Category: Lincoln Arts Festival

Call for Artists | 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival

2014 Lincoln Arts FestivalHard to believe we are already planning this fall’s Lincoln Arts Festival? It takes time and effort and we want to remind all artists that our May 12, 2014 deadline for a booth is fast approaching.

 

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Call for Artists | 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival

2014 Lincoln Arts FestivalThe Lincoln Arts Council is now accepting applications for participation in the 14th annual Lincoln Arts Festival to be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at SouthPointe Pavilions (2910 Pine Lake Road). This premier art event in Lincoln brings over one hundred artists from all over the country for a fun weekend of art sales and demonstrations. Great weather brought nearly ten thousand art lovers last year. We expect to grow this year with more great artists, memorable food and fabulous live music wrapped in a festival atmosphere that everyone enjoys.

 

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Call for Artists | 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival

2013 Lincoln Arts FestivalBeginning Friday, February 7th, the Lincoln Arts Council will be accepting applications for participation in the 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival that takes place on September 27th and 28th. This premier art event in Lincoln brings over one hundred artists from all over the country to SouthPointe Pavilions for a fun weekend of art sales and demonstrations. Great weather brought thousands of art lovers last year. We expect to grow this year with more great artists, memorable food and fabulous live music wrapped in a festival atmosphere that everyone enjoys.

Applications are now open for the 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival!  Please visit the festival application page at https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3305 to find out about our festival, and many other festivals all over the country. You will submit your application online on Zapplication. Photos and a $25 jury fee are required, with easy instructions right on Zapplication. Join us for a great weekend at a festival that many of our artists say is their favorite.  Contact melissa@artscene.org if you have any questions on applying.  We look forward to seeing you and your artwork at the 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival!

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Another Year, Another Beautiful Festival!

2013 Lincoln Arts FestivalThe thirteenth annual Lincoln Arts Festival is history, and it's easy to say that it was one of the best ever. To our delight, the $1 gate admission turned out to be more of an opportunity to greet everyone than a barrier to attendance. And world music in the entertainment tent was a definite hit. The sound of close harmony from the gospel choir warming up nearly brought the festival to a happy halt, and Klezmer music on a sunny morning was amazingly refreshing. Also new to the festival were noodle and shave ice vendors who refreshed us as well. Our Festival Patron Program was the largest and most fun ever, and the artists definitely noticed, with thanks from many. When you add in all the smiles from the crowd around the Children's Activities tent it's clear that all the fun surrounding the artists maintained the festival ambience we've come to love.

But it's the artists we're here for. And this year was a complete delight. Wind issues on set-up day, overnight rain and chilly weather on Saturday morning didn't even begin to dampen what was a steady stream of buyers. New artists this year brought oohs and ahs and took home the top three awards. Karen Gelbard's astonishing textiles took Best of Show, Eric Stearns's amazing ceramics were the Mayor's Choice and Cindy Chinn's beautiful, inventive and very topical paintings took Best of Nebraska. Most of the artists reported very strong sales which speaks very well for Lincoln as a good art market. It is wonderful to hear such good feedback from participating artists and those who come to look and buy art. It tells us that the Lincoln Arts Festival is right on track as a service to both sides of the art community. And to those who came out and had such a good time, thank you for helping to make the Lincoln Arts Festival the wonderful event it is.

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Thank You To All the Festival Volunteers!

Volunteers NeededWe want to sincerely thank each and every volunteer who donated his or her time to making the 13th annual Lincoln Arts Festival a huge success. Without dedicated volunteers, the Arts Festival could not exist. From set-up Friday morning to teardown Sunday night, every volunteer position has a vital role in making the festival run smoothly, and we are so proud to say that every volunteer accepted responsibility for their positions and performed their assigned tasks admirably. Every one of you took volunteering seriously - you showed up on time, followed directions, interacted positively with festival attendees and artists, and even enjoyed doing it! Thank you so much for donating your time to our cause and making our event a fun and fantastic weekend of art in Lincoln!

If you would like to be included in the contact list about future volunteer opportunities, including volunteering for the 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival, please email your contact information to our full-time AmeriCorps member Alma Cerretta at alma@artscene.org.

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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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