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June 2014 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.

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Reserve Now! GET SM’ART - 36th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

The 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards

Update 5/14/2014: Tickets Have Sold Out

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The Experience of Community Supported Art – What’s it Worth?

Crates lovingly packed with art for the first CSArt delivery 2013. Let us fill a box for you!Imagine… you arrive at the Lincoln Arts Council tent to pick up your first crate of CSArt. It is a pleasant evening and the street is humming with conversation and commerce as the Jazz in June crowd browses the booths in front of The Lied Center. Strains of music float on the breeze as you linger to talk with CSArtists who are on hand to enjoy with you surprise and delight at seeing your art shares for the first time. It’s like Christmas in June! Look… there’s more! Much like a farm CSA, your crate contains “bumper crop” items like event tickets or hand-made note cards. And you have two more opportunities to receive art hand-crafted just for you in the company of the artists involved and your fellow CSArt supporters.

By purchasing a share of CSArt stock, you have not only put nine Lincoln artists to work on this commission, you have put one of them “in residence” in classrooms at Lincoln High School working with students as they create the tenth piece of art in your deliveries. This exposes students to work with a professional artist and real-world experience in creating a commissioned piece of art.

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Give to Lincoln [Arts Council!] Day 2014

Give to Lincoln Day, May 29Give to Lincoln [Arts Council!] Day 2014

May 29 is Give to Lincoln Day and we invite you to put the Lincoln Arts Council on your list of Lincoln non-profits to support on that day. It is great to be part of the energy generated by a city-wide giving event.

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Latest Events

First Friday August: "Sayonara to Summer"

Say "sayonara" to summer with us! We'll have sushi-making demonstrations by a Dozo Sushi Grill Lounge chef during our First Friday reception on Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event and museum admission are free and open to the public.

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"The Need for Fertile Ground" by Casey Whittier

Casey Whittier, an installation and ceramic artist presents "The Need for Fertile Ground" at the LUX on Friday, August 6 from 5-8pm. Whittier casts natural objects, primarily flowers, in porcelain. These delicate ceramic objects are then installed onto the walls and other gallery surfaces. This show will be on view in our Folsom Gallery through Sept. 27. 

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Come see our August exhibits: up Aug 1 - 29th!

'Birds of Prey' - Paintings by Richard Markoff; and Metal Sculpture by Toney Redman

'Words Unspoken' - Paintings by Jude Martindale; and Oil Paintings on Birch Panels by Tim Frisch

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Summer Sing

Do you miss singing with your choir during the summer months? Do you long to be awakened from a summer of choral hibernation? Well, then, join Abendmusik for our annual series of community Summer Sings! There are no auditions or extensive commitments. Just come as you are at 7:30 on the evenings listed below and, within two hours, we will have shared in an energized rehearsal and an 'instant performance' of a great choral work. Music will be provided. Hospitality, refreshments, air-conditioning, and fun are all included-- FREE! No sign-up necessary. Just come ready to sing! Let Abendmusik cure your summertime choral blues!

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July Opening is JULY 11th.

  'Mindful Paintings of the Nebraska Landscape' - Oils and Pastels by Patricia Scarborough

'Flow' - Ceramic Work by Sharon Ohmberger

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Special Thanks

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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