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First Friday, May 3rd, 2013 (Downtown)

Downtown is the center of art in Lincoln. Below are many of the First Friday events and May exhibits. See many of your favorite artists and venues, or try some of the NEW offerings this month.  There is Always Something To Do In This Town!

Artists on the Edge, Apothecary Lower Level

Artists On the Edge is an artist collective formed through a partnership between Open Studios, the Community Mental Health Center, and Lincoln Parks and Rec. The location for Artists on the Edge is the lower level of the Apothecary in the hallway of Crescent Moon and Sacred Heart Tattoo.

LPS Arts and Humanities Focus Program, 643 S. 25 Street

LPS Arts and Humanities Focus Program presents the final show of the 2012-2013 school year. “The Last Waltz” has a theme of Creativity. Join students and their families on Second Friday, May 10th from 5:50-7:30 PM.

Burkholder Project, 719 P Street, 7-9pm

MAIN GALLERY:  ‘Bits and Pieces’ – Assemblages by Julie McCullough

OUTBACK GALLERY:  Group Show featuring work by Alyssa Williams, Jay Gerber, Liz Shea, Matt Spilker, & Toney Redman

SKYLIGHT GALLERY:  Oil Paintings by Elizabeth Rieke Hefley

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:  Photographs by Pat Wendt

Regular Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday from 9 AM – 3 PM.

County City Building, 555 South 10th St – 1st floor,  4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

First Friday Art Reception, May 3, 2013. Join Hildegard Center for the Arts as they honor Student Winners of the Heroes Among Us Visual Art Competition 4:30 – 6 p.m. Hosted by Mayor Chris Beutler and Hildegard Center for the Arts.

An introduction of Artists and Heroes and Artist Talk begins at 5:15 p.m. For further information, contact Liz Shea-McCoy at liz_shea@windstream.net or (402) 430-5923

Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk with featured artist William Matchett

Local singer/songwriter Mark Lowe 8-10pm

Crescent Moon Coffee is located in the lower level of the Apothecary building. Crescent Moon Coffee has been at home in the Haymarket District since 2001. There are performances six nights a week and a monthly featured artist for First Friday Art Walks.

Regular Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 11pm, Saturday 7:00am – 11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm


Cultiva Espresso and Crepes, 727 S. 11th St., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cultiva Espresso and Crepes will be open until 8:00 p.m. No information on First Friday artwork available.

Regular Hours: Mon – Sun: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm


Doc’s Place, 140 N 8th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Doc’s Place presents FIVE YEARS IN THE LIFE OF WHITNEY WILLIAMS. A new show from local artist Whitney Williams explores themes of gender, memory and the creative process with drawings and paintings spanning the past five years of her work. Different projects from the recent past collide in one exhibition. One body of work includes pieces which try to capture the ephemeral quality of polaroids in the more permanent medium of paint and another among them is a visual catalog of human ears. Also on display is a selection of drawings from Williams’ “One Drawing a Day” series. The show opens on Monday, April 29th and will continue through Monday, June 3rd. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 3rd from 6 to 10:00 PM.
Regular Hours: Mon-Sun: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Gallery 9, 124 N. 9th St, Suite 4, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.

Gallery 9 presents “In Cahoots” New Work By Judith Andre  & Su Harvey Individually, these two artists create beautiful work that audiences always find engaging, unique and eye catching. Join Kiln formed Glass Artist Judith Andre, and Mixed Media and Mosaic Artist Su Harvey as they join together to share their latest creations!

Regular Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from Noon to 5:00 pm.

Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q Street

Great Plains Art Museum continues Spurs & Spitfire Humor of the American West.

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, holiday weekends and between exhibitions.

Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P Street, Suite 102, 6-10 p.m.

Indigo Bridge presents fresh, new art and live music. Join them on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to a partnership with The 815 and Artists on the Edge. Each month the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

Live Yes Studio & Gallery, 330 S. 13th St., 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Live Yes Studio is doing some spring cleaning, which means all of our original works of art will be discounted for this event. Stop on down and show your support for these local artists. We hope to see you there.

Michael Forsberg Gallery, 100 N 8th Street, 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.

The Michael Forsberg Gallery has a variety of Michael’s work for display and sale. Michael is an award winning conservation photographer. Forsberg’s images are a dramatic witness to the awesome spirit of the wide open. The subjects of his photos include Plant Life, Wildlife, Birds, cranes and Landscapes.

METRO GALLERY, 1316 N Street, Suite 101, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Metro Gallery will be hosting an art FAC from 4:00 – 6:00 so you can catch all of the other galleries.

*NEW* MILESTONE GALLERY, 1001 O Street, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Milestone Gallery presents “Heroes & She-roes” Older Americans Month 2013 Exhibit by Sharon Aden “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!” . . . Maya Angelou. Join us as we unveil our window display of portraits in a variety of mediums that celebrate the beauty and resilience of our Aging Americans.

Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 2013 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The show will hang from May 1 – May 28, 2013

Located in the Aging Partners Downtown Senior Center

Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Noyes Art Gallery presents the art of  Brenda Scott, Franny Upp, Kris and Beth Anderzhon, Lisa Smith, Thurston Baker, and Jessica Taylor

Regular Hours: Monday – Friday  10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday  10:00am – 5:00pm

Screen Ink – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

416 S. 11th Street

Screen Ink presents “Outside the LUX Box” a fundraiser for LUX Center for the Arts on Friday, May 3 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. One hundred artists, members of the media, small business owners, and artists from the Commission for the Blind have transformed a metal lunch box into a piece of art to support LUX Center for the Arts.  On this evening, each piece will be sold for $100 at Screen Ink, 416 South 11th Street in Lincoln, NE.   All proceeds support LUX Center for the Arts and its arts education programs in the community.  Major Sponsor:  Local Hero Design;  Supporting Sponsor: Play Creative, Screen Ink., and Porridge Papers.

Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th & R Streets, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sheldon Museum of Art presents “The Naked Museum.” Celebrate the return of the muses to the museum with performances by the Skyros Quartet, UNL piano students, and works by student composer Brittany Bydalek. They will also recognize Sheldon Art Association members.

Regular Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages, 140 North 8th Street, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages has a drum circle in the store every First Friday. Bring your own drum, or use ours, but most importantly, have some fun! Drumming will take place between 8-9pm.

Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit Fair Trade store which works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or  underemployed in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. This income helps pay for food, education, health care and housing.

Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Closed Sunday

*NEW* Warehouse #4 Opening – Coming in JUNE!

Warehouse #4 will be opening a new gallery space in June. Look here next month for more details. This is a graphic design focused location.

Workspace Gallery,  440 N 8th Street, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WORKSPACE GALLERY opens Vivian Spiegelman’s Refuse Encore. This group of photograms was created from a variety of packaging materials – mostly plastic containers and utensils. Our world has been transformed by plastic. It is a dominant substance in our material world of commerce. Reception for Refuse Encore by Vivian Spiegelman: Friday, May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm; Gallery talk with the curator at 7:00 pm.

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