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Sign up now to be a Festival Patron

We’re back with our 21st Lincoln Arts Festival—and it’s going to be our biggest event yet! On June 18th and 19th, more than 90 creatives from all over the U.S. will come together on Canopy Street and in the Railyard in downtown Lincoln for a weekend of arts, culture, and community. There, you’ll be able to enjoy live performances and art demonstrations, channel your inner artist through interactive arts activities, and, best of all, purchase your home’s next big art piece at Lincoln Arts’ whole new festival!

Did you know? You can make your shopping commitment early as an Arts Festival Patron! Patrons are vital to the success of the Festival and the artists in our community. With your support as a Patron of the arts, you ensure this celebrated community event continues to enrich the arts community of Lincoln and make the world a better and more interesting place.

Join us for the Patron Open House Reception

As an Arts Festival Patron for 2022, you and one guest are invited to our Patron Open House Reception in the Courtyard of Tavern on the Square in the Haymarket District. On Monday, June 13, from 6 – 8 p.m., come and be the first to meet the Emerging Artists of the Lincoln Arts Festival and preview their artwork to be featured in the Festival. Plus, enjoy drinks and hors d’ oeuvres while you browse with food and drink tickets provided by our generous sponsors—Dahlsten Truck Line, the Letheby Group – RBC Wealth Management, and the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. But that’s not all!

During the festivities, you, as a Patron, will be entered into a drawing to receive a free piece of artwork from one of our 90-plus artists participating in the Festival, and a one-night stay with breakfast for two at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel! That—along with the variety of artwork available, including drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, and more—is reason enough to give your support to the arts. Even better? When you recruit another Patron for the Lincoln Arts Festival, you get entered twice. That’s double the entries to win!

Buy Art with Art Bucks

When it comes to purchasing your favorite art at the Lincoln Arts Festival, all Patrons receive art bucks—LAC’s very own currency designed to be used just like cash—to spend on art at the Festival. Using your art bucks to buy eye-catching, handmade art pieces supports our local and national arts communities—and empowers Lincoln Arts to continue to foster positive, inclusive arts opportunities and experiences for all. So, what’s not to love about becoming a Patron of the arts? Here’s how to get started.

All you have to do to become an Arts Festival Patron is give at one of the two following levels:

  • $150 = $100 in Art Bucks to spend at the Lincoln Arts Festival and $50 LAC tax-deductible donation.
  • $300 = $200 in Art Bucks to spend at the Lincoln Arts Festival and $100 LAC tax-deductible donation. 

Your support as a Patron of the arts is exactly why we can do what we do. As a thank you, each of our Patrons will be recognized on the Lincoln Arts website and on our livestream of the Festival, but you need to sign up as a Patron before June 1st to be included. To show your interest, or ask questions, about becoming an Arts Festival Patron, please reach out to Michele Peón-Casanova, Lincoln Arts' Development Director, at 402.326.8455, or

Thank you for helping us ensure inclusive arts opportunities and experiences remain accessible to everyone. Together, we can do great things!

Our Contributors

  • CSF
  • Allo
  • Ameritas
  • AngleTrust
  • Aspegren
  • AyarsandAyars
  • BlackHillsEnergy
  • Bison
  • BVH
  • CanopyStreetMarket
  • CornhuskerHotel
  • DA
  • Dahlsten
  • Doane
  • Duteau
  • Firespring
  • FNBO
  • PFF
  • Gagner
  • Letheby
  • LCF
  • LincolnIndustries
  • Lottery
  • Olsson
  • Pepsi
  • PinnacleBank
  • RussMarket
  • SandhillsGlobal
  • Sinclair
  • SCC
  • Studio951
  • UBT
  • WRK