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May 2024

We have compiled a list of First Friday participants to allow you to experience the art of downtown! Please remember to follow each individual gallery's in-person policies & be sure to use #LNKFF when you post pictures to share your night!

1867 Bar

101 N 14TH ST. | 7 PM

More details to come.

Burkholder Art Studio & Galleries

719 P ST. | 5 PM - 8 PM

Join us for solo shows featuring Tammy Schuett and Valery Wachter on the main floor.  Caleb Dutton in the Skylight Gallery, and guest artist Kailin Nielsen in our Special Exhibit Space.

Clements Noyes Art Gallery

119 S. 9TH ST. | 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Meet the artists featured in the Focus Gallery this month including Dana Clements, Joni Brown, Judy Stanczyk, Jack Croner, Diana Pueppke, Mya Miller, Joselyn Andreasen, and Talia Tacy

Constellation Studios

2055 O ST. | 6 PM - 8 PM

Project Babel

Project Babel is an international printmaking collaboration project. 335 printmakers from 40 studios – including Constellation Studios –  in 19 countries created together an artwork based on the painting “The Great Tower of Babel” (1563) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Dish Restaurant 

1100 E O ST. | 5 PM - 9 PM

Breann Matlock

Breann’s art explores the interplay of texture and bright hues, made with both oil and acrylic paints, oil-based markers, and modeling paste. From pure abstraction to semi-abstract representations, they explore the dynamic relationship between bold contrasts and subtle nuances. For colors, they use bright, contrasting colors as well as subtle gradients and fluctuate between smooth, blended surfaces to rough, textured strokes. With these contrasting colors and textures, Breann aims to stimulate the senses and create a sense of excitement for the viewer.

Ebben Blake

Ebben's art uses striking colors and a variety of mediums to bring to life the human form but more specifically the face, with every line being the difference between a melancholy and an ecstatic poise. Ebben uses a collection of bold hues pushing past the norm and offering a surreal and abstract perspective of identity and form. Motivated by nature's curves and folds, Ebben looks for hidden images created by the layers of paint to pull life out of the background, creating these abstract renditions of the human form.

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

STADIUM DR. & T ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

More details to come.

Francie & Finch Bookshop

130 S 13TH ST | 4 PM - 7 PM

More details to come.

Gallery 9

124 S. 9TH ST. | 5 PM - 8:30 PM

In May, Gallery 9 will feature a collection of mixed-media works by Mark Coyle.

On display May 1 - June 2, 2024

Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Angela Two Stars, a multidisciplinary visual artist, public artist, and curator. By reconnecting with the Dakota language and her ancestral homelands, Angela addresses healing from historical, intergenerational, and personal traumas in her recent work. About this exhibition, she writes: “Through personal, vulnerable installations and performances, “(Re)Connected” boldly addresses issues that have caused the traumas endured by Native women but also highlights their strength, beauty, and resilience, as well as their roles as leaders, caretakers, life-givers, and protectors of all their relations.”

Kiechel Fine Art

1208 O ST. | 5 PM - 8 PM

Enjoy May First Friday at Kiechel Fine Art on Friday, May 3rd from 5-8 pm. It is the last chance to view 'Resilience' by Ukrainian artist, Olena Mosiyevych. Browse our two other gallery floors and enjoy a cash bar

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

333 S. 13th St. | 6 PM - 9 PM

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

Swing by the studio in the Atrium to visit with our Artist in Residence, Tom Meyers.

Maly Marketing

800 Q ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

More details to come.

Mana Games

701 P St SUITE 102 | 5 PM - 8 PM

Join us for “Crafted Journeys – Emerging Designers Board Game Showcase”, and experience five original board games, each a testament to the diverse creative talents of University of Nebraska - Lincoln students. Witness the ingenuity of these emerging designers as they showcase their unique visions through meticulously crafted game boards and engaging gameplay experiences. “Crafted Journeys” offers a glimpse into the creative exploration of these students, highlighting their ability to translate their diverse interests and talents into the realm of game design. Join us in celebrating the creativity and innovation of tomorrow's creatives, as they demonstrate the breadth of their design prowess in this exciting showcase of emerging talent.

Metro Gallery

1316 N ST. | 3 PM - 7 PM

More details to come. 

 Nebraska History Museum


More details to come.

Occidental/Kate Martin

735 O ST. | 3 PM - 2 AM

More details to come.

Sheldon Museum of Art

12TH & R | 4 PM - 7 PM

Bring your friends to an end-of-semester celebration organized by the Sheldon Student Advisory Board. Enjoy churros from Papi Churros LNK, make a friendship bracelet, and explore the galleries.

Admission is free.

Ten Thousand Villages

140 N 8TH ST | 6 PM - 8 PM

More details to come. 

Tugboat Gallery

116 N 14TH ST. | 7 PM - 10 PM

More details to come. 


1624 S 17TH ST. | 5 PM - 8 PM

More details to come.

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