The Mayor’s Arts Awards has become a much-anticipated tradition for Lincoln since its inception in 1978. It is our opportunity to come together as neighbors, friends, colleagues and patrons to celebrate the creativity among us. Nominations and selections are made by community members. Honorees proudly include “Mayor’s Arts Awards Winner” on their resumes. It is also an evening for the Lincoln Arts Council to shine, to share stories and provide a peak “behind the scenes” at the work of championing the arts, connecting people, changing lives.
The celebration on June 10 and the work that happens across the other 364 days of the year would not be possible without the financial underwriting that comes from our event sponsors. Each of them is an investor in the arts and culture of Lincoln. Please join us in thanking them.
Event Co-Sponsor: Premier Catering®
Video Sponsors: CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Liberty First Credit Union and Mr. Steve Wake
Main Stage Sponsors: A to Z Printing, Abel Foundation, Husker Auto Group, Nebraska Heart and US Properties Group & Grand Manse
Team Sponsor: Clark Architects for the Arts!
Award Sponsors: Black Hills Energy, Clark Enersen Partners, Cline Williams Wright Johnson and Oldfather, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, Ghost Light Society, Gladys Lux Foundation, Jerry & Annette Hall, Robert Hillestad in Memory of Dr. Richard Hay, Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Legacy Retirement Communities, Lincoln Community Foundation, Pinnacle Bank, Joseph & Judith Ruffo, Runza® Restaurants and Woods Brothers Realty.
Project Supporters: Mr. Wayne Boles, Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln Industries and Mrs. Ann Rawly
Banner Sponsor: Peace Studio Architects and Union Agency
Read stories, testimonies, observations and remembrances of arts impacting lives.
Do you have a story to share? We know that creativity makes a difference for people of all ages. We would love to hear from you!
Advocacy, increased access, education, recognition, creating opportunities… we’re on the job! Join us, won’t you?