December 2018

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

Holiday Mosaic - New featured work from Anne Burkholder and more than 50 other artists.

Chapin Studios and Gallery

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

The unique and beautiful gourd art of Lynne Reineke will be featured this month in our main gallery. Fill your home with joy and wonder. Chapin Studios and Gallery presents a selection of works in a range of styles, mediums, and prices that will bring you delight this season and beyond.

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

Hannah Marie

Hannah is a freelance working in the Nebraska area. Hannah graduated in 2016 from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Studio Art and a minor in business. " I believe it is art's role to document, analyze, and reinterpret human behavior, and I continue to constantly create 
because art is my outlet, coping mechanism, and passion."

YouTube: Hannah Marie Artistry

The Dirty Low Dogs

Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery

Richards Hall, UNL Campus | 5 - 7 PM


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

Francie & Finch Bookshop

130 S. 13TH ST. | 4:30 - 9 pm

Gallery 9

124 S. 9TH ST.  6 - 9 PM

In DECEMBER Gallery 9 will feature our annual HOLIDAY SHOW, with ornaments, cards, ceramics, jewelry, glass, paintings, turned wood, and other great handmade gift for everyone on your list. Support Lincoln artists by shopping locally this holiday season.

Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q ST.  5 - 7 PM

Join us for a family-friendly activity making your own yarn art. This event is also the return of our annual hot chocolate bar (with all the fixings) and cookies.

Exhibitions on display:

New Farmers
New Farmers is a collaborative research project between photographer D. Bryon Darby, designer Tim Hossler, and sociologist Paul Stock. An observation of today's independent farmer, the project merges visual images with the print media of newspapers to explore and discuss contemporary farming. New Farmers aims to tell the story and empower the diversity of a new breed of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmer. (Brought to you by Humanities Nebraska)

From Paint Brushes to Camera Lenses: Creative Women of the Great Plains
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection highlight the creative spirit of women artists. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Tonita Peña, Terry Evans, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Martha Pettigrew, and Anne Burkholder are just a few of the artists featured.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit us first as we close at 7 p.m.! Please share this event with anyone who might be interested. Parking is usually available in the Que Place garage at 11th and Q streets. Please note there is construction near the parking garage entrance.

The Hot Mess

408 S. 11TH ST.  9 PM - 2 AM

Bust out your best nightlife outfit for this years, CLUB FESTIVUS! This ridiculous First Friday celebration is now in it's 9th year, and is created for the freaks, geeks, weirdos, and lovers in us all to celebrate the holiday season how we see fit. 

Calling all disco queens and candy kids, hip hop heads and clubbers. It's time to break out the leisure suit, hot pants or mini skirt, crop top and JNCO jeans, or FUBU Tee and Air Force 1s, and lets get freaky funky to some club bangers under the disco ball.

DJ Sets w/ 
Polar Bear
Conoley Ospovat

Photographic Artwork by Shannon Claire

Festivusties will include:
Festivus Pole Trimming
Airing of Grievances
and more!

Remember - It's a Day for the Rest of Us
*** Club Attire Encouraged ***

$3 w/ outfit | $5 w/o outfit

Indigo Bridge Books and Cafe

701 P ST.

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. 

Jake's Cigars & Spirits

101 N. 14TH ST.

Jonlovesart Gallery

701 P ST.

Kiechel Fine Art

1208 O ST.

Lincoln Children's Museum

1420 P ST.

To make it even more accessible, we’ll be offering free parking in the University Square Parking garage at 101 N 14th Street (access to garage is off of P street, just before 14th, look for signage the night of the event). 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.

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.

Marz Bar

1140 O ST.  5:30 - 9 PM

Vintage holiday party at Marz! Join Electric Pussybow Vintage and Marz for an evening of signature cocktails and sequins, satin, and velvet. We will have our top hat, posh items available to try on, purchase, and admire. 
There will be gift ideas for those special people on your list: coats, jewelry, games, decor, barware, and more! 

It will be an evening of holiday spirits and vintage delights. Speaking of spirits, your purchase from EPB Vintage entitles you to a free drink, courtesy of Marz. Cheers to that!

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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