LUX Center for the Arts: Events

"Reconfigure" an interactive workshop by artist Casey Whittier at LUX Center for the Arts

Whittier’s goal for the workshop is to involve the public actively with her art—to create a work in clay that has been formed by the community.

"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.


LUX Center for the Arts presents "Fracture" by LUX Artist-in-Residence Bri Murphy

Community Arts Afternoon

Sunday, June 1, 2014 1:00pm – 4:00pm LUX Center for the Arts 2601 N. 48th Street Community Arts Afternoon is a free, family-friendly event. This year we invite you to celebrate our building’s 100th birthday with LUXilicious ice cream creat

Greater Nebraska

Greater Nebraska is a 2 month long exhibition being curated by artist Craig Roper and Lincoln Journal-Star writer L. Kent Wolgamott

LUX High Tea Celebration

LUX Center for the Arts is celebrating the 100th birthday of its building throughout 2014. The High Tea Celebration will feature highlights of our history as well as our future. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary food and beverages w

Art Exhibition - “Mug Shots: 6th Annual Juried Cup Show”

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Mug Shots: 6th Annual Juried Cup Show,” featuring the selections of juror Ted Adler, associate professor of art and area head of ceramics media at Wichita State University. Adler is known for his contributions

Calling All Artists for Outside the LUX BOX

Outside the LUX Box was the brainchild of Jereme Hill of Local Hero Design, with support from Play Creative, Screen Ink., and Porridge Papers.

Looking for art teachers

We are looking for qualified art teachers to teach classes to youth and adults.

Finding Identity in Nebraska and Underboard

Two great shows!

Free Community Arts Afternoon - June 10 - 1-4pm

Bring your friends and family for live music by Chris Sayre, hands-on art projects for children and adults, pottery demonstrations, outdoor mural painting, face painting, henna "tattooing", and marbled paper making. Bring a t-shirt or purchase

Arrangement by Naomi Mostkoff

LUX Artist-in-Residence, Naomi Mostkoff uses the theme âarrangementâ as inspiration for the body of work created during her residency.

LUX First Friday - Women's Work: Seven Studio Potters

LUX Center for the Arts presents Women's Work: Seven Studio Potters.

YPG Open House

LUX Center for the Arts hosts "YPG Adult Open House" on Thursday April 5 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. Join LUX Center for the Arts and Lincoln's Young Professionals Group (YPG) for an evening of conversation, art demonstrations, and merriment.

Free Portfolio Prep Workshop

This workshop will try to answer some of the common questions regarding what an art portfolio is including; the different types for different artists; what to include; should it be digital or print; and how to shape your profile as an artist.

LUXurious: A Jewelry Trunk Show - One Night Only

Spend time with regional jewelry artists, try on spectacular jewelry, and treat yourself to a LUXurious evening.

Opening Reception - Women's Work: Seven Studio Potters

This exhibition showcases functional pottery made by some of the best-known female potters in the country. All of their work is made from stoneware or porcelain and explores a variety of forms and surfaces.

Opening Reception - National Juried Cup Exhibition

Gail Kendall juries LUX Center for the Arts's fourth annual National Juried Cup Exhibition.

Opening Reception - Symbiosis

Participating artists are Wendy Weiss and Jay Kreimer; Therman Statom and Jette Vogt; Jesse Ross and Tracy Shell; Dana Fritz and Larry Gawel; Paula Day and Keith Jacobshagen; Dennis Wattier and Deborah Murphy; Sydney Lynch and Craig Roper; Eddie Dominguez

Opening Reception - In the Woodland Shade

Artist and illustrator Nicole Gustafsson has fond memories of playing in the park as a child. Those outdoor adventures helped develop her love of nature and inspired her to create these intimate paintings of enchanted forests filled with lively woodland

Opening Reception - Rock, Paper, Scissors

This show features a range of styles and techniques by nine artists who use clay, metals, or paper to create wall pieces inspired by abstraction and minimalism. Participating artists are Joe Bussell, Lisa Lockman, Kenneth Morgan, Larry Pelter, and Amy Sc


Reclaimed features artists who scavenge and collect everyday items to create stunning pieces giving new life and meaning to plastic zip ties, broken glass bottles, pencils, strips of used fabric, and other recycled materials. Two and three-dimensional wo


Thirty years ago, well-known potters Silvie Granatelli, David Crane, Rick Hensely, and Donna Polseno helped create the 16 Hands Pottery Tour with four other artists in Floyd, Virginia. They also mentored emerging artists by offering apprenticeships. Thi

New Work by Susan Dewsnap

Local potter, Susan Dewsnap invites people to pick up her pieces and explore the relationships between interior, exterior, and surface. She is interested in the dynamics of how surface and form can be intimately connected and says that the subtleties of

Opening Reception

LUX Artist-in-Residence, Trudie Teijink investigates the emotion of desire in her newest body of work. Her exploration ranges from investigating consumer desirable objects to addressing the longing for a more pure and long-term fulfillment in life. She

Light Play

Private Property

Nebraska artist Patricia Scarborough uses oil pastels and paint to create expressive renditions of local Midwestern scenes. She says she finds great pleasure in chronicling âthe landscape found between the interstates and highways; those quiet fi

Susan Stark's "Garden" Ceramic Art Show

LUX Center for the Arts' Artist-In-Residence, Susan Stark makes functional pottery that she intends for daily use. Her work incorporates altered terra cotta forms decorated with exposed raw clay, soft floral patterns, and shiny glazes to make them.

Gifts from the Heart Gift Fair Nov 5 - Dec 23

Choose the perfect gift from our wide selection of original and unique works. This year, we are featuring more than 75 artists and craftspeople. With our wide selection of high quality and affordably priced artwork, there is sure to be something for nea

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

Community Arts Afternoon features hands-on art projects for children and adults, pottery demonstrations, outdoor mural painting, face painting by Lincoln Childrenâ�ïÂ&iques

Oil Painting Class at the LUX

Bernadette Curran's "Secrets from the Stockyard" Show and Opening

"Secrets from the Stockyard" Pennsylvania artist, Bernadette Curran creates a cast of quirky rodents and barnyard animals for an exhibition she calls sweet and sentimental while also representing a sense of humility and heroism.

Natasha Overholtzer's "A Mortal Dream" Jewelry Shadowbox Show and Opening

"A Mortal Dream" Natasha Overholtzer draws inspiration for her work from A Midsummer Nights Dream. She creates playful interpretations by installing small groups of her elegant jewelry in shadowboxes that represent each of the fairies

Xia Gao's "Unsettled" Textile Art Show and Opening

"Unsettled" Acclaimed textiles artist, Xia Gao, uses fabric, screen-printing, and light to tell her story of relocation and adaptation to Nebraska from her native country, China. Gao screen-prints images of corn husks onto large pieces of per

Intro to Encaustics with Margaret Berry

Encaustics Intro Learn the secrets of the ancient art of painting with hot wax and experience the versatility of encaustics! Brush, scrape, layer, pour, model and mould translucent and pigmented waxes to create dimensional paintings on wood panel. A fun

Show Poster Poster Show (July 2-August 28)

View handmade band promotional posters in this exhibition curated by Hastings College professor, Turner McGehee and local artist, Bennett Holzworth. Poster artists used the age-old letterpress technique to create these works of pop art. Limited editions o

First Friday @ LUX - July 2, 5-8 pm

The LUX Center for the Arts will be showing two new exhibitions during July's First Friday Art Walk in historic University Place. The Show Poster Poster Show curated by Hastings College professor, Turner McGehee and local artist, Bennett Holzworth will sh

Lecture at LUX: Debra Johnson Speaks About Women's Role in Contemporary Art and Craft

Debra Johnson, Southeast Community College Instructor, will speak about contemporary female artists and craftspeople at LUX Center for the Arts on May 18 at 6:30 p.m.

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2601 N 48th St
Lincoln, NE, 68504

Phone: (402) 466-8692

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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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