porridge Papers
Location: 1422 South Street

Keep posted til after the winter season.

Rotunda Gallery

Teaching ARTists
Friday, November 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 14th and R, UNL City Union

Teaching ARTists
“What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire.” -Ovid

The K-12 Art Practicum students in Jean Detlefesen’s course, Curriculum Principles in Secondary Art, are proud to present an exhibition titled, “Teaching ARTists”.  The exhibition will run October 29 to November 10, 2012 in the Rotunda Gallery in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Union. Artists will be present for a First Friday reception on November 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The practicum students that will be exhibiting their artwork are currently working towards completing teaching endorsements in K-12 Art Education.  As part of their coursework, students have been asked to present a series of pieces of artwork that represent themselves as artists and as teachers.

Participating Artists: Christina Dickhaut, Lucy Myrtue, Michelle Clifford, Sarah Linn, Heather Campbell, Marisa Esch, Sarah Becker, Bailey Kinney, Mollie Magnuson, David Brawner, Kelli Dornbos, Olivia Leblanc, Alexander Kolbo, Blair Bauer, Megan Brudney, Anna Minnick

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our future art educators.  Refreshments will be provided.

The Rotunda Gallery is located in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Union at 14th & R Street and is open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Screen Ink.
Friday, November 2 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 416 S. 11th Street

We're raising funds for our friends at The Cat House with a collection of cat themed art! That's right, anything and everything cat related. We've got pictures, crafts, paintings, illustrations, toys, cat drugs and more!

Expect to be wowed and amazed by a variety of artwork created by a plethora of talented and generous artists from both Lincoln and Omaha.

Your artwork purchases will help support Lincoln's only NO KILL CAT SHELTER! Donations also welcome. It's a good thing.

Light food items and beverages will be available for the early birds. If you show up late, there's no debate. While you procrastinate, the food done got ate. Grammar lessons at 10pm.

Sheldon Museum of Art
Friday, November 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 12th and R Streets

Join us for our November First Friday reception, the close of the Día de los Muertos silent auction, and to view the exhibitions Five Decades of Collecting, The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction, and Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas."

Tugboat Gallery
Friday, November 2 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 116 North 14th Street, second story above Gomez Art Supply

WorkSpace Gallery

WorkSpace Gallery Website
Friday, November 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 440 N. 8th Street

"Secondary Nature"
Martina Shenal

Gallery talk with the artist at 7:00

Join us as we welcome renowned watercolor artist William Holland. William is traveling from the big O (that's Omaha) to hang out with us capital city folk for a night of conversation, imbibing and, of course, art appreciation.

Mr. Holland seems to be quite prolific in his approach to watercolor painting. His use of color is vibrant. His line work is at times highly structured and at times playfully abstract. His final product(s), in our humble opinion, are simply stunning.

However, don't just take our wo
rd for it. Come on down during the First Friday art walk and see for yourself!

William has big plans for our little print studio on Friday evening so be prepared to purchase some of his work on a t-shirt of your choosing, printed LIVE while you wait, watch, drink, point, and giggle.

Refreshments provided by a local brewery of our choosing.

We'll see you on the art walk folks.


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