Archive: 01/2012

Learning Through the Arts - Carrie Strope & Riley Elementary

Learning Through the Arts - Carrie Strope and Riley Elementary

On January 25, Carrie Strope began her artist-in-residency session at Riley Elementary. During this residency, the second- and third-grade students are learning about the basic history and process of glass fusing. The students are working together to create an abstract fused glass window installation. The installation will be a compilation of 4"x4" glass tiles that are designed and handcrafted by each student.

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Call for Artists | 2012 Lincoln Arts Festival

2012 Lincoln Arts FestivalAttention Lincoln Artists!  The Lincoln Arts Festival wants YOU!

In the last days of September, for one fine fall weekend out of the year, more than 100 artists come together in the capital city to show their art in a fun and festive atmosphere. Usually, one in three is a local or regional artist. This year, we think you might like to join us. We ordered up fine weather, great music and huge crowds. This year's Lincoln Arts Festival will be September 22 and 23.

Beginning Monday, February 6, visit for more information on our festival (and many others) and to get an application. If you've never sold in the festival setting before, apply for our Emerging Artist position. The submission window will be open for several months, but don't let the opportunity to have a great time sharing and selling your art pass you by.

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Thank You: Economic Impact Study Organizations

Economic Impact Study

We would like to extend our thanks to all the organizations who participated in our 2011 Economic Impact Study. Thanks to their contributions, we have gone far beyond our goals for the study, and are eagerly anticipating the study's results! We will keep you updated in the 2011 findings as soon as we receive them. Remember, the arts mean business in Lincoln! We are grateful for your support!

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Monday Night Big Band at Brewsky's Underground

Jazz is back! The Capital Jazz Society announces its ongoing series of events for the spring of 2012. The Monday Night Big Band performances feature a 17-piece big band, and the Wednesday evening Lincoln Jazz Series features an array of local and regional jazz artists.

All events are held at Brewsky's Food & Spirits Underground, 201 North 8th Street, Lincoln, NE, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students with valid ID, or $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in with the band (Mondays only). Food and full beverage service is available.

For more information please contact the business office of the Capital Jazz Society, 402-477-7899 or


Monday Night Big Band dates:

February 20 - Jeff Patton, director
March 5 - Dean Haist, director
April 2 - Brad Obbink, director
April 23 - Nebraska Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble
July 16 - Dean Haist, director

Lincoln Jazz Series (on Wednesdays):

March 7 - The Hightops
April 4 - Rod Scheps/Frank Basile Quintet
July 18 - Jim Williamson Trio

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February 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 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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In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.

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