LUX Free Community Arts Afternoon August 1, 1pm-4pm

Lux Center for the ArtsLUX Center for the Arts will host Free Community Arts Afternoon, Sunday, August 1 from 1-4 p.m.   This event is free and open to the public.

Community Arts Afternoon features hands-on art projects for children and adults, pottery demonstrations, outdoor mural painting, face painting by Lincoln Children’s Museum, and live music by Academy of Rock. Visitors are invited to bring a t-shirt or purchase one for $5 at the event to participate in a tie-dying activity.  Volunteers from the Girl Scouts will assist participants with button making and a local henna artist will “tattoo” visitors.

Ceramic bowls made by LUX Center students, hot dogs, and snow cones will be sold to raise money to support LUX Center for the Arts’ scholarship program for low-income youth.

 “This is always a fun afternoon for the whole family,” says Natalie Nelson, LUX Education Director, “we are happy to have so many community collaborators which makes it a true community-wide celebration.”  This event is made possible by the support of the Nebraska Arts Council, Community Services Fund, Lincoln Arts Council, and Prairie Fire Newspaper, Heartland Pantry, and Ayars and Ayars

LUX Center for the Arts is free and open to the public. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  First Friday of each month, 11a.m. to 8 p.m.  Free parking is always available on the west side of the building located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th Street.

The mission of LUX Center for the Arts is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through the visual arts by providing exceptional learning opportunities in contemporary art, craft, and design. These opportunities, honoring the legacy of arts educator Gladys M. Lux, include art classes, residence programs, gallery exhibitions, and community outreach.

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of LUX Center for the Arts through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, at www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org.

Date:
Sunday Aug 01, 2010 | 08:00 pm
Location: 2601 N 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504
Cost: free
Contact: Phone: 402.266.8692
Email: carlos@luxcenter.org
Website: http://www.luxcenter.org

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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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