First Friday June 2017

First Friday Art Walk June 2017

As always it looks to be a great First Friday Art Walk. We have compiled a list of First Friday participants to help you decide your path downtown. Be sure to use #LNKFF when you post pictures to share your night.

Burkholder Project

719 P St. | 5:30-8:00 PM

Exciting New Paintings by Laron McGinn! Come join us for a fun evening- come early, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 

Laron was born on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska in 1960. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, he worked in Arizona and Los Angeles. Drawn back to the Sandhills beauty and open spaces, Laron now paints and works on the 1870’s family homestead ranch.

Laron’s experiences with the cowboy lifestyle and his extensive travels in Europe are reflected in his unique impressionist style whether in alkyds or pastels – his pencil drawings speak for themselves.

Rocketship Gallery

941 O St. Suite 100 | 6:00-9:00 PM

Gallery 9

124 S. 9th St. Suite 4 | 6:30-9:30 PM

Gallery 9 is an independent gallery located in the spacious, turn-of-the-century Mission Arts Building at 124 South 9th Street in Lincoln, NE. Beautifully renovated, the building is an historic site with a colorful past whose other tenants include artists and arts related businesses.

Noyes Art Gallery

119 S. 9th St. | 10:00 AM-9:00 PM

Noyes Art Gallery is located in the heart of the downtown Lincoln art district. All artwork is original and for sale. Sixty member artists are represented in this professional and friendly cooperative gallery. Each month, a new exhibit is unveiled at the First Friday night opening, where the public is invited to meet the artists.

Artwork includes: Cooperative art installations, contemporary and traditional art of all kinds and styles, exterior sculptures, portraits, murals, furniture, folk art, blown glass, wood carvings, photography, bronze sculptures, silver and beaded jewelry, metal reliefs, paper art, watercolors, acrylics, collages, oil paintings, pottery, stained glass, and other made-to-order, one-of-a-kind art.


Metro Gallery

1316 N. St. Suite 101 | 3:00-7:00

At Metro Gallery, we can help you discover just the right piece to suit your taste, environment and budget. Whether you want an investment piece, a conversation piece for your home/office or a special piece of artwork to adorn a foyer or meeting room, our experts can assist you with professional and personalized service. Did you also know that you can rent our pieces for a special event? We are always searching to bring you original art pieces that cover a wide range of styles and genres.


Our featured artist is a Lincoln Photographer, Chris Eiel and their project is titled "Urban Sketches and Wonderful Landscapes". Reception and opening is set for Friday June 2nd,  3 - 7 PM.

Non-Profit Hub: On Friday June 2 Nonprofit Hub will host an exhibit featuring Kieran Wilson, Photographer. Opening and reception 5 to 8 PM. The show hang through the month of June. The show was curated  by Joshua Redwine.

Tugboat Gallery

Parrish Studios (second floor 14th and O St.) | 5:00-10:00 PM

Tugboat Gallery Proudly Presents: “HER/HIM/THEY/THEM,” a group show featuring artists Michael Johnson, Kayla Linden, Angie Nord, Victoria Norton, Tanner Reckling, and Wes Staley.  The exhibition will open June 2nd, 2017 with a reception from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, closing on May 26th. DJ ol’ Moanin’ will be spinning the tracks!


Sheldon Museum of Art

12th and R St. | 5:00-7:00 PM

Catch the premiere of short film “The Idea of a Land Ethic: The art of human connection to the land” presented by the Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska.

Catch student artists in the act as they demo their skills in painting, throwing clay on the wheel, and more!

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

Richards Hall-UNL City Campus | 5:00-7:00 PM

The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall, which is located at Stadium Drive and T sts. on the UNL city campus. The Eisentrager-Howard Gallery is open to the public and hosts changing exhibitions that extend the studio and classroom. Exhibitions include MFA thesis, undergraduate capstone, undergraduate juried art competition, faculty biennial, and invited artists.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.


701 P Street | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

JONLOVESART Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This month will feature NET WORK, a show of internet/technology inspired pieces and projects by Jon Love.

The Lincoln Marriot Cornhusker Hotel

333 S 13th Street | 5:00-8:00 PM

The Cornhusker will be showcasing pieces from this year's Artist in Residence, Margaret Berry, and we invite you to stop in to see the incredible work she has produced. Margaret will be present to discuss her art and the process of its creation.

Francie & Finch Bookshop

130 S. 13th Street | 5:00-7:30 PM

Francie & Finch Bookshop is located in the historic Telephone Exchange Building on 13th Street.  With lots of history, this latest incarnation is a space that sells new books and the art on the walls.

Lincoln Children's Museum

1420 P St | 5:00 - 7:30 PM

This month the Museum is celebrating the joy of camping for our First Friday Family Fun Night. On Friday, June 2nd families will have a chance to make their own campsite, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the whole Museum, make their own binoculars and more! Back by popular demand, we will also have Theron the magician back on the stage during the event, sponsored by Competitive Edge Sports. You won’t believe your eyes when he starts making things disappear and reappear right in front of you, and your kids won’t stop talking about it all weekend!

So bring your favorite kid to the Museum on Friday night for some extra Museum fun. The Museum is open late until 7:30 pm on the first Friday of every month, and guests are offered free parking at the University Square parking garage at 14th and P. Invite your mom’s group for a fun monthly gathering and start the weekend off right. Regular admission rates apply, so members get in free!

We apologize for any omissions or errors in this month's listing. Please feel free to contact us if you have any changes or additions at