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April – September 2022

Location: Between Fire Stone Pizzeria and Foot Locker in the Gateway Mall Food Court, located at 6100 O St

Hours: Fridays: 12:30-6 PM | Saturdays: 11 AM-4 PM

Featured Artist: Ann Williams

Project Description:

As an initiative under Lincoln Arts' upstArt programming, Gateway to the Arts is a public studio, gallery, and arts space located just inside Gateway Mall, designed to bring free arts opportunities to everyone in the community. That means you. From First Friday Artwalks, art exhibitions, to interactive activities, and more, Gateway to the Arts serves a hub for all things creative, and for those ready to create.

Artist Ann Williams serves as the featured artist of the space with her community wide project, "Garden of Possibilities." Through this interactive display, Ann encourages the public to come together to create a place of inspiration, dreams, and new beginnings. The garden will house dozens of flowers, plants, and butterflies—all made by you. Created from paper and found objects, these flowers and butterflies will honor those who have inspired us, as well as document our hopes and dreams for the future. "Garden of Possibilities" will serve as a space of love, encouragement, and potential. Now is the time to choose hope and start making.

Follow Ann for artist updates on Gateway to the Arts and her other works at


April Events:

First Friday Grand Opening

April 1: 6-8 PM


First Friday Artist Talk

April 1: 7 PM


Make 2, Take 1 Session

April 15: 1-2 PM | 3-4 PM


Make 2, Take 1 Session

April 29: 2-3 PM


May Events:

First Friday

May 6: 6-8 PM


Special Hours

May 24: 11 AM-5PM


Preschool Rock Painting

May 24: 11 AM-1 PM


Special Hours

May 25: 11 AM-4 PM


Guest Artist

May 27: 12:30-6 PM

May 28: 11 AM-4 PM


Check back here regularly for updates on Gateway to the Arts events!