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September 2023

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

1410 O ST Studio #5 | 5 PM - 9 PM

Anthony Tucci - Working in enamels and oils, Anthony Tucci’s unique technique in his abstract paintings provide immense depth and an organic sensation. His use of life like figures express bold, looming statements. Open First Fridays 6-9 or contact for an appointment. More info here:

1867 Bar

101 N 14TH ST. | 5 PM - 9 PM

Check out our September Artist, Brit Sigh

Burkholder Art Studio & Galleries

719 P ST. | 5 PM - 8 PM

PJ Peters will be in the Main Gallery space with her newest series, "Quiddity"

'A Journey in Color' will be our Outback Gallery show by Tammy Schuett. Tammy uses vibrant color and playful brushstrokes to showcase her favorite scenes on the horizon.

Michelle Hrbek will be in the Skylight Gallery with 'Marigolds'"Native to Mexico and rooted in ancient Aztec rituals and traditions, Marigolds are associated with religious practices within the Christian and Hindu faiths. The flowers are spiritual symbols of mourning & remembrance and representations of wealth and hope in literature & history.

Diane Reiber with 'Listening to Beauty' in the Special Exhibit space.Diane is a guest artist this month and we are thrilled to have you view her work with us. First Friday is September 1st from 5-8pm, so stop on by to say hello!

Constellation Studios

2055 O ST. | 6 PM - 8 PM

Join us for a free special musical-night with Kjell Cronn and PanceZaev. Enjoy light snacks and beverages. Cronn is a local singer-songwriter-artist with a nomadic history and wistful romanticism tohis songwriting storytelling. Zaev is an local musician who is an accomplished reed player, with a polished style, from Macedonia.

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

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

Be sure to stop by the gallery to check out Mundos Enteros [Entire Worlds]: Selections from the Gloria Rodríguez Calero Collection of Puerto Rican Works on Paper

Thanks to a generous loan from Sheldon, this bilingual exhibition puts the twenty-five works into dialogue with Lincoln’s campus and city communities. The show was organized by students in Katie Anania’s course, AHIS 805: Curatorial Methods in an Art Museum, and is divided into six thematic sections, each of which explores a different aspect of Puerto Rico’s cultural and political history.The Gallery is open Mon-Thur 12-5 PM and there will be a closing reception on Friday, September 1, from 5-7 PM

Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S 13TH ST | 5:30 PM - 7 PM

More details to come.

Gallery 9

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

Join us in September for TRANSITIONS, featuring ceramics by Pam Young, paintings by Mitch Egeberg, and metal sculptures by Scott Grossenbacher. On display Aug 30-Oct 1. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Sept 1 (5-9pm)

Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

The Great Plains Art Museum will be open late for Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m. with light refreshments and three exhibitions:

Artwork detail: Kirsten Furlong, "Night Passages: Bobolink", 2021, acrylic and ink on paper, commissioned for the Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Collection.

Kiechel Fine Art

1208 O ST. | 5 PM - 8 PM

Stop by from 5-8PM, enjoy our cash bar and view new arrivals on third floor. Haven’t seen Jamie Burmeister’s captivating exhibition yet? ‘What Color is Hope?’ is on view now through October 3rd.

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. Swing by the art studio on the first level located in the atrium to visit with our Artist in Residence, Tom Meyers.

Maly Marketing

800 Q ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

First Fridays are back at Maly Marketing!

Metro Gallery

1316 N ST. | 3 PM - 7 PM

For more than 11 years Metro Gallery has participated in the First Friday Art Walk. Metro Gallery has brought artists from around the world, from every corner of the United States, not to mention dozens of places right here in our home state of Nebraska. This month is no different, we are proud to host Michelle Zephier for the month of September at our main gallery.

Nebraska History Museum


More details to come.

Noyes Art Gallery

119 S. 9TH ST. | 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Noyes’ September Focus show opens with work by Greg Sparling, Sophia Talbert, Shawna Wyllothorn, Marjorie Taylor, Kelsey Dooley, Tyler McIntosh, Maddy K, Dave Benes, Jeremy Greier and Shawn Bohmont. Livestream of the opening will broadcast on the Noyes Gallery Facebook page at 7 p.m. 

Occidental/Kate Martin

735 O ST. | 3 PM - 2 AM

More details to come.

Sheldon Museum of Art

12TH & R | 4 PM - 7 PM

Start your weekend off with First Friday at Sheldon. Make a print and explore the fall exhibitions. The museum is open until 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Ten Thousand Villages

140 N 8TH ST | 6 PM - 8 PM

Join us every First Friday for a FREE night of community drumming! Fun for all ages and experience levels -- no experience necessary! Ren Eide will lead us in a free-style format of different drumming techniques and skills. You are welcome to bring your own drum or borrow one of ours. All are welcome!

Tugboat Gallery

116 N 14TH ST. | 7 PM - 10 PM

Come see the work of Sophie Isaak, now in her second year as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of printmaking.

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