March 2019

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 and don't forget about the awesome Bike LNK stations along the art walk as an alternative to walking! 

Burkholder Art Studio & Galleries

719 P ST. | 5:30 - 8 PM

More details to come.

Chapin Studios and Gallery

110 S. 14TH ST. | 5 - 9 PM

March at Chapin featuring The Works of Tom Sullivan. Public reception will be held Friday March 1 from 5-9pm during the First Friday Art Walk. See our website for more info:

The Coffee House

1324 P ST. | 6 - 9 PM

Stop into The Coffee House for First Friday festivities. 

Crescent Moon Coffee

140 N. 8TH ST. | 7 - 10 PM

More details to come.

Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery

Richards Hall, UNL Campus | 5 - 7 PM


211 N. 14TH ST. | 5 - 7 PM

Join us at The Foundry on March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. for First Friday with Jeremy Mendoza! Check out Jeremy's impressive landscape photography and enjoy snacks and refreshments on the third floor, then head down to the shop for some grown-up drinks and great conversation. We can't wait to see you there! 

Francie & Finch Bookshop

130 S. 13TH ST. | 4 - 6 PM

Francie & Finch will host a book-signing for Chica, a just released children's book written by Karen Duncan of Lincoln and illustrated by Omaha artist Joseph Broghammer. The event will be held 4-6PM with comments and readings by the author and artist at 5PM. Chica is a tale told by a small gray dog about finding a lifelong friend in a Mexican town known for its ancient pyramids. Her rescuer, a kind American woman,  offers the ragtag drifter food, baths, adventures and love. The book bursts with color and charm. Mr. Broghammer's whimsical illustrations and Mrs. Duncan's balance of fact and fancy are sure to bring this magical love story into the hearts of readers young and old. The text for Chica is duel language, with Spanish translation by Ute Tiemann.

Gallery 9

124 S. 9TH ST. | 6 - 9 PM

Featuring new paintings by MC Anderson, jewelry by Donna Burdic, and paintings/wire sculpture by Mark Coyle. Exhibits on display February 27 - March 31.

Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q ST. | 5 - 7 PM

Featuring Montana:Prairies to Peaks Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence Erin Jones Graf. 

Erin Jones Graf graduated from Montana State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a separate degree in K-12 Art Education. While she is drawn to the manual labor of printmaking and the “chemistry” behind the process, her love has always been painting. The artist’s native Montana is the subject of her exhibition as the 2019 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence. She states: “I grew up on the edge of the great plains of Montana, on land that nourished four generations of my family before me…. I paint my home, and my home is expansive. From prairies to peaks, I move along the hay fields and hills, painting the grandeur that is Montana.”

Jones Graf is the inaugural artist for the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab donated by Fred and Julie Hoppe, which will open in spring 2019.

The Hot Mess

408 S. 11TH ST. | 9 PM - 2 AM

Indigo Bridge Books and Cafe

701 P ST. | 6 - 9 PM

Every First Friday, Indigo Bridge hosts fresh, new art and live music. Join us on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to our partnership with Artists on the Edge. Each month the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

Jake's Cigars & Spirits

101 N. 14TH ST. | 7 PM

More details to come.

Jonlovesart Gallery

701 P ST. |

Kiechel Fine Art

1208 O ST. | 6 - 9 PM

More details to come.

Lincoln Children's Museum

1420 P ST. | 5 - 9 PM

Each family night will have a specific theme with lots of fun activities and even costumed characters to keep your kiddos entertained all night.

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

333 S. 13TH ST. | 5 - 8 PM

Dive into the local art scene by attending the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Our Artist-In-Residence Gallery & Studio will be part of the city-wide event, featuring several galleries across the city.

Swing by the art studio on the first level located in the atrium to visit with our third Artist-In-Residence, Tom Meyers. March will be Tom's last First Friday at The Cornhusker Hotel, be sure to stop by and see all the pieces he has created throughout his year residency.

We look forward to brilliantly hosting you as part of downtown Lincoln's arts community.

Marz Bar

1140 O ST. | 5:30 - 9 PM

Method Cycles & Craft House

416 S. 11th St. | 3PM - 12 AM

Join us on the First Friday of each month as we welcome a new featured artist. Enjoy craft beer and cocktails, wine, and hors d'oeuvres part of our Friday Afternoon Club.

More details to come.

Metro Gallery

1316 N St. | 3 - 7 PM

More details to come.

The Nebraska Club

233 S. 13th St. Suite 2000 | 4 - 7 PM

This month's featured artist is Mandy Gilstrap, art teacher at Dawe's Middle School. We will have half price margaritas, Moscow mules, and sours, and will be offering some light appetizers that evening as well. This event is open to the public.

Nebraska History Museum

131 Centennial Mall |

Noyes Art Gallery

119 S. 9th St. | 10 AM - 5 PM

More details to come.

Parrish Studios

1410 O St.  7 PM |

Rabbit Hole Bakery

800 Q St. |

Saint Paul United Methodist Church

1144 M St. | 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Friday Noon Concert Series. More details to come.

Sheldon Museum of Art

12th & R | 5 - 7 PM

First Friday in Four Courses: Soup and Salad 

Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month, help assemble a salad in a riff on artist Alison Knowle's iconic work "Make a Salad". Admission is free.

St. Mark's on Campus

1309 R St. |


145 S. 9th St. | 5 - 8 PM

Art Exhibition featuring the comic, fantasy, and science fiction art of Lee Bokma.

Tugboat Gallery

116 N. 14th St. | 7 - 10 PM

a group show curated by Katharen Wiese featuring: 
Adrian Armstrong, Jacob Brown, Isaiah Jones, Thalia Rodgers, Michael Villarreal, and Erik White 
— Opening First Friday, March 1st, 2019 from 7-10pm with DJ ol moanin - closing on March 29th.

Tugboat Gallery is located at 116 N.14th Street, Lincoln, NE - second story above Gomez Art Supply. Elevator Entrance at 1410 'O' Street. Gallery hours are First Fridays, Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 2-5. Key to Gallery and Questions answered by Gomez Art Supply at 402-477-6200. 

Have an art show in downtown Lincoln you'd like added to our monthly list?  Email our event coordinator at

Downtown Lincoln NE

Downtown Lincoln Association

206 S 13th Street, Suite 101

Lincoln, NE 68508

 402.434.6900    402.434.6907

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