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February 2023

We have compiled a list of First Friday participants to allow you to experience the art of downtown in person or from the comfort of your own home. Please remember to bring a mask and respect 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: https://www.facebook.com/tucciworks/


1867 Bar

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

More details to come.


Burkholder Art Studio & Galleries

719 P ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

Soft Shapes is a small group exhibition of Lincoln based artists, Hannah Demma, Matel Rokke and April White whose work showcases the element of shape. The element of shape can utilize pattern, balance and unity to evoke illusions that propel narrative and mood. Whether abstracted, symbol focused or recognizable imagery, shape has the potential for both dynamic compositional play and subtle visual interaction through its use of positive- negative relationships and its various configurations that allow for the juxtaposition of simplicity and complexity.

Curation by Erin Cross, show display in the Outback Gallery.

We are excited for our second annual 12" x 12" group show, join us in the gallery with both the Main and Skylight Galleries to enjoy work from a variety of our studio and associate artists for this fun show. With only the parameter of size, we love seeing how the diversity of medium and subject matter all come together to create a cohesive show united by the simplicity of size.


Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

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

More details to come.


Gallery 9

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

Join us in February for MINIATURES, an all-member group show featuring small art, tiny subjects, and other takes on the “miniatures” theme.


Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

Black History Month photo and art exhibit


Kiechel Fine Art

1208 O ST. | 5 PM - 8 PM

'LANDSCAPE' in our first floor gallery features major American landscape artists from the 19th century to Contemporary. Cash bar until 7:45pm. Second floor includes American Regionalist artists and original works on paper and prints. 


Lincoln Marriottt 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 Great Room on the second level to visit with our Artist in Residence, Tom Meyers. This month, Tom will have a Crowd Piece for visitors to interact with.


Maly Marketing

800 Q ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

First Fridays are back at Maly Marketing! This Friday, February 3, we’re hosting students of Lincoln High School’s Advanced Painting class. Check out the work by some of Lincoln’s own up-and-coming artists.  Doors open at 5 pm. Stop by our office to see some awesome art and support students of Lincoln High School.

Metro Gallery

1316 N ST. | 5 PM - 7 PM

More details to come. 


Nebraska History Museum

131 CENTENNIAL MALL N | 5 PM - 7 PM

Closed for transitions & renovations through February 9th


Noyes Art Gallery

119 S. 9th ST. | 6 PM - 8:30 PM

"Pride and Joy"

Come enjoy art by these artists! Featuring 7 guest artists from outside the gallery!

Lou Damm - painting
Zee Elmer - crochet
Dani Lynn - painting
Sydnie Waldron - sculpture
Ronnie Reid - digital photography
Felix Hawkswell - crochet
Samuel Nielsen - digital painting
Johnny O'Keefe - digital art/sculpture
Cei Loofe - sculpture
Anna Fiala - painting


Roots Collective

325 S 11TH ST. | 6 PM - 8 PM

No February display.


Sheldon Museum of Art

12TH & R | 4 PM - 7 PM

Start your weekend off with First Friday at Sheldon. Explore our new spring semester exhibitions and make some easy origami creations inspired by the more than ninety photographs of landscapes featured in From Here to the Horizon.


Sink Studio

440 S 11TH ST SUITE A | 6 PM - 9 PM

More details to come.


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. | 8 PM - 11 PM

Tugboat Gallery is proud to present "Recrudescence" featuring the Artists of Live Yes Studios opening on First Friday February 3rd from 7-10 with DJ ol moanin - closing on February 25th.
Recrudescence showcases new and unseen sculpture, paintings, weavings, assemblages, videos and drawings from the artists represented by Live Yes Studios. The show is a testament to their resilience, adaptability, and strength throughout the pandemic. One use of the word means the recurrence of an undesirable condition, which is a window into our struggles during the pandemic. However, others see the word to mean breaking out into renewed activity after a period of inactivity. The show represents a dawning of a colorful, wacky, honest, sometimes stinky, but mostly a better than ever future.

"Recrudescence has 28 Artists- Josh Burke, Peyton Stefkovich, Amber Green, Aleah Beranek, Kelli Berabek, Joey Dowding, Carla Rosecrans and Jessica Rasmussen to name a few.


Have an art show in downtown Lincoln you'd like added to our monthly list?  Email Renee at renee@downtownlincoln.org