The Burkholder Project

Outstanding Arts Organization

Recognizes an arts group that has made significant contributions to Lincoln’s arts community over a period of years.




About The Burkholder Project

By resurrecting an old run-down building in 1987, Anne inspired other artists and entrepreneurs and helped transform the Historic Haymarket into the vibrant area it is today.

Thirty-one years later, the Burkholder Project houses 27 studios, four gallery spaces, and four residential apartments.  Nearly 70 regional artists are represented and First Friday Gallery Walks are well-attended year round. As visitors browse through the studios, they see finished works but also works of art in progress – a unique experience for most.

Recently, Anne received a ‘City Center Award’ for her contribution to the Gallery Alley Pedestrian Walkway; the art-filled, brightly lit, alley between the Burkholder Project and the Creamery Building.  In addition, the spectacular lighting won an ‘Award of Merit’ in a national design competition for outdoor lighting. Other awards over the years have included being named ‘Best Gallery in NE’ by American Art Awards in both 2012 and 2013, a ‘Downtown Visionary Award’ for Anne in 2011, a ‘Downtown Impact Award in Residential Development’ in 2002, and a ‘Downtown Lincoln Association Builder Award’ in 1988.


Sponsored by Downtown Lincoln Association

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